Hillsborough County Commissioners unanimously repealed a policy Wednesday that barred the board from promoting or participating in gay pride events. The ban had been in place since then-Commissioner Ronda Storms suggested it. Openly gay county commissioner Kevin Beckner started the conversation by recapping Storms’ 2005 motion.
“Board members, I move that we adopt a policy that Hillsborough County government obtain from acknowledging, promoting and participating in gay pride recognition ...
The band of heavy rain and Tropical Storm force winds from Andrea's approach of Florida from the tropics could be a reminder of the extreme weather expected to become more frequent with climate change.
But who pays the costs of these climate disasters?
To answer that, I interviewed Bob Deans, director of federal communications with the Natural Resources Defense Council in Washington.
In the second half of this interview where we look at some ways to mitigate the cost of climate dis...
When it’s finished the Tampa Riverwalk will extend 2.6 miles miles from The Tampa Bay History Center to Water Works Park, but there are still some segments that have not been constructed.
A ceremony Tuesday morning in Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park was the first step in completing an important link, a span covering 1460 feet of the Hillsborough River including underneath the Kennedy Boulevard Bridge.
Tampa’s current Mayor joined the city’s last five mayors to unveil a map of the propose...
This past weekend a large delegation of members from the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce returned from a historic five day trip to Cuba from May 29 – June 2. President and CEO of the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce, Bob Rohrlack joins Rob Lorei to discuss the Chamber's renewed perspective after visiting and their goal to re-institute an economic relationship with Cuba. Listen to the full show above.
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Activists in favor of an immigration reform bill in the U.S. Senate are hoping it gets approved before the Senate breaks at the end of this month. During a phone conference Tuesday, several groups said they are optimistic the measure will be spared any harmful amendments before it’s voted on.
The call was hosted by the labor group, AFL-CIO. David Fernandez is with the Florida chapter.
“With over 70% of Florida voters saying that they support a tough, but fai...
The trial of U.S. Army Private Bradley Manning began Monday in Maryland.
Manning is accused of leaking hundreds of thousands of classified government documents to WikiLeaks. In a hearing earlier this year Manning said he did so to help the American people learn the truth about the wars being fought in their names.
Monday during the opening statement his attorney said Manning was young and naive, but he had good intentions and thought he could make the world a better place.
A group of Tampa moms wants lawmakers in Washington to put gun control legislation back on the table. It failed earlier this year. During a rally Friday in Tampa’s Curtis Hixon Downtown Waterfront Park, members of the group Moms Demand Action called on the public to reach out to their elected leaders to push for expanded background checks and a ban on military assault weapons.
The group Moms Demand Action lined up twenty chairs, each with a photo of one of the young victims of the Sandy Ho...
Rob Lorei speaks with Councilwoman, Lisa Montelione about the proposed law which will lead to jail time for those who repeatedly violate the new noise ordinance. Listen to the story above and please share your comments below.
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. Coming up we'll talk with Tampa City Councilwoman Lisa Montelione who is opposed to jail time for people who violate Tampa's proposed new noise ordinance. The proposed law comes up for discussion this...
Distinguished rock-music authority Gillian Gaar talks about her new book 100 Things Beatles Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die. Dr. Drew Ramsey discusses what it means to be a fan. Ernie Sutton of the British Beatles Fan Club explains he is a fan and Vivek Tiwary the creator of The Fifth Beatle a film and graphic novel speaks about his interest in Beatles manager, Brian Epstien. Plus this week’s Hit That Never Was featuring an accoustic version of Something by George Harrison.
Today on Radioactivity, Rob Lorei speaks with Glenda Chauncy an Orlando women who participated in a protest in front of the Department of Justice headquarters. The 500 protesters wanted the Obama Administration to urge the DOJ to start launching criminal investigations into the actions that led to the Great Recession. Twenty-seven people got arrested - seventeen that night and ten more the following morning at 6 AM. Listen to the full story above.
Our guest is Glenda Chauncy who took part...