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Eckerd College media director shares experiences from recent trip to Cuba with economics students.

01/31/15 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)

Tags: Tom Scherberger, Eckerd College, Cuba, Peter Hammerschmidt, economics

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Tom Scherberger, journalist and director of media relations for Eckerd College, shares his experiences from a recent two week trip to Cuba, tagging along with Economics Professor Peter Hammerschmidt and 18 students as part of an educational trip to learn about the island's economy.

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Florida Republican State Senator Jeff Brandes "cautiously optimistic" about medical marijuana bill

01/30/15 Janelle Irwin
News @ Noon Friday
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Tags: Jeff Brandes, Ben Pollara, United for Care, medical marijuana, Amendment 2

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Early this week State Senator Jeff Brandes from St. Pete filed a broad medical marijuana bill that would legalize the drug for medical use for patients with a bunch of different ailments. Those include things like ALS, AIDS and HIV, seizures, cancer and more broad areas like chronic pain. The move may have shocked some people. That's because Brandes is a Republican. He and many in his party lobbied hard against a medical marijuana amendment that would have similarly allowed the medical use of...

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WBAI's Exploration science program with Dr. Michio Kaku

01/30/15 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)

Tags: Michio Kaku, WBAI, astrophysics, science fiction

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Today we air an episode of Exploration, a science program from New York's WBAI public radio station, with host Dr. Michio Kaku. Kaku is a theoretical physics professor at the City College of New York and one of the co-founders of "string field theory". His show Exploration touches on topics such as astrophysics, technology,futurism and science fiction.

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Retired United Nations peacekeeper reflects on the Rwandan genocide listen

01/29/15 Gwyneth Dunsford
News @ Noon Thursday
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Tags: Rwanda, genocide, United Nations, Foreign Policy

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TAMPA - On Wednesday, retired United Nations peacekeeper Romeo Dallaire spoke to University of Tampa students about the Rwandan genocide.

In 1994, the former Canadian general commanded the United Nations’ peace keeping mission in the small, east African country. That summer, Rwandans turned on their neighbors and armed militias from the Hutu tribe massacred the Tutsi minority. By the end of the conflict, up to million Rwandans were dead.

Now, Dallaire shares his reflections about Unit...

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Trying to measure what a drugged driver is listen

01/29/15 Mitch E. Perry
News @ Noon Thursday
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Barry K. Logan is the Vice President of Forensic Science Initiatives and Chief of Forensic Toxicology, NMS Labs in Pennsylvania. He's done extensive work on the impact of changing of marijuana laws on impaired driving, and came on the program to talk about his research.

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Radioactivity airs an episode of The Ralph Nader Radio Hour listen

01/28/15 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Tags: Greg LeRoy, Good Jobs First, Ralph Nader, Steve Skrovan, David Feldman

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We air an episode of KPFK's Ralph Nader Radio Hour, hosted by attorney and consumer rights advocate Ralph Nader, and co-hosted by Steve Skrovan and David Feldman. On this episode they interview Greg LeRoy of Good Jobs First, a resource center for anyone seeking information on development deals made with taxpayer money. Nader then gives his review of the president's state of the union address.

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St. Pete police chief and mayor want a social contract with the community listen

01/28/15 Samuel Johnson
News @ Noon Wednesday
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Tags: Saint Petersburg, Gibbs High School, Rick Krisemand, Anthony Holloway, police, law enforcement, profiling

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St. Petersburg police are asking residents to help find solutions to the department’s image problems. Tuesday night at Gibbs High School in south St. Pete, citizens and police officers chatted about ways to make the police presence feel more responsive in the community.

It started with an address, first from Chief of Police Anthony Holloway, then the mayor, Rick Kriseman. The chief...

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Montana's alternative food movement, a NOVA documentary on sinkholes, and a film about the child welfare system on today's Radioactivity

01/27/15 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Tags: Liz Carlisle, Lentil Underground, farming, industrial agriculture, PBS NOVA, sinkholes, Byron Anderson, Tampa Theater, Tough Love, children, welfare system, Yvonne Marrone, Robin Rosenberg

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We interview Liz Carlisle, fellow at UC Berkeley’s Center for Diversified Farming Systems and author of * The Lentil Underground*.A book Carlisle calls a "long form country song" for a growing food movement based out of Montana and centered around farming legumes,the lentil underground seeks to break free from industrial agricultural practices such as monoculture farming and heavy pesticide and fertilizer use.

Tomorrow night, PBS will be airing a NOVA episode on the growing prevalence of ...

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Former Zionist now critical of Israel's actions towards Palestinians, and the scientific march towards morality.

01/26/15 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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Tags: Michael Shermer, The Moral Arc, Tzvia Thier, Israel, Zionism, Palestine, Howard Simon

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Science or religion: which is responsible leading us into a more moral world? Today we speak with Michael Shermer who argues in his new book,The Moral Arc: How Science and Reason Lead Humanity Toward Truth, Justice and Freedom, that we are living in the most moral times in history. Shermer is a professor at Chapman University as well as the founding editor of Skeptic Magazine and columnist for American Scientist. We then speak with Tzvia Thier, a woman born amidst the Holocaust in Romani...

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A debate on concealed weapons on Florida's college campuses.

01/24/15 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)

Tags: gun control, Criminal Justice Sub Commitee, Florida State, FSU, Bill Bunting, Marjorie Sanfilippo

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Today's guests on Radioactivity debate whether guns should be allowed on Florida's college campuses. The Florida House Criminal Justice Subcommittee has a approved a bill that would lift the ban of licensed concealed firearms on college and university properties. This comes nearly two months after a gunman shot 3 students at Florida State University's Strozier Library before local police shot him dead . Arguing in favor of the bill is Bill Bunting, who is the Second Amendment Chair with the F...

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