News & Public Affairs

Saturday December 20, 2014

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The connection between U.S. and Saudi relations during 9/11 Part 2

Radioactivity we’ll hear part two of an interview that former US Senator Bob Graham gave a few months ago about the Saudi connection to 9/11.

Yesterday, on the anniversary of 9/11 we carried part one. In it Senator Graham told Paul Jay of the Real News Network that as co-chairman of the Congressional investigation into 9/11 investigators uncovered information about who funded the 9/11 hijackers, that there were strong indications that Saudi Arabia was involved and that the US government ...

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Catherine Lim (left) and Marisol Marquez of Raices en Tampa.

photo by Seán Kinane/WMNF News.

Hillsborough Sheriff to stop ICE holds of undocumented immigrants

According to an Associated Press analysis of Homeland Security Department data, the agency is on pace to deport the fewest number of immigrants since at least 2007.

But even immigrants who are not destined to be immediately deported are often detained by local law enforcement departments. But the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is changing its policy and will no longer detain immigrants being investigated for deportation.

It’s an issue that has been brought to the forefront by a ...

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Assessing the new U.S. war in Iraq & Syria

On Wednesday night, President Obama addressed the nation to discuss his new plan to try to stifle ISIS (or ISIL) by attacking from the air in Iraq & Syria, and work with fighters on the ground working against those terrorist groups. We opened the phones for discussion.

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NFL domestic violence controversy and Author Antonia Juhasz talks about the devastating impact of the Gulf Oil Spill

“The NFL Cares About Domestic Violence as Much as BP Cares About the Environment”

This week’s show could be summarized by guest, DAVE ZIRIN, an American political sportswriter extraordinaire, sports editor for The Nation, and writes a blog named “Edge of Sports.” He is the author of Game Over: How Politics Has Turned the Sports World Upside Down and many other books. He also hosts his own weekly Sirius XM sh...

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Bleached brain corals.

photo by Cindy Lewis / Keys Marine Lab

Warm waters causing widespread bleaching in Florida corals

This summer could end up being one of the worst on record for Florida’s corals; a scientist at Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota says water temperature in the Florida Keys has been so high that conditions over the next month could tip the balance of whether corals experience just a bad bleaching season or a devastating one.

WMNF interviewed Mote’s Erinn Muller this morning.

"Normally when you’re diving in a coral reef like in the Florida K...

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Raed Jarrar

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Iraqi-born Arab-American Middle East analyst addresses US military involvement in fighting ISIS

Tonight the President is expected to announce greater US military involvement in fighting ISIS in Iraq and Syria. Today on Radioactivity, Rob Lorei gets the perspective of a Middle East analyst, Raed Jarrar. Jarrar is an Iraqi-born Arab-American architect, blogger and political advocate. He is also the Policy Impact Coordinator for the American Friends Service Committee.

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Jane Goodall at University of South Florida's Botanical Gardens

photo by Samuel Johnson

Jane Goodall surprises elementary students with a talk at USF’s Botanical Gardens

A scientist famous for studying primates is speaking Tuesday night at the University of South Florida in Tampa. But Tuesday morning elementary students were treated to a surprise talk from Jane Goodall at USF’s Botanical Gardens. Goodall emphasized the importance of naturalists and scientists and protecting the Everglades, but first she started off with an ape greeting.

More than 100 children and USF students gathered under the shade of a sprawling oak tree to hear [Jane Goodall](http://w...

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Does expanded mass transit including light rail make sense in Pinellas County?

Does expanded mass transit- including light rail make sense in Pinellas County?

Today on Radioactivity Rob Lorei speaks with Randal O’Toole, Senior Fellow National Public Policy Analyst from Cato Institute, a libertarian public policy research organization based in Washington DC and Kyle Parks who is the Communications Director for the Yes on Greenlight campaign, the campaign supporting the Greenlight Pinellas transit ref...

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