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WEDU's Florida This Week tackles healthcare, state budget, and abortion waiting period

06/22/15 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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Tags: Florida This Week, WEDU, State budget, healthcare, coverage gap, Medicaid expansion, Bill Bunting, Patrick Mantaiga, Ernest Hooper, Mike Deeson, Paula Dockery, Alex Sink, wmnf, Rob Lorei

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Today we listen to clips from the last couple weeks of WEDU''s Florida This Week, a political talk show moderated by Radioactivity host Rob Lorei. We first look at an discussion with Pasco Committeeman Bill Bunting, La Gaceta Editor Patrick Mantaiga, Tampa Bay Times Columnist Ernest Hopper, 10 News investigative reporter Mike Deeson, over the Republican opposition to medicaid expansion for uninsured Floridians and a bill that would require women to wait 24 hours before getting an abortion. ...

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Florida This Week looks at senate bill on healthcare, Gov.Scott's economic summit, and land-buying for conservation listen

06/08/15 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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Tags: healthcare, Florida Senate, Florida This Week, Rick Scott, Daniel Ruth, Keith Fitzgerald, Adam Goodman, Susan Macmanus, WEDU, wmnf, Rob Lorei

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On today's show we listen to the latest episode of WEDU's Florida this week, a political panel discussion moderated by Radioactivity host Rob Lorei. We look at the recent bill passed by the senate last week during the special session, which would allocate billions of dollars to health insurance for over half a million Floridians. Gov. Rick Scott and House Republicans remain steadfast in their opposition to accepting federal money to expand healthcare.

We also look at an economic summit h...

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WEDU's Florida This Week, and Hillsborough drafts ordinance on wage theft listen

05/18/15 Rob Lorei
MidPoint with WMNF News Monday
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Tags: WEDU, Florida This Week, Medicaid expansion, Rick Scott, ACA, obama, Patrick Mantaiga, Chris Ingram, Amy Hollyfield, Darryl Paulson, wage theft, Bruce Nissen, Jeanette Smith, Cheryl Shroeder, wmnf, Rob Lorei

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Today we listen to the latest episode of WEDU's Florida this week, moderated by Radioactivity Host Rob Lorei. The topic of discussion centers around medicaid expansion, particularly Rick Scott's refusal to accept money tied to the ACA while asking the Obama administration to expand low-income pool funding within the state. the budget chiefs of the house and senate met recently and have said they made "a fair amount of progress", but the governor has warned state agencies to prepare for a po...

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Florida This Week analyses the state legislative session, Florida environmental protection bans the term "Climate Change"

03/09/15 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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Tags: Governor Rick Scott, Medicaid expansion, LIP program, State budget, Everglades restoration, Bob Buckhorn, Darryl Paulson, Mike Fasano, Amy Hollyfield, Barry Edwards, Rob Lorei, wmnf, Florida This Week, WEDU, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, climate change, global warming, Tristram Korten

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We listen to last Friday's episode of Florida this Week, moderated by Radioactivity host Rob Lorei. The governor's state of the state address and the most contentious issues of the current legislative session are discussed by a diverse panel of political experts: Tampa Bay times politics and business managing editor Amy Hollyfield, USF St.Pete Professor Emeritus of Government Dr. Darryl Paulson, Pasco Tax Collector and former state senator Mike Fasano, and political strategist Barry Edwards. ...

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WEDU's Florida This Week discusses Florida governors past and present, and job growth led by low wage service work listen

02/16/15 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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Tags: Florida This Week, WEDU, Jeb Bush, Rick Scott, job growth

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We listen to audio from Florida This Week, a political talk show moderated by Radioactivity host Rob Lorei, that aired this pass Friday on local PBS station WEDU. Topics discussed include Jeb Bush's recent trip to Tallahassee and his record as Florida's Governor, Rick Scott's struggling approval ratings, a looming 1.3 billion shortfall in federal health care money for Florida, and the state's job growth that is comprised mostly of low-wage, service sector jobs. We then open up the phone lines...

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Florida This Week panel discussion on the governor’s race

09/30/14 Rob Lorei
Last Call Monday

Tags: Florida This Week, WEDU, Rob Lorei

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Today on Last Call, Rob Lorei airs WEDU's Florida This Week with panel Leslie Dougher Chair, Republican Party of Florida, Dr. Keith Fitzgerald Former State Legislator/Professor (Democrat), Mike Deeson, Senior Investigative Reporter 10 News and William March Political Writer, Tampa Tribune.

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Florida This Week discusses gay marriage, medical marijuana, redistricting, and the governor's race

08/12/14 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Tags: Florida This Week, WEDU, Gay Marriage, Florida Legislature

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Today on Radioactivity, Rob Lorei airs a roundtable discussion from Florida This Week about the Florida legislature meeting in a rare special session to redraw congressional district maps, the governor's race, medical marijuana and gay marriage.

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PBS Frontline airs new documentary about the failures of the Iraq war

07/29/14 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Tags: Losing Iraq, WEDU, Iraq war

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With the situation getting worse in Iraq, today on Radioactivity we’re going to take a look at how the U.S. invasion in 2003 destabilized the country and opened the doors to the conflict that is going on these today.

It’s been two-and-a-half years after the U.S. pulled out of Iraq — a conflict that is projected to cost America more than $2 trillion — Iraq is once again in crisis, with Islamic extremists gaining ground, a deepening civil war and the Obama administration being urged by s...

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Florida GOP congressional candidate's debate

01/13/14 Robert Lorei
Last Call Monday
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Tags: WEDU, Rob Lorei, GOP congressional candidate's debate

Today on the Last Call, Rob Lorei played 20 minutes of the Florida GOP congressional candidate's debate and then opened the phone lines for discussion.

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Frontline documentary investigates Wall Street trading scheme listen

01/06/14 Robert Lorei
Last Call Monday
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Tags: WEDU, Frontline, “To Catch a Trader”, Martin Smith

In New York City a trial will start in what prosecutors say is the most lucrative insider trading scheme on Wall Street of all time. The trial involves confidential information provided by two doctors about an Alzheimer’s drug that was showing poor results. But only a few insiders had access to that information.

Tomorrow PBS stations including WEDU in Tampa will air “To Catch a Trader”, a Frontline documentary that will focus on this case and how inside trading works.

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