Florida Senate names program which allows school employees to be armed after slain coach Aaron Feis

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — In response to a deadly Florida school shooting last month, the state’s Senate narrowly passed a bill Monday that would create new restrictions on rifle sales and allow some teachers to carry guns in schools. The 20-18 vote came after three hours of often emotional debate. Support and opposition crossed party… Read more »

Center for Biological Diversity

Could Floridians vote on a drilling ban in state waters?

There is one possible amendment up for consideration by the Florida Constitutional Revision Commission that would ban all fossil fuel drilling in Florida waters; our guest in the studio was Jaclyn Lopez, Florida director of the Center For Biological Diversity. The Constitutional Revision Commission is formed every 20 years and its members are mostly picked by… Read more »

Teachers’ union opposes Florida Legislature’s school safety & guns bill

The Florida Legislature’s is voting this week on what’s being described as a school safety bill. There’s a lot of gun legislation in there as well. The Florida Senate discussed the school safety legislation Monday after a weekend session. On Saturday the Republican-dominated Senate rejected nearly fifty amendments from Democrats. Some of them were: banning… Read more »

Liftoff! For new advanced NASA satellite launched from Cape Canaveral

By MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA launched another of the world’s most advanced weather satellites on Thursday, this time to safeguard the western U.S. The GOES-S ( Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite) satellite thundered toward orbit aboard an Atlas V rocket, slicing through a hazy late afternoon sky. Dozens of meteorologists gathered… Read more »

MidPoint for Thursday, March 1- The gun debate in Florida

Fifteen days after the Valentine’s Day massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland,  school and gun safety measures continue to be debated in the state Capitol. We talked about those proposals during today’s show. It featured Shelbie Seys, a mother of three kids in Parkland area schools who led a caravan of parents of… Read more »

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Florida teachers union opposes education bill; decertification is back in bill

A massive education bill is moving through the Florida Legislature and the Senate has added back in a provision that would decertify teachers unions if the number of dues-paying members falls below fifty percent. That’s just one of the many reasons Joanne McCall, president of the Florida Education Association, opposes the bill called HB 7055…. Read more »

Passion & Discovery on Life Elsewhere

“There are piles of fantastic magazines out there just waiting to be discovered,” says Steven Watson, “but finding quality independent magazines can be difficult.”  Thankfully, the former magazine editor had a passion for magazines and he really liked discovering them. So, that’s what he did, better still he set about sharing his passion and his… Read more »

Women’s Show 3/1 The NRA Battles On

The NRA battles on, taking on all comers including Business SEO – articulate grieving students, parents, doctors, educators, probably even the family dogs.  And the NRA has spoken – let there be school marshals, arm the teachers! Definitely the answer  to a problem with guns is more guns.  What is wrong with us?  We have… Read more »

Florida Legislature debates school safety bill, rejects assault weapon ban

By KELLI KENNEDY, BRENDAN FARRINGTON and CURT ANDERSON, Associated Press “…The entire country is watching.” PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Family members of people killed in a South Florida school shooting gave emotional testimony Tuesday during a legislative hearing to discuss passing a bill that would allow for armed teachers and raise the age limit to buy… Read more »

Hillsborough GOP Plans Gun Shootout and Second Amendment BBQ on Same Day as National Rallies Against Gun Violence

Radioactivity 2 27 18 Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Next month the Hillsborough Republican Party will be holding a shootout and gun raffle for the Second Amendment. We’ll talk with the incoming chair of the Hillsborough Republican Party in a moment. But first two listener comments about yesterday’s program on which we… Read more »

Florida leaders propose new gun laws after school shooting

By BRENDAN FARRINGTON, GARY FINEOUT and CURT ANDERSON, Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Less than two weeks after the Florida school shooting, Gov. Rick Scott and Republican legislators announced school safety and gun restriction proposals Friday that would ban the sale of firearms to anyone under 21, but they differed on whether some teachers should… Read more »

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Gun safety advocates slam most plans by Rick Scott & Florida Legislature

Florida Governor Rick Scott is proposing keeping people younger than 21 from purchasing guns, keeping people with mental illnesses from purchasing guns and increasing the number of armed law enforcement officers in schools. His proposal differs from one put forward Friday by leaders in the GOP-dominated Legislature. Pamela Goodman, president of the League of Women… Read more »

MidPoint for Thursday, Feb 22 – Chris King and Tanja Vidovic

We discussed the demand among Democrats in Florida for gun-control measures in the wake of last week’s massacre in Parkland at the top of the show with Chris King, the 39-year-old Winter Park businessman who is running for the Democratic nomination for governor. King helped pay for buses carrying teenagers from Orlando and St. Petersburg… Read more »

Blake High School Students Plan Walkout Tomorrow to Protest Gun Violence

Radioactivity 2 22 18 Good morning, Welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. After last week’s massacre at the high school in Parkland, high school students from around the country have been organizing walkouts, meetings, protests- calling for laws to protect students from gun violence. This week the Parkland students took part in massive protests and… Read more »

Teens Vs Politicians in Tallahassee over gun control

By BRENDAN FARRINGTON, GARY FINEOUT and TAMARA LUSH, Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A week after a shooter slaughtered 17 people in a Florida high school, thousands of protesters, including many angry teenagers, swarmed into the state Capitol on Wednesday, calling for changes to gun laws, a ban on assault-type weapons and improved care for… Read more »

New Bio of Legendary Tampa Bay Record Producer and Interview with Former WashPost Moscow Bureau Chief

Good Morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up we’ll hear about a local record producer who had a long list of million selling hits including “Stay”, “Ballad of Snoopy and the Red Baron”, and “Abraham Martin and John”. There’s a new biography of this almost forgotten record producer and we’ll talk about it… Read more »