Today on Radioactivity, Rob Lorei interviews Mark Weisbrot, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, in Washington, D.C. about the economic recovery of Greece. Weisbrot recently wrote an article about the Greek economy for the Guardian.
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Republican State Representative Larry Ahern
Janelle Irwin File Photo 2012
On Monday the Florida Supreme Court approved language for the medical marijuana constitutional amendment. Since last week it raised enough signatures, it will be on November's ballot.
Two supporters who signed up to address the Pinellas County Legislative Delegation didnít show up to their meeting Monday in Largo. But one opponent, pharmacist Larry Golbom, said marijuana might be as dangerous as alcohol.
ďThe reality is that marijuana is n...
Members of the Pinellas Legislative Delegation heard from the Florida Division of Emergency Management about ways they can help homowners save on flood insurance premiums
Devastating rate hikes to flood insurance premiums have become a focus for homeowners in low-lying and coastal areas. As Congress scrambles to delay implementation of a law that would remove subsidies on policies, Florida lawmakers are looking at ways to combat rising costs through flood mitigation planning. During a Pinellas Legislative Delegation meeting in Largo Monday, Florida Division of Emergency Management director Bryan Koon suggested rallying the state behind FEMAís community rating ...
Featuring a talk from poet Billy Collins, and a segment on how to get past writer's block...
Joshua Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus, The Minimalists
Today on Radioactivity, Rob Lorei covers three topics:
First, saving an endangered local movie theater - One of the last independent movie theaters in the Bay area is in danger of closing. The Tampa Pitcher Show, on North Dale Mabry Highway, in Tampa is facing the possibility of shutting down if they do not raise enough funds to transition from 35 mm projectors to digital. Rob Lorei speaks with Wayne Valenti, the owner of the Tampa Pitcher Show.
Next, an unusual cross country tour...
First Lady Michelle Obama Celebrated her 50th birthday last week. Her White House soiree caused quite the media circus Ė who wore what, what did they eat, the First Lady was even criticized for lacking etiquette because her save the date cards asked guests to eat before they came. But thatís not what Iím talking about. Pundits on the right immediately latched on to the Presidentís birthday gift to his wife Ė a few extra days in Hawaii. It seems like a nice enough present, a few days away from...
PSTA CEO Brad Miller at a 2013 board meeting.
Janelle Irwin, January 2013
A transit merger between agencies in Pinellas and Hillsborough Counties may not be the best way to save money. An independent study was approved by the Tampa Bay Area Regional Transportation Authority during a meeting Friday that shows collaboration between the two groups could cut costs without the risk of consolidating.
The Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority and Hillsborough Area Regional Transit hired the audit firm KPMG to start weighing the pros and cons of consolidating the two grou...
Friday the Pasco Sheriff's Office released audio of the 911 call from last week's shooting at a Wesley Chapel movie theater in which Chad Oulson was killed.
During the call the 911 operator attempts to notify the Sheriff's Office to tell them that there has been a shooting, but there is no answer for one minute and 40 seconds. Ringing can be heard on the 911 recording from 1:14 into the recording until the call is answered at 2:54.
The person who made the 911 call tells the Sheriff's Of...
In the wake of scandal inside the Tampa Police Department's DUI squad, a task force released a report with recommendations. WMNF spoke with Cuban activist Al Fox for his opinion. Fox is suing the TPD after he was detained for a DUI, despite the fact that his blood-alcohol content registered at 0.000.
Later in the program we were joined by Perry Thurston, Jr. He's the House Minority Leader in the Florida House of Representatives. He's also running for the Democratic nomination for Attorney ...
Today the Hillsborough County Commission unanimously approved funds for a program that will place Sheriff Deputies in ten elementary schools for at least four years. Commissioners designated nearly $120,000 in matching funds for a $1.25 million grant to pay for the officers for three years. Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Colonel Jim Previtera says the county will be responsi...