Investigative Reporter Pat Beall, Palm Beach Post
Radioactivity explores a series that the Palm Beach Post did recently on prison privatization. The paper reported lavish campaign contributions from private prison firms- and a series of problems- including many incidents of violence that have gone under-reported.
Rob Lorei interviews guest, Pat Beall an investigative reporter for The Palm Beach Post. She spent eight months investigating what's going on in Florida's privatized prisons. R...
Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn unveils six statues honoring contributors to the city's development.
Six prominent historical figures in Tampa were honored in downtown Tuesday by the unveiling of brass busts in their likeness. All of the Tampans contributed to the community through either philanthropy or political activism.
More than 100 community leaders and relatives of those being honored crowded a patio along the Riverwalk behind the Tampa Convention Center to see the six statues that will be placed along the Hillsborough River. Each statue was designed from photos and survivor descri...
U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) and Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections Craig Latimer are angry with Florida Republicans for a directive they say supresses voter turnout.
U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, a Democrat, is rallying behind Supervisors of Elections who say they will not adhere to a directive issued by Florida’s Secretary of State to only accept mail in ballots at official offices. During a press conference at the Federal Courthouse in downtown Tampa Tuesday, Nelson said the move will put undue hardship on voters who increasingly prefer dropping off mail-in ballots in person.
Florida Secretary of State [Ken Detzner](http://www.dos.state.fl.us/oss/secretary-...
Today's Radioactivity program features a doctor who challenges the concept that high cholesterol causes heart disease.
Rob Lorei speaks with Stephen T. Sinatra, a board-certified cardiologist and assistant clinical professor of medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He is the author of many books, including The Great Cholesterol Myth (coauthored with Jonny Bowden), The Sinatra Solution: Metabolic Cardiology, Earthing: The Most Important Health Discovery Ever, Revers...
Good morning, I'm Rob Lorei and this is Radioactivity.
Florida’s unemployment rate is heading down—mirroring what’s happening nationally. But Governor Rick Scott has been traveling the state announcing new jobs coming to Florida- and saying that his policies are the reasons unemployment is dropping.
Among the companies which have recently announced job expansions in Florida:
-Hertz in Estero
-Covidien in Hillsborough
-USAA expansion in Hillsborough
-Bass Pro Shops in St. Lucie
Today on Thanksgiving Eve; Last Call explores the Farm Workers who harvest the plenty we will feast upon tomorrow.
The faces of the migrant pickers have changed from poor whites and blacks to Hispanics, most from Mexico, but farm workers are still on the lowest of rungs, many living in fear of deportation and separation from their families, in this, the richest country in the world.
Warren Elly welcomes guest Javier Izaguirre from Ruskin’s Beth El Farmworker Mission. Javier hi...
Today on Radioactivity we talked with Barbara Slavin about the interim deal with Iran on its nuclear program. Slavin is a Senior Fellow at The Atlantic Council where she focuses on Iran; she's also a correspondent for Al-Monitor; a contributor to foreignpolicy.com; and is the author of author, Bitter Friends, Bosom enemies: Iran, the US, and the Twisted Path to Confrontation.
Later we talked with Girlie Garnada. She's with a group called RN Rapid Response Network. Garnada, RN lives in P...
Today Radioactivity explores the U.S. military budget and a coalition of groups seeking change in military spending. An array of organizations launched a campaign to enact major cuts in wasteful military spending, as part of the December 13 federal budget resolution. The groups include peace, human service, economic and environmental justice organizations, food sovereignty, green energy groups, and grassroots community organizations. They are calling for long overdue reductions in military sp...
Our very special guest on today’s Sustainable Living program was a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University Of South Florida Clean Energy Research Center. Yogi Goswami spent most of his life exploring and inventing ways to harness the sun’s sustainable clean energy. He’s been in the news recently with his latest way to store solar heat energy for use when the sun isn’t shining. Yogi talked about all the different applications of his “smaller salt balls” that can store the sun’s ...
Today on the Last Call Rob Lorei discusses nuclear negotiations with Iran and comments from Rick Scott that Obama’s nuclear deal will not stop Iran’s pursuit of nuclear weapons. The show also explores the Affordable Care Act, and reasons behind why employee wages at Walmart are so low.
Watch video on Walmart's business secret here: http://ourfuture.org/20131125/best-walmart-video