Chickens and other Fowl Stuff on the Sustainable Living Program

On Monday’s Sustainable Living Program we talked about chickens and other backyard poultry. Our guests were Mary Beth Henry, the Small Farms Extension Agent & pesticide trainer with Polk County UF/IFAS Extension Service, and Kenny Coogan, a bird trainer, author and creator of the Critter Companions Facebook page. They covered a lot of good information… Read more »

John Judis on his theory about the Emerging Republican Advantage and the Rise of Right-wing/Left-wing Populism

http://sound.wmnf.org/sound/wmnf_161215_110618_radioactivityR1_191.MP3 By Rob Lorei You may have heard the theory that in the future,because of the changing demographics of the country, that Democrats will have a lock on presidential elections.One of the best books on the topic came out in 2002 was called The Emerging Democratic Majority. In that book the authors predicted that with the… Read more »

Donald Trump

MidPoint: Obama accuses Russia of tampering in US election

On Monday electors gathered in state capitols to cast their Electoral College votes for President; meanwhile, the current president is doubling-down on the claim that Russia – and Vladimir Putin himself – meddled in and may have influenced the U.S. election. This is the topic of this week’s MidPoint, which you can hear right here: Did Russia tamper… Read more »

New Report Shows Widespread Racial Disparity in Sentencing in Florida

http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/radioactivity/~3/by9D8F_uSvo/wmnf_161214_110618_radioactivityW1_189.MP3 By Rob Lorei For the past year a team of reporters at the Sarasota Herald Tribune has been investigating sentencing here in Florida. The team searched tens of millions of records from 2004 through 2015.The investigation revealed that blacks are more likely to be found guilty than whites in Florida; they are more likely… Read more »

New book sheds light on the creative process of inventor Nikola Tesla

http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/radioactivity/~3/ClcjqyHlMhI/wmnf_161213_110617_radioactivityT1_187.MP3 By Rob Lorei Nikola Tesla died in in 1943. During his 86 years on the planet he perhaps more than any other inventor was responsible for spreading the benefits of electricity to people around the US and the world. But his life has been overshadowed by other inventors such as Thomas Edison. In the… Read more »

Radioactivity Monday: Florida This Week, history professor discusses Russian Involvement in foreign elections

http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/radioactivity/~3/Xa-hkg0U0Yc/wmnf_161212_110618_radioactivityM1_348.MP3 By Rob Lorei On Radioactivity Monday, we heard Florida This Week from WEDU TV, a political discussion show that is also hosted by Rob Lorei. Among the topics discussed on the program: Incoming house speaker Richard Corcoran has tough words for members of the state supreme court; Hillsborough democrats are deeply divided over selecting a… Read more »

Joan, The Legend! on Life Elsewhere

When Joan Alexandra Molinsky died at the age of 81 in 2014, she was known as the iconic legend, Joan Rivers. Her story was a roller-coaster ride of triumphant highs and devastating lows: the suicide of her husband, her feud with Johnny Carson, her estrangement from her daughter, her many plastic surgeries, her ferocious ambition and… Read more »

Successful business people say new labor secretary wrong for the country

http://sound.wmnf.org/sound/wmnf_161209_110617_radioactivityF1_337.MP3 BY Rob Lorei On Radioactivity Friday we heard from Fred Rotondaro, a member of the Patriotic Millionaires,  a group of high-net worth Americans who in a press release yesterday came out against Donald Trump’s choice for secretary of labor, Andy Puzder. Puzder is the Chief Executive of CKE Restaurants, which francises the Hardee’s and Carl’s… Read more »

Radioactivity Thursday: Orlando attorney wants a presidential recount in Florida

http://sound.wmnf.org/sound/wmnf_161208_110618_radioactivityR1_191.MP3 BY Rob Lorei There is a  move here in Florida to try to get a recount of the Presidential election.Three Central Florida voters are mounting a bid to overturn the presidential election here in Florida.A lawsuit was filed Monday in Leon Circuit Court, saying that Hillary Clinton, not Donald Trump, actually won Florida. The plaintiffs,… Read more »

Who Chose A Small Herd Of Alpacas? (on Life Elsewhere)

Yes, it’s the Annual Life Elsewhere Holiday Gift Show! With an all-star line-up of some of our favorite guests from the last 12 months with, author, Mark Haskell Smith, singer-songwriter, Nancy Kells, crime thriller writer, Peter James, social and political commentator, Dr. Binoy Kampmark, film & media critic, Bob Ross, singer-songwriter Azusena, caricaturist and social commentator, Steve Brodner, author Stephen O’Connor, and… Read more »

Sabal Trail route

Florida resident supports pipeline on his property

There are several protests planned around the state Saturday against construction of the Sabal Trail pipeline; environmentalists have voiced concern about destruction of the natural environment during construction of the pipeline and about explosions, leaks and water contamination once it’s complete. Recently WMNF interviewed a Dunnellon resident who says her property has been damaged by… Read more »

Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn Discusses Global Warming, Sanctuary Cities

http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/radioactivity/~3/fHqHeur86w8/wmnf_161207_110618_radioactivityW1_189.MP3 BY Rob Lorei On Radioactivity Wednesday we had on Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn. He was the governmental affairs Director for the Builder’s Association of Greater Tampa. He was an aide to former Mayor Sandy Friedman. He served on the Tampa City Council and was elected Mayor of Tampa in 2011 and was re-elected in 2015. In… Read more »

WMNF News: Beach dunes

Some on Pinellas beaches want end to “nightmare” of vacation rentals

Here in Florida, we’re used to tourists — especially on the beaches; but residents in some formerly quiet residential areas of Pinellas beach communities are upset about short-term rentals they say shouldn’t be allowed in their neighborhoods. Those are homes that, instead of being rented for a year or even a few months are leased… Read more »

homelessness

Homeless residents now don’t have to wear wristbands to get services

Advocates for homeless people are celebrating what they see as a victory this week; people seeking services at St. Vincent de Paul near downtown St. Petersburg will no longer need to wear concert-style plastic wristbands. The executive director of the local St. Vincent de Paul, Michael Raposa, told WMNF the program was prescribed by the… Read more »

How Did the Framers of the Constitution Come Up with the Idea of the Electoral College?

http://sound.wmnf.org/sound/wmnf_161206_110618_radioactivityT1_187.MP3 By Rob Lorei Later this month,on December 19th,   The members of the Electoral College will meet in their individual states state and vote for President and Vice President. Later, on January 6th of next year Congress meets in Washington to count the votes.Under our Constitution we do not have a direct election for the presidency;it… Read more »