Democratic firebrand Alan Grayson dispatches good news to minimum wage workers

Congressman Alan Grayson urges for Florida low wage earners to unionize. In a roundtable discussion, the congressman spoke with 10 or so minimum-wage workers, last Saturday at Tampa Letter Carriers Hall. Alan Grayson ramps up his campaign for Senator Marco Rubio’s seat by telling workers he’s got their back when in comes to a living… Read more »

Ron DeSantis delivers conservative Tea Party rhetoric at town hall meeting

Tea Party endorsed and 2016 US senate candidate, Representative Ron DeSantis of Florida, showcases his political platform. Last Saturday afternoon at a Brandon bakery, DeSantis stumped for about 30 minutes to his his backers, tea party-aligned residents and customers. DeSantis talks straight about his disdain of inside the beltway politics and how he’ll fix it… Read more »

Women’s POV discusses Government Shutdown and Non-violent Protest 9/24

  Reporting from the Land of Oz…..     …and here the Pope has arrived… Congress is in a knockdown, drag out battle threatening to bring government to a halt over abortion.  I really do not think this is to impress the Pope and hoping that he will forgive us for our moral failings. EMILY CROCKETT of… Read more »

Women’s POV Explores Planned Parenthood Lies 9/10

So many serious problems to focus on: the Iran Nuclear deal, the catastrophic migrant crisis, climate change talks, wars, floods , the economy-hard to know the most serious to address.  But apparently not to members of Congress– the most serious concern in Congress- with threats to bring the government to a halt is — PLANNED… Read more »

Florida this Week looks at GOP debate, Richard Corocan’s promise to reform lobbying

Today on Radioactivity, we listen back to the latest Florida This Week, a political talks show moderated by Radioactivity Host Rob Lorei and broadcast on local PBS station WEDU on Friday Nights. This week’s Panel includes:Tampa Crossroads Executive Director Sara Romeo; Tampa Bay Times columnist William March, and Dr.  USF Distinguished Professor Susan MacManus, Migrant’s Foundation director Daniel Alvarez. They discuss… Read more »

Radioactivity looks at how to have an ‘impolite’ discussion on race

Today we listen to the lastest episode of WEDU’s Florida this week, a political talk show that airs on  Friday nights, and is moderated by Radioactivity Host Rob Lorei. This Weeks Panel ( Political Reporter Mitch Perry, Eckerd College Media and PR director Tom Scherberger, former attorney Rochelle Reback, Christian Community issues council president Terry Kemple) discuss… Read more »

Everything You Wanted to Know About Owning an Electric Car

By Rob Lorei Today on Radioactivity we listen to the latest edition of Florida This Week, a political talk show moderated by Radioactivity host Rob Lorei. This Episode’s panel ( Tampa Tribune Columnist Joe Brown, ABC action news Reporter Brendan McLaughlin, Political Consultant April Schiff, Democratic strategist Barry Edwards) tackles the biggest stories in Florida politics,… Read more »

Florida This Week looks at congressional maps mess; Bush v. Trump on immigration

By Rob Lorei Today we listen back on the latest Florida this week from local PBS station WEDU, a political discussion show moderated by Radioactivity host Rob Lorei. This week’s panelist ( 70th district rep. Darryl Rouson, Political Consultant Adam Goodman,  Former TV Reporter and Documentary filmmaker Lynn Marvin Dingfelder, New College Professor Frank Alcock) look… Read more »

ACLU of Florida on redistricting and “prison Gerrymandering”

During the recent special session to re-draw Congressional districts, the Florida Legislature did not end up agreeing on maps; but during the discussion there was renewed focus on how prisoners affect the population of districts and who represents communities. For example, Congress member Corrine Brown said if her district is re-drawn heading west from Jacksonville… Read more »

Florida this week looks at impasse over new congressional map, Clinton’s slipping poll numbers

Today we listen to the latest edition of WEDU’s Florida this Week, a political talk show moderated by Radioactivity host Rob Lorei. This week’s panel of political experts offer up analysis and insight on the biggest stories from Tallahassee and around the state: another deadlock between the state legislative chambers over the redrawing of the congressional map,… Read more »

Florida Planned Parenthood CEO responds to controversy on covert videos, state investigation

On today’s Radioactivity, Host Rob Lorei speaks with Barbara Zdravecky,CEO of Planned parenthood for Southwest and Central Florida, about the controversy surrounding a series of edited videos that purportedly showed PP staff discussing the sale of aborted fetal tissue. The videos have reignited criticism of the woman’s healthcare provider. Tomorrow protests are will be held at Planned Parenthood chapters… Read more »

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Expanding Medicaid could help Florida’s finances: CHAIN

Florida will have more federal money to reimburse hospitals for care they provide uninsured patients. Politico Florida reports The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has given the state a 60-day extension to spend about $166 million from what’s called the Low-Income Pool (LIP). But that’s going away because the Affordable Care Act instead encourages… Read more »

Environmentalists want Bondi to drop Clean Power lawsuit

Florida environmental advocates are asking state Attorney General Pam Bondi to drop her lawsuit against a federal plan to clean up greenhouse gasses; in a press conference at Tampa City Hall Tuesday morning the Florida staff director of the Sierra Club said his group is not a fan of Governor Rick Scott’s administration. But Frank… Read more »

Historic preservation expert says historic districts benefit local economies

Today on Radioactivity, we listen back on WEDU’s Florida this Week, a political discussion show moderated by Radioactivity host Rob Lorei. This week the panel (Political Consultants Chris Ingram and Victor DiMaio, Tampa Bay Times Politics Editor Adam Smith, and 10 News investigative reporter Mike Deeson) tackle several of the top story in Florida politics, including: Corrine… Read more »

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Regulate Florida pushing ballot initiative to legalize marijuana

There’s a new effort to make marijuana legal in Florida – nope, not just medical marijuana. We’re talking legal recreational use of marijuana by adults; a new group will announce its new voter initiative this week. It’s called Regulate Florida and it is an effort to amend the state constitution to legalize and regulate marijuana… Read more »

Local political figures discuss the GOP debate on Florida this Week

Today we listen to latest Florida this Week, a political discussion show moderated Radioactivity host Rob Lorei. This episode’s panel ( Tampa Bay Times’ Ernest Hooper, La Gaceta Publisher Patrick Mantaiga, Political Consultant Marc Proctor, Journalist Josh Gillin) offer their perspectives on last week’s GOP debate; congresswoman Corinne Brown’s efforts to stop congressional redistricting and the… Read more »

WEDU’s Florida this Week, and local meteorologist discusses record heavy rainfall

Today we listen back on the latest Florida This Week, a political discussion show on WEDU that airs Friday nights at 8:30. Moderator Rob Lorei and the panel (St. Pete Mayor Rick Kriseman, the Tampa bay Times’ Steve Bousquet, Republican Bill Bunting and USF Political Science Professor Susan MacManus) discuss the sudden decision by the Florida Senate to… Read more »

2015 ALEC meeting in San Diego will include 7 Florida Lawmakers

The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) will be convening in San Diego for their annual meeting this week . ALEC is a non-profit status  organization of conservative lawmakers and corporate lobbyists who get together to draft legislation, often behind closed-doors, as this report from Atlanta exposes, and often dodging state open records laws. Among the attendees… Read more »

The run for Rubio’s senate seat heats up and a deadline is set for redistricting

Today on Radioactivity, we listen back on WEDU’s Florida this Week, a political discussion show moderated by Radioactivity host Rob Lorei. Today’s guests look at the race for the US senate as  Florida Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera announces his run Marco Rubio’s seat in 2016. They also discuss the deadline for congressional redistricting that was recently set… Read more »

Political Strategist Barry Edwards gives a run down on the current state of Florida politics

Today on Radioactivity, we talk the facts and figures of Florida politics with Barry Edwards, a political strategist who has worked locally with both Democratic and Republican Parties. We talk about the upcoming congressional redistricting and senate races, the chances of a third party making leeway in the state, and the influential bloc of “super… Read more »

Democratic state representative: Florida districts should be drawn by independent commission, even if it takes another amendment

State Rep. Dwight Dudley (D-St. Petersburg) is proposing an independent, bipartisan redistricting commission to draw Florida’s new Congressional district lines instead of the Republican-controlled state legislature. It’s in response to Thursday’s ruling by the state Supreme Court that the boundaries drawn by legislators were unconstitutional because they favored incumbents and Republicans. Dudley told WMNF there… Read more »

Florida League of Woman Voters “thrilled” with congressional redistricting

Yesterday the Florida Supreme Court determined that 8 congressional districts had been unfairly drawn to favor the GOP in 2012 and ordered that they be redrawn by state legislatures within 100 days . The Court found the current district boundaries violate the anti-gerrymandering constitution amendment approved by voters in 2010. The move will redraw two… Read more »

Florida This Week talks congressional redistricting, Alan Grayson’s Senate Run, and Donald Trump’s Stance on Immigration

We listen to last Friday’s episode of Florida this Week, a political discussion show moderated by Radioactivity host Rob Lorei. This week’s discussion centers on a major decision by the Florida Supreme Court ordering legislatures to redraw 8 congressional districts, including two districts in the local area. The ruling held that current district boundaries violate… Read more »