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Fruit Trees & Fruiting Perennials on Sustainable Living

On today’s WMNF 88.5 FM Sustainable Living program we talked with three guests about fruit trees and edible perennial fruits that grow locally. Paul Zamoda, a lifetime member of the Rare Fruit Council International, Tampa Bay Chapter, joined the show. Also, Pete Kanaris and Taylor Walker with Green Dreams, a sustainable solutions landscaping company that… Read more »

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Florida This week debates lifting the Cuban embargo; New group wants a constitutional amendment that will overturn Citizens United

http://sound.wmnf.org/sound/wmnf_160328_110618_radioactivityM1_348.MP3   Today on Radioactivity we listen to a special edition of Florida This Week, a political talk show from WEDU, on the U.S. policy toward Cuba. Last week President Obama made a historical visit to Cuba, the first by a sitting US president in over 80 years. During his visit, Obama called for the end… Read more »

Solar energy expert Dr. Yogi Goswami

Leading solar expert Dr.Yogi Goswami on the future of energy technology

http://sound.wmnf.org/sound/wmnf_160325_110618_radioactivityF1_337.MP3 Solar energy becomes more efficient and affordable every year, but how far away are we from really 100 percent on renewable energy? Joining us to talk about the future of solar energy technology is Dr.Yogi Goswami,Director of the Clean Energy Research Center at USF and one of the leading solar technology scientists in the… Read more »

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Miami consulate general of Jamaica Franz Hall; Who becomes a terrorist?

http://sound.wmnf.org/sound/wmnf_160324_110617_radioactivityR1_191.MP3 On Radioactivity Thursday, our guest is Consulate General of Jamaica in Miami Franz Hall, who will be visiting the Tampa bay area on Saturday April 9th for a consular community outreach program for local jamaican community. It is estimated that over 400,000 Jamaican nationals live in the state. The consulate provides services for obtaining legal… Read more »

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Preservationists want to save St. Pete’s “cheese grater” buildings

Preservationists in St. Pete say they’re filing a landmark designation application Thursday to try to save two buildings in downtown; Peter Belmont, vice president of St. Petersburg Preservation, wants to stop the demolition of what are called the “cheese grater” buildings in the 400 block of Central Avenue. He says behind the more recent metal coverings… Read more »

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MidPoint for Thursday, March 24 – Kelly Kirschner on Cuba

Kelly Kirschner is Vice President and Dean of Executive and Continuing Education at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg. In 2011, Kirschner completed four years as the youngest City Commissioner ever elected in Sarasota, including serving two years as Vice-Mayor and one as Mayor. Prior to joining Eckerd, Kirschner was the director of the SW Florida non-profit, UnidosNow.org. … Read more »

"NATION ON THE TAKE
How Big Money Corrupts Our Democracy And What We Can Do About It" by Wendell Potter & Nick Penniman

Former health insurance executives talks about the influence of big money in politics

By Rob Lorei  Our guest on Radioactivity  is Wendell Potter, a former health insurance executive. He’s author of Deadly Spin and is a regular contributor for the Huffington Post and HealthInsurance.org.  Today, on the 6th anniversary of the Affordable Care Act being signed into law , Potter talks about Obamacare, Big Money in politics and  His new… Read more »

"A Garden in Los Sitios" by Sujatha Fernandes. Used with permission

Women’s Show …Cuba and Immigration to the Forefront

Did you know how big of an economic contribution undocumented immigrants make to this country each year?- Let’s try $11.7 billion. In Florida alone its about $547 million. Their economic contributions are so great that we can no longer do without them. This week we will have Michelle Chen, writer for The Nation and editor… Read more »

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Can Manufacturing Be Restored in the US?

http://sound.wmnf.org/sound/wmnf_160322_110617_radioactivityT1_187.MP3 By Rob Lorei Today on Radioactivity we talk about manufacturing in the U.S. Once a  part of strong sector in the U.S. economy that provided solid middle class salaries to those without college educations, Manufacturing companies have largely moved jobs overseas over the last few decades, leaving mostly lower-waged service sector jobs behind. Today… Read more »

