News & Public Affairs

Tuesday July 29, 2014

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Matt Howard

Director for Iraq Veterans Against the War discusses the current situation in Iraq

Radioactivity welcomes guest is Matt Howard communications director for Iraq Veterans Against the War, who served two tours in Iraq as a US Marine.

Former Vice President Dick Cheney said he wants U.S. troops sent back in Iraq to halt Sunni militants now conquering large parts of the country to and support resistance fighters in Syria.

We play a part of this Cheney interview with Jonathan Karl on ABC yesterday morning:

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FUN-gus Permaculture Show

On today’s show we started with a short interview with Kip Curtis, founder of the Edible Peace Patch Project in South St Pete about a talk he’ll be doing Friday, June 27, from 5 to 8 PM at Tanja & Jared’s Sulphur Springs Urban Farm about the National Farm to Fork School movement. Then mycologist, Florida Earth Skills Gathering Founder, and Florida off- grid homesteader and permaculturist, Mycol Stevens, joined...

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Hillsborough County forums could cut back on slumlord claims

Hillsborough County and Tampa have been having trouble with slumlords. Jim Blinck is the county’s division director of code enforcement. Blinck is talking to residents and owners at a forum about their rights and responsibilities.

The Landlord and Tenant forum Tuesday at the University Area Community Development Corporation on North 22nd Street in Tampa. It starts at 9:00 a.m. and will last about two hours.

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Florida Governor Rick Scott during a campaign stop in Brandon in April.


photo by Janelle Irwin

Rick Scott's Spanish radio ad scores a GOOOOAAAAALLLLLLL!!!!!!!

Callers weigh in on a conservative Christian conference and a new Rick Scott Add.

Here's the translated transcript:

ANNOUNCER #1: We are at the beginning of this extremely important match for Florida.

ANNOUNCER #2: On one end, Charlie Crist, who abandoned us as Governor when things got difficult. On the other end the current governor, Rick Scott, who keeps working to get the state's economy on the right track.

ANNOUNCER #1 : Crist is issued a red card ... (Whistle blows) ... For ...

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Sydney White.


photo by Seán Kinane/WMNF News (June 2012).

Sydney White out as WMNF general manager

The general manager of WMNF for the last two years is no longer with the station. WMNF board of directors president Nancy Johnson made the announcement today in an email. In an interview WMNF News asked her about it.

“Our general manager for the past two years, since 2012, has been Dr. Sydney White. Dr. Sydney White came from a vast background in the media industry with a lot of fresh ideas we’ve been so grateful for.

“He has not met the needs of WMNF. Therefore we will have an interi...

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St. Pete residents gather around police chief candidate Jerry Geier to ask questions about his policing style.


photo by Janelle Irwin

VIDEO: St. Pete residents get to weigh in on new police chief

There’s about to be a new chief in town. The city of St. Pete is expected to choose a new head of its police department sometime within the next few weeks. Citizens had the chance to interview the four finalists for the job during a meet and greet Thursday night.

Of the short list, only one candidate is from the St. Petersburg Police Department. That’s Assistant Chief Melanie Bevan.

“We need to rebuild the culture of the police department. I’m not even going to tell you anymore, but I ...

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Jeff Cohen, Director of the Park Center for Independent Media at Ithaca College

Ithaca Professor, Jeff Cohen discusses media coverage of the current situation in Iraq

Today on Radioactivity, Rob Lorei talks about media coverage of the current situation in Iraq with Jeff Cohen director of the Park Center for Independent Media at Ithaca College and cofounder of the online activism group RootsAction.org. Jeff was one of the co-founders of the media watch group- Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting.

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Southern Gothic Comedy

Caroline Jett, Karla Hartley and Rosemary Orlando talk about (and do a scene from) the dark comedy set in the Florida swampland. Just the usual, you know, alligators, aliens, Disney.

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