Susan Glickman, Florida Director, SACE Action Fund
There’s a big debate this week in Tallahassee about whether the giant private utility companies will be allowed to cut back on their energy conservation programs. Today on Radioactivity, Rob Lorei speaks with Susan Glickman, the Florida Director of the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy and the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy Action Fund- a group that is fighting the giant electric companies.
The Associated Press reported that Florida's biggest electric providers are asking state regula...
PROJECT CENSORED exposes us to the “hidden news”
PROJECT CENSORED educates students and the public about the importance of a truly free press for democratic self-government. They expose and oppose news censorship and promote independent investigative journalism, media literacy, and critical thinking. Project Censored’s work—including their annual book, weekly radio broadcasts, campus affiliates program, and additional community events—highlights th...
Today on The Last Call, Warren Elly discusses the FBI's use of informants to infiltrate the Muslim American Community in search of would-be terrorists with veteran investigative journalist Trevor Aaronson.
Counterterrorism experts will tell you that the sting operations are vital to protecting the homeland. They argue that police routinely use stings in investigations of child porn, human trafficking, public corruption, financial fraud and drug trafficking. They also point out that attacks...
The Hillsborough County School board is trying to improve educational outcomes for some minority students. The board is supporting a pledge aimed at boosting graduation rates and reducing disciplinary problems among African-American and Hispanic males. But an investigation prompted by a complaint from a retired teacher about the how the district teaches minority students is still ongoing.
“I think the best time to make a judgment is to see the outcome of what they pledge – if there is any...
Local delegation's trip to Cuba
Today on Radioactivity, Rob Lorei welcomes guests State rep. Darryl Rousson, political consultant Victor Dimaio, and Barry Edwards who discuss their experience during their recent trip to Cuba. Charlie Crist was scheduled to attend the trip but backed out.
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A $7 million project moving a historic skate bowl about 200 feet from one side of a park to another was approved by Tampa City Council Thursday. The “Bro Bowl” has been around since the 1970s and its users fought to save it by getting historic designation for the graffiti-laden concrete bowl. Now, through an expensive compromise, the city will build skaters a new park.
The project is expected to be completed sometime next fall. Contractors will break ground on Perry Harvey Sr. Park as soo...
A second case of Chikungunya was confirmed in Manatee County on Friday. So far the mosquito-borne illness has been reported 82 times in Florida.
Ron Cox is the Director of Epidemiology for the Florida Department of Health in Manatee County.
"Chikungunya Fever is an illness that's caused by the bite of an infected mosquito. In other words the mosquito has to be infected with the Chikungunya virus and bite somebody, and that's the way the infection in spread. It is characterized primar...
The U.S. has called for immediate truce in Gaza as death toll reaches 571
Palestinian deaths. Today on Radioactivity, Rob Lorei airs an interview from The Last Call with Rebecca Vilkomerson, the executive director of Jewish Voice for Peace.
Later listeners weigh in on the Middle East crisis.
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Today on The Last Call, Rob Lorei speaks with Rebecca Vilkomerson Executive Director of Jewish Voice for Peace, a leading national organization inspired by Jewish tradition to work for a just peace for all the people of Israel and Palestine.
Today on Radioactivity, we’ll look at the Israeli military attack on Gaza. And rocket fire from Gaza onto Israel. Rob Lorei speaks to Kate Gould who is the Legislative Associate for Middle East Policy for the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL), a Quaker lobby which has the largest team of peace lobbyists in Washington, D.C. She is one of only a handful of registered lobbyists working to prevent...