Tampa City Council members debated whether or not to create an ordinance making rules tougher for night clubs in October.
Janelle Irwin, WMNF file photo 2013
Tampa has decided against earlier closing times for bars: plans to hold a workshop on the proposal to change closing from 3 am to midnight was narrowly defeated amid public outcry. The idea could resurface if a committee of stakeholders is formed. Council member Mary Mulhern was in the minority in voting to support a workshop, though she acknowledged a time change would likely be defeated.
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Today on Radioactivity, Rob Lorei takes listener calls to discuss the economy, wages, the medical marijuana arguments at the Florida Supreme Court and other items in today's news.
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Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi's office is arguing that a proposed constitutional amendment allowing marijuana for medical reasons would go beyond what voters would be led to believe.
That's the case a lawyer for Bondi made before the Supreme Court Thursday in an effort to keep the proposal off the 2014 ballot.
Allen Winsor told the court the ballot summary says medical marijuana would be used for debilitating diseases, but the full language of the amendment allows it to be used f...
This week on From a Woman's Point of View, the following topics were covered:
The Trans-Pacific Partnership is truly rolling down the track. What do you know about it? Don’t feel bad if you don't - the total lack of transparency is one of the problems. But the limited information that has “sneaked out” – of the 26 sections, only 5 have to do with trade! Referred to as “NAFTA on steroids, Lori Wallach of Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch wrote in the New York Times, “Ron Kirk, ...
A model of the entire Florida Polytechnic campus will great prospective students and their families at the newly opened admissions building in Lakeland.
Florida’s 12th public university is months away from teaching its first class of students, but Wednesday its first building was opened in Lakeland. Florida Polytechnic now has a sterile-looking building open for prospective students to speak with admission counselors. Scott Rhodes, executive director of enrollment services, says the goal is to enroll 500 students by the start of the school’s inaugural semester next August.
“It’s a 5,000 square foot facility. We have ten full time staff th...
Investigative Reporter Pat Beall, Palm Beach Post
Radioactivity explores a series that the Palm Beach Post did recently on prison privatization. The paper reported lavish campaign contributions from private prison firms- and a series of problems- including many incidents of violence that have gone under-reported.
Rob Lorei interviews guest, Pat Beall an investigative reporter for The Palm Beach Post. She spent eight months investigating what's going on in Florida's privatized prisons. R...
Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn unveils six statues honoring contributors to the city's development.
Six prominent historical figures in Tampa were honored in downtown Tuesday by the unveiling of brass busts in their likeness. All of the Tampans contributed to the community through either philanthropy or political activism.
More than 100 community leaders and relatives of those being honored crowded a patio along the Riverwalk behind the Tampa Convention Center to see the six statues that will be placed along the Hillsborough River. Each statue was designed from photos and survivor descri...
U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) and Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections Craig Latimer are angry with Florida Republicans for a directive they say supresses voter turnout.
U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, a Democrat, is rallying behind Supervisors of Elections who say they will not adhere to a directive issued by Florida’s Secretary of State to only accept mail in ballots at official offices. During a press conference at the Federal Courthouse in downtown Tampa Tuesday, Nelson said the move will put undue hardship on voters who increasingly prefer dropping off mail-in ballots in person.
Florida Secretary of State [Ken Detzner](http://www.dos.state.fl.us/oss/secretary-...
Today's Radioactivity program features a doctor who challenges the concept that high cholesterol causes heart disease.
Rob Lorei speaks with Stephen T. Sinatra, a board-certified cardiologist and assistant clinical professor of medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He is the author of many books, including The Great Cholesterol Myth (coauthored with Jonny Bowden), The Sinatra Solution: Metabolic Cardiology, Earthing: The Most Important Health Discovery Ever, Revers...
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Florida’s unemployment rate is heading down—mirroring what’s happening nationally. But Governor Rick Scott has been traveling the state announcing new jobs coming to Florida- and saying that his policies are the reasons unemployment is dropping.
Among the companies which have recently announced job expansions in Florida:
-Hertz in Estero
-Covidien in Hillsborough
-USAA expansion in Hillsborough
-Bass Pro Shops in St. Lucie