Florida This Week; former Chilean military officer found responsible in murder of folk singer Victor Jara

http://sound.wmnf.org/sound/wmnf_160628_110618_radioactivityT1_187.MP3 By Rob Lorei On Radioactivity Tuesday we listened to the latest Florida This Week, a political talk show from local PBS station WEDU that is also hosted by Rob Lorei. In this episode our panel of political experts and insiders discuss the biggest stories in Florida news and politics: : Senator Marco Rubio’s decides to… Read more »

Carlos Beruff campaign photo.

Carlos Beruff responds to Marco Rubio entering Senate race

Florida U.S. Senator Marco Rubio has re-entered the race for Senate. For months he insisted he would not seek re-election to the Senate and ran an unsuccessful campaign for president instead. So far three of his opponents have dropped out of the race. But two wealthy first-time candidates remain: businessman Todd Wilcox and developer Carlos Beruff…. Read more »

Florida This Week discussion on Orlando massacre and gun control on Radioactivity Monday

http://sound.wmnf.org/sound/wmnf_160620_110617_radioactivityM1_348.MP3 By Rob Lorei On Radioactivity Monday we listened back to last Friday’s episode of Florida This Week, a political discussion program from local PBS station WEDU that is also moderated by Rob Lorei. In this episode, political experts discuss the Orlando massacre that took 49 lives and renewed a still unsettled debate over guns; Pam Bondi… Read more »

Interview with Republican Senate candidate Ron DeSantis on Radioactivity Friday

http://sound.wmnf.org/sound/wmnf_160610_110617_radioactivityF1_337.MP3 by Rob Lorei On Radioactivity Friday,  we spoke with congressman Ron DeSantis, one of the 5 Republicans running for Sen. Marco Rubio’s seat in Washington DC.  DeSantis is a lawyer who served with the Judge Advocate General Corps of the U.S. Navy and supported operations at the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and was a legal advisor… Read more »

Trump pulls out all the stops at Tampa rally

Donald Trump’s Tampa visit was full of rhetoric and low on details. The Trump Train made a whistle stop at The Tampa Convention Center, last Saturday. The media savvy, GOP firebrand, berated his critics to the delight of his Florida supporters. Trump took to the podium after about 70 minutes of strategic and high profile… Read more »

The “Presidentalization” of Donald Trump-From a Woman’s POV

Photo via DonkeyHotey   We can’t get away from the election, can we? What does “presidential” mean?  Donald Trump has said, “It’s no job to act presidential, I can be presidential any time I want” while addressing claims that he was advised by friends and family  to change his demeanor while campaigning. While campaigning in… Read more »

Radioactivity remembers Terry Tomalin, outdoors writer for the Tampa Bay Times

http://sound.wmnf.org/sound/wmnf_160530_110618_radioactivityM1_348.MP3 By Rob Lorei On Radioactivity Monday we started with the latest edition of Florida This Week , a political talk show from local PBS station that hosted by Rob Lorei. In this episode, our panel of political experts and insiders discussed the hottest stories in Florida news and politics: There’s a report that Marco Rubio is… Read more »

WEDU’s Florida this week looks at growing schism within the Democratic Party

http://sound.wmnf.org/sound/wmnf_160523_110617_radioactivityM1_348.MP3 By Rob Lorei On Radioactivity Monday we listened back to the latest episode of Florida this Week, a public affairs discussion show from local PBS station WEDU that is also moderated by Rob Lorei . This week our expert panels of political analysts and insiders looked into the biggest stories in Florida news and politics: A… Read more »

Extremely high number of Walmart calls to police raises concerns. Is Walmart foisting cost of security onto taxpayers?

http://sound.wmnf.org/sound/wmnf_160516_110617_radioactivityM1_348.MP3 BY Rob Lorei We start Radioactivity Monday with the latest episode of Florida This Week, a news and public affairs show, hosted by Rob Lorei, that is broadcast on local PBS station WEDU on Friday Nights. This week’s panel of political experts and insiders discuss the biggest stories in Florida news and politics:  A… Read more »

Florida This Week: is Trump considering Gov. Rick Scott for VP?

