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Equality Florida responds to Pam Bondi's request to appeal gay marriage in Florida.

12/17/14 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)

Tags: Ed Lally, Pam Bondi, Gay Marriage, Ed Sharockman, PolitiFact


Today on Radioactivity, Ed Lally, Central Florida development and corporate manager for Equality Florida, responds to Attorney General Pam Bondi's filing of an emergency petition to extend Florida's ban on same-sex marriage past January 5, the day that Florida is expected to become the 36th state to allow gay marriage. We then speak with Aaron Sharockman from, who reveals the fact-checking website's pick for the 2014 lie of the year.

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Politifact's 2014 Lie of the year, and a counterpoint to raising the minimum wage listen

12/11/14 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Tags: PolitiFact, Angie Drobnic Holan, Michael Saltsman, Employment Policies Institute, minimum wage


Today, Politifact Editor Angie Drobnic Holan gives us a run-down on the nominees for the fact-checking website's 2014 Lie of the year, the top statements rated as false or "pants on fire" false by Politifact. This year's picks range in topic from healthcare and job growth to ISIS and Ebola. Winners will be decided by separate editor's and reader's polls. Next, we speak with Michael Saltsman, Research Director of Employment Policies Institute, a Washington-based research organization opposed...

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Affordable Care Act myths & Debbie Wasserman Schultz discusses the government shutdown listen

10/01/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Tags: Debbie Wasserman Schultz, PolitiFact, government shutdown, Angie Drobnic Holan


Today Radioactivity talks about misconceptions of health care reform and the government shutdown. Rob Lorei interviews the editor of PolitiFact, Angie Drobnic Holan about her recent article, Top 16 myths about the health care law.

Later, Rob plays his interview with Florida Congress member Debbie Wasserman Schultz on the government shutdown. Listen to the full show above.

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PolitiFact's Florida editor Angie Drobnic Holan

03/22/12 Mitch Perry
Last Call Thursday
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PolitiFact's Angie Holan Drobnic has been there since the conception of the fact-checking section of the Tampa Bay Times in 2007. A year later, it won a Pulitzer Prize.

Recently named as editor of PolitiFact Florida, Holan fielded questions regarding some of the fact-checking site's more controversial rulings - none more controversial that calling Democratic charges that House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan's proposed 2011 budget was a plan to "End Medicare."

But though those controversial...


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