St. Pete City Council member Steve Kornell will ask his colleagues not to renew a contract with Bank of America on Thursday. His push comes after a resident complained that Bank of America was not abiding by the foreclosure rules it agreed to. It also coincides with a related effort to invest taxpayer dollars into local banks.
“I happen to have a new business item that was referred to committee asking that a percentage of our deposits be referred to local banks.
Kofi Hunt, a St. Pe...
Ten years ago this week, the U.S.-led coalition began the bombing campaign on Iraq, branded Shock and Awe.
Early in the morning of March 20, 2003, hundreds of missiles began raining down on Baghdad and other Iraqi cities. It was the evening of March 19 in the United States, so Tuesday is commonly recognized as the anniversary.
We look back at the peace movement in 2003 and in the decade since in this conversation with anti-war activist Chris Ernesto from St. Pete for Peace.
On today’s program our guests were all involved with companies that sell and install solar energy and hot water systems in the Tampa Bay Area.
Rick Gilbert, the vice president of Solar Source located in Largo, started the show then brought on their Director of Residential Solar Sales, Richard Smith. Also, Rich Glueck a long time friend of the Sustainable Living program joined us to talk about, as he calls it, “the best kept secret of the sunshine state”, Ho...
Good afternoon, welcome to The Last Call. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up today: retirement, Social Security, pensions and 401k’s.
In Tallahassee the new speaker of the house- Will Weatherford is pushing a plan to end defined pension benefits for new employees and replacing them with 401k’s. We’re going to talk with one of the country’s leading experts on retirement. Our guest is
Teresa Ghilarducci, Chair of Economic Policy Analysis and director of the Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysi...
Saturday is the ten year anniversary of the death of Rachel Corrie; the American college student was killed in the Israeli-occupied Gaza Strip on March 16, 2003 while trying to prevent a family’s home from being destroyed.
Last April I interviewed Rachel’s parents, Cindy and Craig Corrie when they were in Tampa attending the United Methodist Church General Conference. They were trying to get the church to divest from companies supplying the Israeli occupation: Caterpillar, Motorola and He...
Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei.
Coming up today we’ll have open phones for most of the program.
But first we’ll hear from a voice rarely heard - a woman priest.
Even more than that - a woman who says she is now a Roman Catholic bishop.
She is Bridget Mary Meehan. I spoke with her yesterday - about the selection of the new Pope Francis from Argentina.
The news media sometimes covers issues of race -- but a recent book looks at whether that coverage can actually hurt race relations.
WMNF's Christopher Davis interviewed Tampa Bay Times media critic, Eric Deggans, after a community conversation on the topic last night at the Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg. Deggans' book is called Race Baiter: How the Media Wields Dangerous Words to Divide a Nation.
Former Florida Governor Bob Martinez stayed in line with Republican talking points during a luncheon at the Centre Club in the Westshore District in Tampa today. The former Democratic Tampa mayor turned Republican touched on everything from transit to healthcare in front of about 40 local business leaders.
According to Martinez, he was a Democrat for 27 years – he calls it his minority period – but for the last 30 years he has been a Republican. And like most Republicans he said he doe...
The memorial service for former Florida Supreme Court justice and Hillsborough County administrator Fred Karl was this afternoon at the Tampa Convention Center. Karl died earlier this month.
His son, Fred Karl Jr. relayed a story about when his father represented West Volusia County in the Legislature at a time that the KKK was active and Governor Leroy Collins vetoed a bill that would have closed all public schools if the state enforced the U.S. Supreme Court’s Brown versus Board of Educa...
The City of Tampa has approved waivers for Walmart to build driveways at a property on Hillsborough Avenue West of 22nd St in the Seminole Heights neighborhood. Some local businesses aren't worried about the impacts to their bottom line, but residents say they'll shun the big box store.