News & Public Affairs02/26/15 Seán Kinane
MidPoint with WMNF News Friday
On Wednesday a pioneering researcher -- known as the "Shark Lady" -- who broke glass ceilings as a woman in science died in Sarasota, Florida.
Dr. Eugenie Clark founded the lab that would become Mote Marine Laboratory and inspired many people, especially women, to study science. She died at age 92 due to complications from battling lung cancer.
WMNF News' Seán Kinane spoke with one of Clark’s colleagues, Dr. Robert Hueter, Director of the Center for Shark Research at Mote Marine Laborat...Be the first to comment
02/26/15 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday) Listen to this entire show:
Today Radioactivity airs an episode of Exploration from New York City's WBAI public radio station and hosted by theoretical physicist and co-founder of "String theory" Dr. Michio Kaku. The program touches on scientific topic such as astrophysics, technology, recent scientific advances and topics from science fiction such as the future of time travel and extra-terrestrial life.
Dr. Kaku talks with James C. Oskins and Michael H. Maggelet, both who are retired from the U.S. nuclear weapons ...Be the first to comment
02/25/15 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday) Listen to this entire show:
Project Censored is a media literacy and education initiative started in 1976 that has since expanded to over 2 dozen universities in the U.S. It is known for its yearly anthology of over looked news stories.
On this episode of the associated radio show, hosted by Mickey Huff, several public health issues and misconceptions are addressed. Journalist and science writer Peter Byrne explains the ineffectiveness of current treatment methods for breast cancer. He uses Marin county, an affluent ...Be the first to comment
02/25/15 Samuel Johnson
MidPoint with WMNF News Wednesday Listen to this entire show:
The advocacy group, Environment Florida, exposes top water polluters and the influence of dark money flowing into Florida in a report released today. The revelations impact local, state and federal policy makers.
On the steps of the St. Petersburg City Hall Tuesday, politicians and members of environmental organizations gathered to raise awareness of the importance of keeping the federal Clean Water Act in place.. According to the [report](http://www.environmentflorida.org/reports/fle/poll...Be the first to comment
02/24/15 Seán Kinane
MidPoint with WMNF News Tuesday Listen to this entire show:
Some adjunct instructors will walk out of class Wednesday at noon at USF. The rally is part of a nationwide walkout called National Adjunct Walkout Day where adjunct instructors are protesting the fact that they don’t get the same full-time pay or benefits as their tenure-track colleagues. WMNF News interviewed Cole Bellamy. He has a Master of Fine Arts degree in creative writing and is an adjunct instructor of Eng...Be the first to comment
02/24/15 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday) Listen to this entire show:
Today Radioactivity airs the latest episode of KPFK's Ralph Nader Radio Hour. Nader conducts a fascinating interview with pacifist Frances Crowe, who has been objecting war since the nuclear bombings of Nagasaki and Hiroshimi in World War II. During the Vietnam war she helped thousands register as conscious objectors of war and refused to pay war taxes since the beginning of the Iraq War. Her activism and civil disobedience has led to her arrest many times, although not enough, in her own wor...Be the first to comment
02/23/15 Seán Kinane
MidPoint with WMNF News Monday Listen to this entire show:
Last Wednesday the Hillsborough County Commission voted to support, in principle, moving forward with a high-speed ferry project in Tampa Bay.
The proposed ferry would link commuters in the south county with jobs at MacDill Air Force Base. In off-peak hours it could connect downtown Tampa with downtown St. Petersburg or other areas.
Taxpayers would be on the hook for capital outlays of the pr...Be the first to comment
02/23/15 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday) Listen to this entire show:
Today on Radioactivity we talk about a solar energy ballot initiative whose supporters run the political gamut. Over the last month, The Floridians of Solar Choice petition drive has garnered over 100,000 signatures to add an initiative onto the 2016 ballot that would allow Florida businesses and residents to sell solar power to a third party.Conservatives for Energy Freedom's Tory Perfetti and Susan Glickman of Southern Alliance for Clean Energy join us to talk about their work for the initi...Be the first to comment
02/21/15 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
Yesterday The St. Petersburg City Council discussed the Tampa Bay Ray's future in St.Pete, tentatively deciding to look further into the team's economic impact for the city. Journalist Stephen Nohlgren has been covering the story for the Tampa Bay Times and today he joins us to explain the possibility of the team's departure, and what would happen to the large swath of property the Tropicana field currently resides on.Be the first to comment
Artist Nick Cave Brings Heard to Lights on Tampa; William Downs & George Long Create Chaos at Tempus Projects.02/20/15
Art In Your Ear Listen to this entire show:
Nick Cave (artist, not singer) is a Chicago based artist who combines movement with sculptural costumes and music, has brought his team, Bob Faust and William Gill, to recreate and update Heard at the Lights on Tampaart festival.
Tempus Projects shows the next great art, whether home grown or imported from Atlanta. William Downs and George Long are intensely collaborating on the...Be the first to comment