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Florida history professor recounts black migration from Florida in early 20th century listen

04/20/15 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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Tags: Gary Mormino, black history, Florida history, Great Migration, USF st.petersburg, Marco Rubio, Medicaid, wmnf, Rob Lorei

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Today on Radioactivity our guest is Gary Mormino, the Frank Duckwall history professor emeritus at USF St. Petersburg and author of several books on Florida History. He talks to us about the Great Migration in Florida, a period starting right before World War I until the early 1920's when over a million African American workers fled the state for the Northeast and Midwest states. This is was part of a larger exodus of millions of southern blacks seeking to escape low wages and racial discrimi...

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5 years later, effects from the BP oil spill still felt in the Gulf today

04/17/15 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)

Tags: BP oil spill, pollution, Gulf of Mexico, Raleigh Hoke, Gulf Restoration Network, wmnf, Rob Lorei

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Monday is the 5th anniversary of the BP oil spill that devastated The Gulf of Mexico's ecosystems and the coastal economies that depended on them. Raleigh Hoke of the Gulf Restoration Network, an environmental coalition focused on the continued clean-up of the Gulf, says that despite what BP would like the public to think, there are still lingering effects of the oil spill on the Gulf waters today. The Network will be organizing a series of protests and events over the weekend leading up to t...

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Former senator Bob Graham and independent journalists claim Saudi ties to Sept.11 attacks listen

04/17/15 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Tags: September 11, Saudi Arabia, Bob Graham, terrorism, Russ Baker, investigative journalism, wmnf, Rob Lorei

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This week the New York times reported on former Florida Senator Bob Graham's pursuit to reveal Saudi Arabia's link to the 9/11 hijackers. Graham has called for the federal government to make public 28 classified pages of the 9/11 commission report, which he claims conceals a tie between the hijackers and a Saudi family that hastily left their Sarasota home days before ...

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War tax refusers redirect money to civil improvement, and corporations that pay next to nothing in taxes listen

04/15/15 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Tags: taxes, Bill Ramsey, war tax refuser, Conscience and Military Tax Campaign Escrow Fund, tax avoidance, Taxes are for Suckers, wmnf, Rob Lorei

On this April 15 edition of Radioactivity, we talk about taxes.

Bill Ramsey is an anti-war activist and war tax refuser, one who rejects paying the federal income tax in protest of the use of those funds in military and war efforts . He has participated in peace and social justice movements since the Vietnam War. He has resisted the war tax for just as long, an act that had once landed him in jail for 30 days. Today he works for [Conscience and Military Tax Campaign Escrow Fund](http://n...

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New pesticides pose risks to environment and farmworkers

04/15/15 Rob Lorei
MidPoint with WMNF News Wednesday
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Tags: Jeannie Economos, Farmworker Association of Florida, Round-up, Paladin, Methyl Bromide, National Pesticide Forum, wmnf, Rob Lorei

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Jeannie Economos, pesticide safety coordinator for the Farmworker Association of Florida, discusses the environmental and health effects of heavy pesticides in agriculture and residential use. Economos names herbicide glyphosate, commercially known as Roundup, as a particularly toxic offender that has been linked to groundwater contamination and health problems in humans. She also points out new fumigant Paladin, which contains ozone-depleting chemical Methyl Bromide, that has led to [numerou...

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Author Valerie Sperling discuss the sexuality and gender politics of Vladimir Putin's regime

04/14/15 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Tags: Vladimir Putin, Russia, gender, Feminism, homophobia, Valerie Sperling, Clark University, Thom Hartmann, Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, corruption, police brutality, wmnf, Rob Lorei

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Today we speak with Clark University political science professor Valerie Sperling. She is the author of Sex, Politics, and Putin, which explores the gender politics of Vladimir Putin's reign in Russia and how he leverages stereotypical concepts of masculinity to legitimize his power. This includes images of Putin as a rugged outdoorsman, a fearless firefighter, and object of adoration...

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Florida this Week discusses Gov. Scott's position swap on Medicaid, online voter registration, and reproductive choice listen

04/13/15 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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Tags: Florida This Week, Medicaid expansion, Rick Scott, Detzner, Voter Registration, abortion, wmnf, Rob Lorei

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Florida This Week is a panel-style political talk show that airs Friday nights on local PBS station WEDU and is moderated by Radioactivity host Rob Lorei. Today we look at several recent events occurring in the state Legislature, including Rick Scott's about-face on medicaid expansion, Secretary of State Ken Detzner's apprehension towards online voter registration, and a bill that would require women to wait 24 hours before getting an abortion.

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Young Invincibles group advocate for over 300,000 millennials in the healh care coverage gap

04/10/15 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Tags: healthcare, coverage gap, Medicaid, millennial, Young Invincibles, Christina Rivera, wmnf, Rob Lorei

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The 2015 Florida Legislative Session is ending in less than a month and the State Senate and House are still at odds on a state budget, namely a 2 billion dollar expansion of medicaid that would help hospitals cover over 800,000 working poor. According to a report by advocacy groups Young Invincible and Florida CHAIN , over a third of those in the coverage gap are millennials, people between the ages of 18-34. Joining us to discuss how the medicaid expansion effects young Floridians is Christ...

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Journalist Tony Ortega talks about his coverage of The Church of Scientology in HBO doc "Going Clear"

04/09/15 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Tags: scientology, L. Ron Hubbard, human rights abuses, Tony Ortega, Going Clear, HBO, Alex Gibney, wmnf, Rob Lorei

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A couple of weeks ago HBO premiered the documentary Going Clear, directed by Alex Gibney, which delves into the history of the Church of Scientology and the life of its founder L. Ron Hubbard, as well as allegations of human rights abuses by the church from former members. The church, whose spiritual headquarters are in Clearwater, has vehemently condemned the film in [this film rebuttal](http://www.freedommag.org/hbo/videos/exterminating-gi...

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The Fairness Doctrine with Jennifer Sullivan, and the threat of fishing pirates in the Gulf of Mexico

04/08/15 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Tags: Fairness Doctrine, Jennifer Sullivan, measles, vaccinations, Alan Phillips, illegal fishing, pirates, Gulf of Mexico, William Ward, Roly Marante, Juilo Fuentes, Jason Delacruz, wmnf, Rob Lorei

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We have the April edition of The Fairness Docrtine, a debate-styled talk show hosted and Jennifer Sullivan. Today's episode tackles the timely topic of mandatory vaccinations, which has garnered a lot of buzz since an recent outbreak of measles late last year in California. In many states vaccinations are mandatory for all school age children but some parents can refuse through medical ,religious, or personal belief exemptions (Florida allows Medical and Religious Exemptions only). Since the ...

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