For more than 125 years the city of Tampa has been the home to cigar factories- by the 1920’s there were 150 factories- employing tens of thousands of people. Tampa was so famous for its cigars to this day it is called Cigar City.
Now the last operating cigar factory in Tampa is facing a possible shutdown because of new regulations proposed by the Food and Drug Administration. The JC Newman Cigar Company- located on the northside of Ybor City employs 130 people, mostly women making inexpe...
Peter Matthews, the author of the book “Dollar Democracy: With Liberty and Justice for some – How to reclaim the American Dream For All was our guest for the entire hour. Matthews spoke about the themes he discusses in his book, how America has become up for sale, with our politicians doing what's best for them (and their funders) than the people. He spoke to many callers throughout the hour.
Today on the the Last Call, Warren Elly discusses the film Citizen Kane and Orson Welles with film critic Bob Ross.
Warren Elly discusses Casablanca with film critic and historian Bob Ross.
Today on Radioactivity, Rob Lorei takes listener calls. We also hear an interview from investigative journalist, Glenn Greenwald who spoke with Paul Jay of The Real News Network about Israel and Gaza.
Glenn Greenwald: US Intelligence Supports Israeli Attacks
Today on Radioactivity, Rob Lorei speaks with Maggie Hall from the Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County about a mysterious bacteria that has appeared in Florida beaches.
Later, Rob speaks with Claude Reginald Jean and Leslie Hobbs from The future of Haiti organization about their work to support families and orphanages in Haiti.
On today’s show we talked about probiotic urban gardening, fruit trees in city parks, community and school gardens plus a lot of other edible stuff. Our guests on today’s show included our favorite Premier South-Tampa-Urban-Homesteading- Dumpster-Diving- Plant Lover, John Starnes. Also joining us for the first time was another urban gardening activist, Tanja Vidovic. Tanja and her husband Jared have been involved in several food growing projects that include getting Tampa to grow fruit tr...
This weekend marks the 40th anniversary of President Richard Nixon’s resignation from office.
Today on Radioactivity, Rob Lorei speaks with author John Dean who has written a new book, THE NIXON DEFENSE based on Nixon’s never-before-released secret White House recordings, The Nixon Defense: What He Knew and When He Knew.
John Dean is the former White House counsel whose testimony before the Senate Watergate Committee in 1973 linked President Richard Nixon to the scandal that would b...
Today Radioactivity explores if the middle class in the US will disappear? Rob speaks with author Peter Mathews about his new book DOLLAR DEMOCRACY: With Liberty and Justice for Some: How to Reclaim the American Dream For All. Peter Mathews is a professor, political commentator and former congressional candidate from Southern California.
Later we hear from Ralph Nader who has some views on the war going on between the Palestinians in Gaza and Israel....
Suha Abukhdeir (left) and Tariq Abukhdeir.
Seán Kinane / WMNF News.
The Tampa teenager who was beat up by Israeli police last month shortly after his cousin was killed in the West Bank was sentenced to house arrest while recovering from his injuries. I sat down with Tariq Abukhdeir last week at his house and asked what it was like to be sentenced to house arrest.
I asked his mother, Suha Abukhdeir about Tariq’s injuries.