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Florida this Week discusses Gov. Scott's position swap on Medicaid, online voter registration, and reproductive choice listen

04/13/15 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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Tags: Florida This Week, Medicaid expansion, Rick Scott, Detzner, Voter Registration, abortion, wmnf, Rob Lorei

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Florida This Week is a panel-style political talk show that airs Friday nights on local PBS station WEDU and is moderated by Radioactivity host Rob Lorei. Today we look at several recent events occurring in the state Legislature, including Rick Scott's about-face on medicaid expansion, Secretary of State Ken Detzner's apprehension towards online voter registration, and a bill that would require women to wait 24 hours before getting an abortion.

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Young Invincibles group advocate for over 300,000 millennials in the healh care coverage gap

04/10/15 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Tags: healthcare, coverage gap, Medicaid, millennial, Young Invincibles, Christina Rivera, wmnf, Rob Lorei

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The 2015 Florida Legislative Session is ending in less than a month and the State Senate and House are still at odds on a state budget, namely a 2 billion dollar expansion of medicaid that would help hospitals cover over 800,000 working poor. According to a report by advocacy groups Young Invincible and Florida CHAIN , over a third of those in the coverage gap are millennials, people between the ages of 18-34. Joining us to discuss how the medicaid expansion effects young Floridians is Christ...

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Journalist Tony Ortega talks about his coverage of The Church of Scientology in HBO doc "Going Clear"

04/09/15 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Tags: scientology, L. Ron Hubbard, human rights abuses, Tony Ortega, Going Clear, HBO, Alex Gibney, wmnf, Rob Lorei

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A couple of weeks ago HBO premiered the documentary Going Clear, directed by Alex Gibney, which delves into the history of the Church of Scientology and the life of its founder L. Ron Hubbard, as well as allegations of human rights abuses by the church from former members. The church, whose spiritual headquarters are in Clearwater, has vehemently condemned the film in [this film rebuttal](http://www.freedommag.org/hbo/videos/exterminating-gi...

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The Fairness Doctrine with Jennifer Sullivan, and the threat of fishing pirates in the Gulf of Mexico

04/08/15 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Tags: Fairness Doctrine, Jennifer Sullivan, measles, vaccinations, Alan Phillips, illegal fishing, pirates, Gulf of Mexico, William Ward, Roly Marante, Juilo Fuentes, Jason Delacruz, wmnf, Rob Lorei

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We have the April edition of The Fairness Docrtine, a debate-styled talk show hosted and Jennifer Sullivan. Today's episode tackles the timely topic of mandatory vaccinations, which has garnered a lot of buzz since an recent outbreak of measles late last year in California. In many states vaccinations are mandatory for all school age children but some parents can refuse through medical ,religious, or personal belief exemptions (Florida allows Medical and Religious Exemptions only). Since the ...

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Swedish Sailing students talk about their trip around the Gulf of Mexico and teenage life in Sweden

04/07/15 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Tags: Sweden, education, Öckerö Sailing School, Brita Malmcrona, Gulf of Mexico, wmnf, Rob Lorei

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We talk to a group of high school students from the Öckerö Sailing School in Sweden who just finished up a sailing trip that took them throughout the Gulf of Mexico before landing in Tampa. 20 crew members of the 40 member crew of students join us to talk about their experiences sailing, The life of a Swedish high schooler and their impressions of American society and culture. Their teacher Brita Malmcrona discusses how the Swedish educational system works and educates its pupils in a way tha...

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WEDU's Florida This Week looks at the battle over medicaid expansion, Amendment 1 funds, and same-sex adoption

04/06/15 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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Tags: Florida This Week, State budget, Florida Legislative Session, Amendment 1, Land Acquisition, Medicaid, Larry Ahern, Daniel Raulerson, Arthenia Joyner, Dwight Dudley, wmnf, Rob Lorei

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We listen to last Friday's Florida This Week, a political talk show on WEDU moderated by Radioactivity host Rob Lorei. This episode includes a spirited debate on 4 billion dollar gap between the proposed budgets of the Florida House and Senate, and at the center of the battle is medicaid expansion that would bridge the coverage gap for 800,000 low-income Floridians. Money for land acquisition has been upped by 35 million but still fall short of expectations of many Amendment 1 supporters. We ...

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Recent food science discovery cuts calories in rice by half, and the chemistry behind healthy leftovers

04/06/15 Rob Lorei
Sustainable Living and Alternative Health
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Tags: Rice, Food Science, nutrition, Eve Prang Plews, Washington Post, Rob Lorei, wmnf

Last week The Washington Post reported on a method of cooking rice that reduces calories in the food by 50 percent. Scientists from Sri Lanka discovered that adding a fat to the rice as it cooks and then cooling the rice over night makes the starch in rice (which turns into sugar) less absorbable, resulting in less calories. Nutritionist Eve ...

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Move to Amend rallies for full disclosure of political contributions by corporations

04/02/15 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Tags: Move To Amend, obama, corporations, political contributions, Rae Claire Johnson, Ted Cruz, New York Times, wmnf, Rob Lorei

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Today political advocacy group Move to Amend will be holding a nationwide series of rallies calling for President Obama to sign an executive order requiring full disclosure of political contributions from corporations. We talk to Rae Claire Johnson of Move to Amend Pinellas on how corporate involvement in politics can pose conflicts of interests and the benefits of greater transparency regarding corporate donations.[The group will be holding a rally tonight](https://movetoamend.org/fl-st-pete...

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Interactive art exhibit gives voice to Polish children of WWII, and Indiana governor defends Religious Freedom Law listen

03/31/15 Rob Lorei
MidPoint with WMNF News Tuesday
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Tags: Wojtek Sawa, Poland, WWII, The Wall Speak- Voices of the Unheard, Interactive Art, Multimedia, The Florida Holocaust Museum, Nazi Germnay, Soviet Union, Indiana, Religious Freedom Restoration Act, George Stephanopoulos, Mike Pence, LGBT, wmnf, Rob Lorei

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Today on Radioactivity we talk with Wojtek Sawa, a Polish-born visual artist based out of Sarasota. Sawa is the the author of The Wall Speaks - Voices of the Unheard, an interactive multimedia exhibit currently on display at The Florida Holocaust Museum. The exhibit tells the story of the Polish experience of World War II, of a country that at one point was simultaneous besieged by Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union. Like many Polish families, Sawa's was personally affected by the war; His f...

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Columnist Paula Dockery and State Senator Greg Evers address issues facing the State Prison System

03/31/15 Rob Lorei
MidPoint with WMNF News Tuesday
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Tags: Florida, prison, Department of Corrections, privatization, Paula Dockery, Greg Evers, wmnf

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Hosting today's talk portion of Midpoint is Paula Dockery, a former state senator from Lakeland and syndicated columnist whose work appears in 22 Florida papers each week. Today she takes on the state prison system. Joining the discussion is State Senator and Chair of the Senate Criminal Justice Committee Greg Evers. Together they discuss prison privatization,high leadership turnover, reports of corruption and a string of brutal inmate deaths that have plagued the system.

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