News & Public Affairs

search:

Debates in Congress: Food Stamps and the Benghazi controversy

09/20/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
Listen to this entire show: listen to this show

Tags: Tampa, wmnf, food stamps, Benghazi, 88.5

Today Radioactivity explores two hotly debated issues in congress: Did the Obama administration turn its back on the embassy personnel in , Libya on 9/11/12? And the House of Representatives in Washington cutting the food stamp budget yesterday. Listen to the full show above.

Media included in today's show:

Criticism of Obama administration handling of Benghazi does not stand up under scrutiny

<iframe width="420" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/6ycUN603xEE" frameborder="...

Be the first to comment

Rob Lorei takes listener calls on Vladimir Putin, Trayvon Martin, and Syria.

09/12/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
Listen to this entire show: listen to this show
Medium_4955

Today on Radioactivity Rob Lorei takes listener calls on Putin's op-ed in the New York Times, Trayvon Martin, 9/11, Europe, and the decision by the Tampa Bay Times to charge some people for online use. Listen to the full show above.

Media included in today's Radioactivity can be found below:

[A Plea for Caution From Russia What Putin Has to Say to Americans About Syria][1]

[Jeff Daniels from THE NEWSROOM: Is America #1?][2]

[Trayvon Martin medical examiner claims prosecutors inten...

1 comments

Will Weatherford criticizes Florida's nuclear cost recovery law listen

09/10/13 Naveen Sultan
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
Listen to this entire show: listen to this show
Medium_4939

State House Speaker Will Weatherford was in the hot seat Tuesday at the Suncoast Tiger Bay Club in Pinellas County. The speaker said that Florida made a mistake when allowing power companies including Duke Energy to take money from their customers to pay for nuclear plants that were never built.

“We all know now 7or 8 years later that it was not a wise decision. It was not something that worked out. We’re not going to build nuclear plants because they are three times ...

2 comments

Noam Chomsky discusses Syria Crisis

09/09/13 Robert Lorei
Last Call Monday
Listen to this entire show: listen to this show
Medium_4938

Rob Lorei interviews MIT professor Noam Chomsky on the Obama administration's plans to attack Syria. Listen to the full show above.

1 comments

Peace activists plan No War With Syria rally in Tampa Saturday listen

08/30/13 Samar Jarrah, Rob Lorei, Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
Listen to this entire show: listen to this show

Peace activists are planning a No War With Syria demonstration in South Tampa Saturday at 6 p.m. They’re gathering at the corner of Gandy Boulevard and Dale Mabry Highway.

One of the organizers from St. Pete for Peace was on the WMNF program True Talk Friday morning. Host Samar Jarrah is in Jordan but used Skype to interview Chris Ernesto, who was in the studio with Rob Lorei.

President Barack ...

4 comments

Tampa City Council weighs whether to pay to maintain RNC surveillance cameras listen

08/29/13 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
Listen to this entire show: listen to this show
Medium_4914

Last year Tampa used part of a $50 million federal grant to purchase surveillance cameras to be used during the Republican National Convention.

Soon the city will have to decide if it wants to keep the cameras and pay more than $160,000 to maintain them.

Critics argue about the cost and the loss of privacy but supporters say they help deter crime.

For example police say cameras helped catch a sexual battery suspect near a downtown garage last November.

WMNF aired an extended e...

Be the first to comment

USF students plan "sit-out" to protest reduced library hours listen

08/28/13 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
Listen to this entire show: listen to this show
Medium_4910

USF students are planning a protest Thursday night against shorter library hours.

But instead of a traditional “sit-in,” the activists are staging a “sit-out” outside the shuttered library where they used to do late night studying on the Tampa campus.

WMNF News spoke with Larry Roop, a 1st year student majoring in nursing and with another organizer, Melissa Garzon, a 2nd year student majoring in sociology.

*[USF Students Demand Longer Library Hours]( https://www.facebook.co...

Be the first to comment

Study finds that RNC directly added $212 million into the Tampa economy listen

08/21/13 Naveen Sultan
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
Listen to this entire show: listen to this show
Medium_4887

The organizers of last year’s Republican National Convention announced yesterday that the RNC directly pumped 212 million dollars into the Tampa Bay economy. The figure comes from an impact study by the University of Tampa business school and the results were unveiled at Jackson’s Bistro in Harbour Island.

The 212 million dollars includes money spent by Republican convention organizers, the City of Tampa and corporations. Ken Jones, CEO and president of the Tampa Bay host committee, sa...

1 comments

Justice for Trayvon activists confront Governor Rick Scott in Tampa listen

07/18/13 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
Listen to this entire show: listen to this show
Medium_4797


Thursday Governor Rick Scott met with the CEO of Visit Tampa Bay about hosting next year’s International Indian Film Academy's awards.

Activist Life Malcolm joined two others from the Justice For Trayvon Coalition in Tampa there to greet the governor.

Can you tell us why you and the other protesters were at the Rick Scott event and what happened?

"We were there at...

Be the first to comment

Jack Espinosa's Cuba and Ybor City

07/17/13 Warren Elly with Jack Espinosa
Last Call Wednesday
Listen to this entire show: listen to this show
Medium_4789

Today on Last Call, Warren Elly talks with Jack Espinosa, a local historian and comedian. He was one of the top comics in the U.S., the Caribbean and South America in the 40s and 50s. People say he couldn't walk down the streets during the day without being mobbed. He was born in Ybor city in the great depression and graduated from the University of Tampa with a degree in history, English, and education. He retired from show business in 1959 to teach and organize.

Be the first to comment

Healthy State Local Journalism Center