Erik Kirby, with his son.
Susan Kirby, used by permission
President Barack Obama has summoned congressional leaders to the White House the second day of a partial government shutdown.
House Speaker John Boehner's office says the invitation is a sign that the president might be backing down.
But an Obama adviser said the president would urge House Republicans to pass a spending bill that didn't include provisions on health care or other demands.
Meanwhile, there have been some rumblings from Republicans who want to reopen the government. GOP...
Supporters of the healthcare law want Florida to take federal dollars to expand the state's Medicaid program to one million Floridians.
Health Insurance Marketplaces where consumers can shop for subsidized health plans opened Tuesday nationwide despite the partial government shutdown. About forty supporters of the law held signs during a press conference in downtown St. Pete’s North Straub Park Tuesday morning demanding that opponents of the president’s trademark law stop fighting it with partisan politics and expand Medicaid in state’s that have so far rejected it, including Florida.
“Florida has a very stingy Medicaid p...
Today on Radioactivity, Rob Lorei explores the debate surrounding the Affordable Care Act and the government shutdown. Listen to the full show above.
Media included on today's show:
Six of One - Obamacare vs. The Affordable Care Act
Obamacare Debate: Flowers vs. Baker
[Multimillionaire Republican in government...
Pat Kemp talks with Gary Stein, Executive Director of Health Equity Connections and Accountable Care, on the first day of the exchanges with the Affordable Care Act in Florida and across the country.
Angie Drobnic Holan
Today Radioactivity talks about misconceptions of health care reform and the government shutdown. Rob Lorei interviews the editor of PolitiFact, Angie Drobnic Holan about her recent article, Top 16 myths about the health care law.
Later, Rob plays his interview with Florida Congress member Debbie Wasserman Schultz on the government shutdown. Listen to the full show above.
Green ARTery Neighborhood Map
The Green ARTery is a community-based movement which is focused on connecting the green areas of 20 Central Tampa neighborhoods for pedestrians, cyclists and recreationalists. Saturday morning the mayor and others applauded the work already done by the grassroots organization but recognize there’s more to do.
During the second anniversary of Tampa’s Green Artery initiative. early birds were welcomed to a country fair atmosphere with a distinctive musical back...
Good afternoon, welcome to The last call. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up this afternoon we'll talk about health care reform with a former top health insurance company executive- Wendell Potter.
The battle over the Affordable Care Act- so called Obamacare could lead to a government shutdown tonight.
Some House Republicans want the next fight in the battle over curbing the president's new health care law to be a delay in requiring people to buy health insurance. That would be the GOP's new ...
Dr. Chery Bettigole
Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up today-
Tonight at midnight a main provision of Obamacare goes into effect- people who don’t have health insurance can begin signing up for insurance from the new health care exchanges. It’ll be a little harder here in Florida---
Our governor and the Republican controlled legislature oppose the federal Affordable Care Act, and they’ve declined federal grants to advertise the exchanges and given up the right to run the marke...
Small business leaders in the Tampa Bay area say expanding Florida's Medicaid system is good for businees at a rally earlier this month.
Insurance marketplaces open in states nationwide Tuesday for people to shop for subsidized health insurance. Small businesses will also be able to choose more competitive policies for their employees starting in November. During a conference call Monday with the group Small Business Majority, founder and CEO John Arensmeyer said the marketplaces will lead to more employers offering health benefits to their employees.
“In fact, our polling has found that, of those small business owners who...
Mitzi Gordon of Bluebird books has opened four book exchange boxes in the Tampa Bay area, the latest in Seminole Heights.
Photo courtesy Openbookexchange.org
There’s a new kind of library in town. Little blue boxes not much larger than a mail box. Mitzi Gordon started Blue Bird Books in 2011 with a bus that traveled around promoting literacy and art. Now she’s expanded those efforts to create a book exchange where residents in the Tampa Bay area can take and leave books.
That’s Mitzi Gordon of Blue Bird Books talking about the four locations where Tampa Bay area residents can swap books at no charge. More information about the boxes is on thei...