MidPoint for Thursday, Aug.3 – Desmond Meade & St. Pete City Council & mayoral candidates

Desmond Meade is the head of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, the organization involved with trying to get a measure on the 2018 ballot that would repeal the ban on felons automatically getting their voting rights restored. He joined us for the first part of the program to discuss the news that the ACLU will invest… Read more »

Women’s Show 8/3 – LGBT, Transgender, Title VII, Trump Russian Connections and Monsanto/Roundup lawsuit

LGBT, Transgender, Title VII, Trump Russian Connections – what next? The staccato firing of the Twitter/Tweets continue.  Put your flack vest on and find cover – you might be next.  Transgender – out of the military, out of sight.  LGBT – do you think you’re special?  Title VII of workplace discrimination does not apply to… Read more »

New Study About Growing Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone Links It to Meat Production, Factory Farming and Fertilizer

Radioactivity August 2, 2017 11AM Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up- we’ll talk later about the new lawsuit filed against FOX News over allegedly issuing a false story about former Democratic staffer Seth rich and the Wikileaks documents that became so prominent in last year’s election. But first there’s a new… Read more »

Home Power Rocket Stoves and More on the Sustainable Living Program

On Monday’s Sustainable Living program we spent the hour talking with a Senior Editor for Home Power Magazine and a clean energy teacher, Ian Woofenden. We had a great discussion about rocket stoves, ductless mini-split ACs, cordless tools, why ‘off-grid’ sounds cool but costs way more, and the many other clean energy conservation products that… Read more »

Women’s Show 7/27 – Terry Tempest Williams on “The Hour of Land”/ Janet Redman on “Dirty Energy Bill”

Score one for the little people…  all your protests and Indivisible groups demanding to be heard by your senators has paid off… but we have to KEEP UP THE PRESSURE…. I don’t know about you, but the politics of this time are draining my spirit and I am aware there is a disconnect to my… Read more »

stormwater, sewage

Pros and cons of reopening the Whitted wastewater plant

One proposed solution to St. Petersburg’s wastewater treatment capacity problem is to re-open a facility that was closed in 2015; the Tampa Bay Times recently reported on a draft investigation from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission that placed blame for the massive sewage spills of the last two years both on previous administrations… Read more »

Donald Trump at a rally

Radioactivity on President Trump/Russian Interference & Whether He Has Power to Pardon Family & Associates

What is the extent of Russian interference in the 2016 election? One month ago, the Senate Intelligence Committee in Washington held a hearing on Russian election hacking, and the expert testimony wasn’t all that reassuring. Because while federal officials assure us that they didn’t succeed, one expert left us with more questions about the integrity… Read more »

Ryan Torrens, candidate for Florida Attorney General

Ryan Torrens Florida Democratic Candidate for Attorney General

Democratic candidate for Florida Attorney General Ryan Torrens On the first part of Tuesday’s Radioactivty, host Rob Lorei spoke with attorney Ryan Torrens, a Democrat who is running for the office of Florida’s Attorney General. The election is next year but the race to replace the current attorney general, Pam Bondi, is already underway. Efforts… Read more »

Summer Permaculture & Mushroom Party Program – Sustainable Living

Our guests on Monday’s WMNF 88.5FM Sustainable Living Summer Party Program were Mycol Stevens,  mycologist, minimalist and permaculturist; and the creature from the green lagoon, Jay Hardman (Jungle Jay). He’s an archaeologist, anthropologist, permaculture designer and community activist. Jay talked about his local initiatives at Beacon Community Garden and Food Forest, Clearwater M.L.K. Jr. Neighborhood… Read more »

Women’s Show – Jessica Mason Pieklo on Women’s Health; Arnie Arnesen’s “Attitude”

Score one for the little people…  all your protests and Indivisible groups demanding to be heard by your senators has paid off… We have beaten back the latest version of TrumpCare.  Celebrate, but do not assume this is the last chapter.  Mitch McConnell has already suggested repeal only and Trump is keen on that.  So… Read more »

Poster image for the film Nobody Speak

Was the Hulk Hogan Trial the Start of a New Assault on Freedom of the Press?

Brian Knappenberger on the film “Nobody Speak” Last year a sensational trial took place in Pinellas County in which wrestler Terry Bollea, better known by his stage name Hulk Hogan, won a $140 million judgement against Gawker, a website known for publishing celebrity gossip. Hogan had sued the website for posting a short video of… Read more »

MidPoint for Thursday, July 13 – Victor Crist, Yvette Lewis and Doug Guetzloe

Hillsborough County Commissioner Victor Crist kicked off the program, which was centered around the controversy regarding the Confederate monument that has stood outside a Hillsborough County courthouse for more than 100 years. Crist is critical in the discussion, because after voting last month with 3 of his GOP colleagues to maintain the statue (vs. three… Read more »