Science Café in St. Petersburg looks at the effect of plastic pollution on our oceans and Elizabeth Warren's new book explores fighting poverty

05/20/14 Robert Lorei
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Tags: SciCafe series, Howard Rutherford, Senator Elizabeth Warren


The issue of marine debris was recently highlighted during the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. At which time, large pieces of trash identified by satellites where mistaken as plane wreckage. Tonight at the Dali Museum in St. Petersburg- there will be a discussion about local, regional and national initiatives underway aimed at reducing the amount of trash adrift in the ocean that impacts sealife. It’s part of the SciCafe series of public discussions about science. That have been taking place in St. Petersburg for several years.

Today on Radioactivity, Rob Lorei speaks with Howard Rutherford Director of Development, College of Marine Science at the University of South Florida- who has been organizing the science cafes for the past several years.

Event Info:

When: 6 - 7:30pm Tuesday, May 20 Doors will open at 6:00pm for social time, discussion- 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Where: The Dali Museum, Raymond James Community Room One Dali Blvd, St. Petersburg

Moderator: Rob Lorei, News Director WMNF 88.5 community radio


• Kim Albins, Gulf of Mexico Regional Coordinator- NOAA Marine Debris Program

• Mike Connors, City of St. Petersburg Public Works Administrator, Recycling Initiative

• Robert Hardy, University of South Florida College of Marine Science, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

For more info call (727) 803-9799 ext. 206 or by email at

Later on the show Rob, airs an interview with Senator Elizabeth Warren who’s written a new book about climbing out of poverty.

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