Sierra Club executive director Michael Brune

St. Pete will work toward 100% clean energy

St. Petersburg is the first Florida city pledging to work toward 100% clean energy; Sharon Wright is the City of St. Petersburg’s sustainability coordinator and joined the Sierra Club Tuesday morning to officially launch the “Ready for 100” campaign. “First steps in energy efficiency, there’s a lot we can do, there’s a lot our leadership… Read more »

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MidPoint for Thursday, March 17 – ACLU of Florida and The Florida Squeeze’s Kartik Krishnaiyer

On the program – Baylor Johnson, spokesman for the ACLU of Florida, on the group’s report card on specific issues regarding civil rights and civil liberties in the just concluded Florida legislative session. And, Kartik Krishnaiyer, the editor and chief purveyor from the liberal Florida political blog The Florida Squeeze.

Florida This Week, a political talk show moderated by Radioactivity Rob Lorei. photo by Florida This Week/WEDU

Florida This Week; Trump rally violence continues in Arizona

http://sound.wmnf.org/sound/wmnf_160321_110618_radioactivityM1_348.MP3 BY Rob Lorei Today we start of Radioactivity with the latest edition of Florida This Week, a political talk show on local PBS station WEDU that is hosted by Rob Lorei. An expert panel of political insiders and analysts discuss the biggest stories in Florida politics: the results of the Florida Presidential Preference primary; Rick… Read more »

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Interviews with Trump protesters in NYC & Arizona

Some of the largest protests against Donald Trump occurred over the weekend. In Arizona, organizers shut down a highway leading to an event for the frontrunner to the Republican nomination for president. In New York protesters were pepper sprayed during a large march.  About 2500 people joined a protest against Trump Friday in Salt Lake City, UT. Joining… Read more »

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Code Pink – Saudi Arabia, BDS, Local Peace Economy…Women’s Show 3/17

Photo via Elaine Vigneault Feeling discouraged with all the negativity of the presidential campaign – and the state of our world today?  Give yourself a treat and spend a few minutes at Code Pink to gain some hope.  Tune in Thursday to hear always upbeat, yet realistic and focused on the “real” world, Medea Benjamin,… Read more »

Merrick Garland, Supreme Court nominee

President Obama Makes Supreme Court Nomination

President Obama announced his Supreme Court nominee, political moderate Merrick Garland. Merrick’s nomination came as a surprise to some, who assumed that Sri Srinivasan, also a judge for the D.C. federal court, would be the top pick. Garland was confirmed to the federal bench under former President Bill Clinton’s second presidential term in 1997. He… Read more »

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Florida Passes Anti-Abortion Bill -tune in for a discussion on From a Woman’s PoV

During last weeks show we discussed Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, the Texas omnibus bill the Supreme Court is currently debating. Florida has followed in Texas’ footsteps and passed Senate Bill 1722, an anti-abortion bill that Governor Rick Scott is expected to sign. The bill which passed 25-15 in the Senate, would drastically change the state’s… Read more »

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Ballot initiative could add strong police investigative panel to Tampa charter

Community groups concerned about police accountability want to add a strong police review process to the Tampa City Charter. In a press conference Wednesday morning at the headquarters of the Hillsborough NAACP, several groups unveiled a petition for a Civilian Investigative Panel that would have subpoena powers, a staff and a budget. Tampa City Council member… Read more »

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Black Lives Matter protesters ejected from Donald Trump rally in Tampa

http://sound.wmnf.org/sound/wmnf_160315_110617_radioactivityT1_187.MP3 Today on Radioactivity, we hear from Donald Trump supporters and protesters from Monday’s rally in downtown Tampa. It was the latest stop in on a campaign trail that has recently been marked with violent skirmishes between attendees, leading to the cancellation of one rally in Chicago due to safety concerns. We talk with two Trump… Read more »