News & Public Affairs

Saturday July 26, 2014

photo by Crystal Farina

Hundreds rally against Monsanto, crop pesticides and GMOs in Ybor City

This past Saturday, protesters gathered in 52 countries to March Against Monsanto. Groups in St. Petersburg and Ybor City gathered to send a message that poisoning food is not OK.

Organizers say three hundred protesters marched a mile through Ybor City to protest. The target was Monsanto, that’s a giant agribusiness company that manufactures pesticides and genetically modified seeds. Other agribusiness companies were also targeted. Organizer, Nathan Schwartz, says the purpose is to raise ...

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Incumbent David Jolly (left) debates former Republican primary opponents Mark Bircher and Kathleen Peters.

photo by Janelle Irwin, January 2014

Democratic reaction to no candidate for Pinellas Congressional race

Pinellas County Democrats don’t have a candidate in the Congressional race against Republican David Jolly. But they could have and that’s leaving a bad taste in some mouths. Some Democrats are left wondering if a series of missteps have left the party weakened.

The party refused to get behind one of their own in the Congressional District 13 race. Rev. Manuel Sykes was told if he kept his name in the hat, he wouldn’t be welcome.

“I was persona non grata from the beginning.”

That’s w...

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You can adopt pets at Pasco Animal Shelter. This one already has a home.

photo by Seán Kinane/WMNF.

Pasco Animal Shelter desperately needs adoptions Memorial Day weekend

The Pasco Animal Shelter in Land O Lakes tells us they are getting full and need people to adopt pets this weekend to avoid having to euthanize animals. Monica Pollens is a member of the Pasco County Animal Advisory Board

You can find out more by calling 813-929-1212.

"We really need people to come and adopt animals as of this weekend as we are overflowing and would have to start euthanizing if we don't start getting some animals a...

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Tampa activists March Against Monsanto last year.

photo by Roberto Roland, May 23, 2013

Rally against Monsanto in Ybor City and Cuba's role in the Florida Governor’s race

Today on Radioactivity, we discuss tomorrow’s rally against Monsanto in Ybor City. Rob Lorei speaks to Christine Wall who is one of the organizers of tomorrow march against Monsanto- a multinational corporation heavily involved in genetically modifying food. Activists demanding that consumers have the choice to select genetically modified or not when they grocery shop will rally.

Rally will be held 2106 East 15th Avenue in Ybor City from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Later in the show, we loo...

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A preliminary map of Tampa Bay are trails shows already completed trails in blue. Green lines are proposed trails.

photo by Janelle Irwin

Coast to Coast Florida bike trail could be getting a funding boost

Update: on 2 June 2014 Governor Scott signed this bill.

A bike path connecting St. Pete to Florida’s space coast may be getting a $15.5 million boost. State lawmakers passed a bill that would fund some projects along the Coast to Coast Connector planners having been hoping to finish for years.

“It took these people taking a 40,000 foot view to see all these little pieces that were actually on the ground and then they said, ‘why don’t you just connect these gaps?’”

That’s Steve Di...

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