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Reporter Ben Montgomery on his ‘Why Cops Shoot’ investigation on Radioactivity

Florida Police Shootings investigated by Times’ Ben Montgomery For years, no one could say with much certainty how many times police shot people in Florida. Now, we have an answer as a result of a months-long investigation from the Tampa Bay Times titled Why Cops Shoot. According to the Times report, “No one was keeping track of… Read more »

All About Angels on Morning Energy

Many people around the world are still observing LENT -which is a season of the year when Christians focus on simple living, prayer, and fasting in order to grow closer to God. It begins 40 days before Easter. And as people begin to prepare themselves for this special holiday, some may spend extra time reflecting… Read more »

Women’s Show 4/6 – Russian Connection and Supreme Court

What is happening? This reminds me of what I call the shadow.  I have been lucky to observe eagles and hawks in nature (eagles do not always fish).  I have watched them do their dive after a rabbit or a squirrel and in the moment before the talons strike, a shadow comes over the prey… Read more »

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Steve Hough of Florida Fair and Open Primaries on Radioactivity Tuesday

Should Florida have open primary elections? Before general elections we have primary elections where political parties ask their members to select from a roster of candidates who will be the party’s slate of candidates in the general election. In Florida you must be a member of a political party to vote in that party’s primary… Read more »

The mountaintop removal site at Kayford Mountain, West Virginia.

Mari-Lynn Evans, Director of “Blood on the Mountain” on Radioactivity Thursday

USF faculty launch efforts for better pay and working conditions Adjunct faculty members do a lot of work at colleges and universities. Many core courses are taught by adjuncts — professionals who are essentially part time workers, with no job security. At the University of South Florida (USF), some adjuncts have joined together to try… Read more »

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Rick Ford with Floridians for Health Care on Radioactivity Friday

Failure of Republican Health Care Plan Draws New Interest to Single Payer / Medicare for All Almost everyone agrees our health care system needs improvement, and there are growing calls for a single payer health care system in the U.S. Rob Lorei talks with some Florida single payer activists. President Trump and his fellow Republicans… Read more »

A Bonkers Climate, Weird Politics & An Honest Memoir on Life Elsewhere

“Never before in the history of the human species has climate set so many spine-chilling new records as last year, 2016.” The opening line from the latest commentary in Counterpunch by Robert Hunziker. The environmental journalist and frequent contributor to Life Elsewhere goes on to liken the Trump administration’s behavior and policies to America’s 19th… Read more »

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Author Robert P. Jones on Radioactivity Wednesday

Why Did Evangelical Christians Vote in Such Big Numbers for Donald Trump? Robert P. Jones, author of The End of White Christian America, joined Rob Lorei on Radioactivity. He spoke on Thursday, March 23 at 6PM at the St. Petersburg College Seminole Campus Conference Center. Christian conservatives overwhelmingly voted for Donald Trump for president. How… Read more »

TECO power plant in Apollo Beach Florida burns coal and releases water vapor plus greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide that contribute to climate change

Scientists: USF won’t make statement supporting climate science

Some scientists at the University of South Florida are worried that science is under attack by President Donald Trump; but so far they’ve been mostly disappointed after requesting moral support from leaders at USF. Last week several scientists met with some members of the USF administration, including general counsel Gerard Solis. Erin Sauer, a graduate… Read more »

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Jim Hightower on Radioactivity Wednesday

Rob Lorei interviews author Jim Hightower National radio commentator, writer, public speaker, and New York Times best-selling author Jim Hightower has spent four decades battling the “Powers That Be” on behalf of the “Powers That Ought To Be” – consumers, working families, environmentalists, small businesses, and just-plain-folks. Twice elected Texas Agriculture Commissioner, Hightower believes that the… Read more »

Meals on Wheels Executive Director Steven King on Midpoint Wednesday

Rob Lorei interivews Steven King, Executive Director of Meals on Wheels of Tampa about proposed budget cuts Last week the Trump administration unveiled its blueprint for a new federal budget. Domestic programs would be cut while military spending would receive a 10 percent increase. One of the domestic programs that would be cut would be… Read more »

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Geobiologist and Author Hope Jahren on Radioactivity Tuesday

Rob Lorei interviewed Hope Jahren, renowned geobiologist and author of award winning best seller Lab Girl Rob’s first guest today is being compared to Oliver Sacks and Stephen Jay Gould for the quality of her writing on science. She is geobiologist Hope Jahren, who writes about becoming a scientist — interspersing her personal story with chapters about… Read more »

Community meets to help inner-city schools in Hillsborough

The education chair of the Hillsborough County Branch NAACP says the county’s superintendent of schools may have the legal authority to suspend the contract of teachers’ union in order to move more effective teachers to high-need schools; Saba Baptiste and other community activists are so fed up about the quality of inner-city public schools in Tampa and… Read more »

Mehdi Zeyghami, USF student stuck in Iran from Trump travel ban returns to Tampa

USF student stuck in Iran after Trump travel ban returns to Tampa

The USF student who was stuck in Iran because of President Trump’s travel bans has returned to Tampa; in January Mehdi Zeyghami had been granted a visa to come back to the United States, but it was revoked the same week after Trump issued his first ban on travel from seven Muslim-majority countries, including Iran…. Read more »

Florida Friendly Landscaping and your Cooperative Extension Service programs

On Monday’s WMNF Sustainable Living Program we talked about Florida Friendly Landscaping, the Water Wise Awards program and other related topics. Our guests were Lynn Barber, Hillsborough County’s Florida Friendly IFAS Extension Agent and Brian Niemann, Pinellas County’s Florida Friendly IFAS Extension Agent. There are University of Florida (UF) Institute of Food Agricultural Sciences (IFAS)… Read more »

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Immokalee farmworkers will march from Tampa Publix to Wendy’s

We hear from two farmworkers’ rights groups about a major march that’s coming to Tampa this week: the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) brings its Return to Human Rights Tour back to the bay area. The Coalition of Immokalee Workers has been pushing for fair working conditions for farmworkers for about a decade and a half. Many… Read more »