On Radioactivity Monday we listened back to Florida This Week, a public affairs program that is hosted by Rob Lorei and broadcast on local PBS station WEDU. This weeks panel of political analysts and insiders discuss the biggest stories in Florida News and politics: Is Governor Rick Scott on Donald Trump’s list for vice president? Governor… Read more »

Florida This Week; 3rd annual Give Day Tampa Bay helps hundreds of local charities

http://sound.wmnf.org/sound/wmnf_160502_110617_radioactivityM1_348.MP3 By Rob Lorei On Radioactivity Monday we listen back to the latest episode of Florida This Week, a political talk hosted by Rob Lorei that airs on local PBS station WEDU on Friday nights. A panel of political analysts and insiders discuss the hottest stories in Florida politics and news: the awkward moment at… Read more »

Republican candidate for US senate Carlos Beruff says no to immigration from Middle East, raise in minimum wage

http://sound.wmnf.org/sound/wmnf_160428_110617_radioactivityR1_191.MP3 By Rob Lorei On Radioactivity Thursday, we continue a conversation from Tuesday with Carlos Beruff, one of 5 republican candidates running for Marco Rubio’s seat in the US senate. Beruff made some controversial comments earlier this week, telling a Broward County  reporter that immigration from middle eastern countries (except Israel) should be banned. Today… Read more »

An in-depth look at the race for US Senate in Florida

http://sound.wmnf.org/sound/wmnf_160426_110617_radioactivityT1_187.MP3 BY Rob Lorei On Radioactivity Tuesday we  take an in-depth look at the race for US Senate in Florida. There are 7 candidates from both political parties vying for the seat that is being vacated by Florida’s junior senate Marco Rubio, who is retiring after serving one term. We are joined by Carlos Beruff,one… Read more »

The economic movement for animal welfare; FL senate debate questions will be picked by citizens

http://sound.wmnf.org/sound/wmnf_160422_110618_radioactivityF1_337.MP3 BY Rob Lorei On Radioactivity Friday we discuss the growth of policies that ensure animal welfare. Now more than ever, cosmetics companies are promising no-animal testing with their products, Amusement parks and circuses are moving away from using animals for entertainment, and more people are supporting rescuing pets rather than going to breeders. Our… Read more »

Florida This Week; Local farm-to-table restaurants might not be serving up what they claim

http://sound.wmnf.org/sound/wmnf_160418_110617_radioactivityM1_348.MP3 On Radioactivity Monday we listen back to the latest Florida This Week, a news and public affairs program from local PBS station WEDU that is also moderated by Radioactivity host Rob Lorei. The panel of political experts and insiders look at the biggest stories in Florida: Rick Scott’s recent ad that attacked a woman who… Read more »

Cara Jennings v Rick Scott

Alex Sink on FLORIDA THIS WEEK TV show; Gov. Scott ad attacks woman who confronted him in coffee shop

http://sound.wmnf.org/sound/wmnf_160412_110618_radioactivityT1_187.MP3 By Rob Lorei On Radioactivity Monday we air an episode of Florida This week, a political talk show that airs Friday nights on WEDU that is moderated by Rob Lorei.  Our expert panel of political insiders and analysts discuss the hottest stories in state and national politics: the coffee shop confrontation of Gov. Rick… Read more »

Women’s Show on Women’s Health and Climate Change

Photo credit: Nasa Goddard Space Flight Center New York is the anti-fracking center of the U.S.  With the primary coming up, fracking and fossil fuels are  major issues.  When Eva Resnick- Day recently asked Hillary Clinton about keeping fossil fuels in the ground, Hillary Clinton got down right testy and accused her of being a… Read more »

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; 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »