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 »