Did You Listen to the President’s State of the Union Message Tuesday?
What do you think? Is it time to give America a raise? Decent jobs? – with futures and benefits? He certainly got one thing right – to make it happen, there has to be action. However, I am not depending on the president or congress. We have to do this for ourselves.
77 cents to the dollar? And that is for white women – if you are African American, it is 62 cents, Hispanic, 59 cents. When President Obama said...
Although the perception is that Nan Rich is a serious long-shot of becoming the next governor of Florida (or even Democratic nominee), a recent poll has her down just four points to GOP incumbent Rick Scott.
On the program the former Senate Minority Leader laid out her positions on the issues, and said that she still thinks that Charlie Crist will engage with her in a debate (or debates) before the Democratic gubernatorial primary in August.
Today on the Last Call we discuss the great Florida debate over medical marijuana.
On the November ballot voters will be asked to allow doctors to prescribe marijuana for debilitating conditions like cancer, MS, glaucoma, Parkinson’s. USF Journalism Professor, Wayne Garcia joins the show.
The neighborhood now consists of several public housing complexes, older homes and is situated along the Hillsborough River. Many of the residents are low income African American. The president of Urban Strategies, Sandra Moore is a consultant on how to best transform the community.
“Residents will be at the forefront of the decision making process. For a community, a developing community, a housing authority and the City to commit to, that is a big deal.”
The lead urban planner o...
President Barack Obama has used his fifth State of the Union address last night to tell lawmakers that he's still willing to work with Congress. But Obama said he'll sidestep obstructionist lawmakers "whenever and wherever" necessary to reduce the wage gap between rich and poor.
One executive action he'll take is to increase the minimum wage for some federal contract workers to a minimum of $10.10. He’ll also implement a new Treasury savings bond for workers without access to traditional ret...
Up until today, Midtown St. Petersburg, one of the city’s poorest neighborhoods, was what people call a food desert.
But at about 7:30 this morning a Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market opened its doors for shoppers – many of whom lack transportation to travel outside of the area for fresh food and were forced to make many food purchases from over-priced convenience stores.
St. Pete City Council member Wengay Newton whose district covers part of Midtown celebrated the Grand Opening early this ...
Photo of Paula Witthaus courtesy of Awake Pinellas.
A well-liked social activist in St. Petersburg has been found murdered inside her home on 17th Ave. North.
According to the St. Petersburg Police Department, 54-year old Paula Whitthaus was found dead along with her 67-year old male roommate after what a department press release described as a brutal attack.
The exact cause of death hasn’t been determined yet, but police say there was upper body trauma. A suspect has not been identified, but investigators say the attack does not appear ...
Today Radioactivity discusses President Obama's State of the Union address. Rob Lorei plays a portion of the speech and also airs the main Republican response to the State of the Union from Congress member Cathy Mcmorris Rodgers.
Listen to the entire show above.
Florida Rep. Janet Cruz joins The group Florida for All in opposing voter purge efforts they say disproportionately affect minorities.
Governor Rick Scott and Secretary of State Ken Detzner are poised to begin efforts to remove potentially ineligible voters from the rolls this year. But critics of the purge say it’s just an attempt to disenfranchise minority communities that often vote Democratic. State Representative Janet Cruz is calling on the state and local supervisors of election to reject the push.
“This is really an attempt to serve up political red meat to the Tea Party.”
In 2012 the state identified 180,000 ...
Today on Radioactivity Rob Lorei speaks with President of ACLU of Florida Mike Pheneger about the school- to- prison- pipeline system. The “school-to-prison pipeline” refers to policies and practices that push children out of classrooms and into the juvenile and criminal justice systems. The path to incarceration begins with inadequate resources in schools, inequitable school discipline practices including zero tolerance, policing of school hallways, use of alternative schools, involvement o...