Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up we'll talk with former Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio about the death of her mentor- former Hillsborough County Administrator Fred Karl.
But first we'll look at a proposed new free trade agreement- the TransPacific Partnership. This weekend labor, human rights and environmental activists will hold a meeting in Tampa at 1PM this Saturday at the Roosevelt 2.0 in Ybor City to discuss the TPP. And with us right now are two people who ...
Awake Tampa activist Michael Long came on the program to talk about his organization's fight for electoral reform in Tallahassee, and about Kentucky Senator Rand Paul's filibuster regarding the Obama administration's stance on drones and potentially targeting American citizens suspected of being terrorists.
Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up today-- yesterday the Governor gave his state of the state address at the opening session of this year's legislative session. During his speech Governor Scott recognized one teacher-- Elizabeth Heli of Greco Middle School in Temple Terrace. But he also recognized the (CEO of Northrop Grumman), the president of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care in Jacksonville), the Regional Vice President of Verizon) and the (president of Goya Foods...
Two hundred activists crowded Gaslight Square in downtown Tampa Tuesday to demand comprehensive changes to Florida’s voting law. The march and rally was one of 22 across the state asking for new laws that will ensure Florida doesn’t fall victim to long lines at the polls again.
The Florida legislature passed a sweeping voting law in 2011 claiming their intent was to stamp out voter fraud. But critics like Hillsborough County teacher Woodrow Samuel argue it contributed to long lines at th...
Listen to the speech here.
Thank you so much for being here today.
I especially want to thank President of the Senate Don Gaetz and Speaker of the House Will Weatherford. These are men of faith devoted to helping Florida families. Like everyone in this chamber, they are committed to helping our state and investing in future generations. They are my partners. They are my friends; and they are dedicated public servants.
Florida Governor Rick Scott delivered his State of the State address today as members of the legislature were preparing for their first day of session. During the 37-minute speech, Scott thanked several people ranging from member of the military and police to teachers and education officials. Scott also used the day’s spotlight to highlight differences between his time in office and the office which he inherited.
Scott emphasized his plan to give full time classroom teachers a $2,500 an...
Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up later we'll listen to the Governor's State of the State message.
But first we'll talk with an environmental activist Janet Stanko who is with the web site PriceOfSprawl.com.
The web site is a tool for tracking how much development has already been approved for every community in Florida; the areas where the drinking water supply is perilously low and how development negatively impacts prope...
Activists from across the state are gearing up for protests as the Florida Legislature begins its 2013 session on Tuesday. It’s also the day Governor Rick Scott will deliver his State of the State address. One group plans to deliver their own address - one they say is a sobering, more telling version of the current state of life for most Floridians.
The Dream Defenders are a coalition of black and brown students from colleges throughout the state who believe...
Good morning and welcome to Radioactivity.Today we'll talk with Bob and Cathy Jordan who grow medical marijuana to help alleviate Cathy's ALS symptoms. their home was raided by Manatee Sheriff's deputies last week. And we'll speak with Tampa Tribune reporter William March who broke a story this past weekend about whether a Foundation founded by Jeb Bush is skirting rules that try to prevent government officials from using lobbyist money to attend conferences. The allegation is that Jeb's educ...
Our first guest was with the Insect Research Program with the University of Central Florida. Dr. Joshua King is an entomologist that specializes in ant research. Our conversation was about fire ants and possible controls of these pests in the backyard vegetable garden. Hot water, baits and mound treatments were some of Josh’s recommendations, but he was pretty clear that grits don’t work.
The remainder of the program we spent talking with two women involved locally with growing vegetabl...