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The aftermath of food stamp cuts & New secret trade agreement that could hurt American jobs listen

11/01/13 Robrt Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Tags: food stamp cuts, Feeding America Tampa Bay, radioactivity, Rob Lorei, Communications Workers, Trans pacific partnership of America, Shane Larson

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Today on Radioactivity we discuss the food stamp cuts that go into effect today. They will affect 47 million Americans including those here in Tampa. A family of four will see their food stamp allotment cut by $36 dollars a month. The average allotment to a single person is about a $1.50 per meal.

Rob Lorei speaks with guest Debbie McCarthy who is Director of Development at Feeding America Tampa Bay. It

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Anniversary of the sinking of the Bounty and Pasco County elects democrat Amanda Murphy to state house listen

10/29/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Tags: Hurricane Sandy, The Last Voyage of the Bounty, Bounty ship, Amanda Murphy, Pasco County, Rob Lorei, wmnf, radioactivity

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Today on Radioactivity Rob Lorei looks back at one of the most destructive storms to ever hit the US; Hurricane Sandy. One year ago, the storm killed more than 100 people among the victims were some of the crew of the Bounty, a ship built in 1962 for the film Mutiny on the Bounty which was once a tourist attraction on the downtown St. Petersburg waterfront. The fifty year old boat was a re-creation of an 18th Century British naval ship- the HMS Bounty with a crew of 16 New London, Conn., hea...

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Tampa Police Chief Jane Castor Discusses TPD Plans for Upcoming Republican National Convention

04/05/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Good morning, I'm Rob Lorei. This is radioactivity. Coming up we'll talk with Tampa Police Chief Jane Castor about her department's preparations for the Republican Convention in August. We'll talk about weapons, civil liberties, the proposed Clean Zone and what lessons she's learned from previous conventions.

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Saturday NASA launch: Potential radioactive risks to an unknowing population listen

11/23/11 Doug Driscoll
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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NASA plans to launch the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity as early as Saturday. The mission will place a rover on the surface to search for signs of environmental and chemical conditions that may have supported microbial life. However, in the search for life on other planets, there may also be some risk to life right here on earth.

Curiosity will include 10.6 pounds of Plutonium 238, a relatively “hot” synthesized isotope used for propulsion and heating purposes. [Karl Grossman](http://...

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Burton Hersh on Robert F. Kennedy and J. Edgar Hoover

11/22/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Coming up today we’ll talk about the life of former FBI director J. Edgar Hoover who spent about 40 years in that job.

He headed the nation’s foremost law enforcement agency during some of the nation’s most tumultuous times- the Great Depression, World War II, The McCarthy anti-communist era, The Civil Rights Movement, the Kennedy assassination and the Vietnam War. There’s a new film in the theaters about Hoover starring Leonardo DiCaprio and directed by Clint Eastwood.

Our guest is St...

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Haitian community in Manatee County responds to earthquake tragedy

01/21/10 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Good afternoon, welcome to WMNF's Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up we'll discuss today's Supreme Court decision giving more power to corporations to influence elections. We'll also talk with some local activists who are addressing the needs of Haiti after last week's disastrous earthquake. But first some listener comments about yesterday's program, including comments about moving money out of big banks and the controversy over gay marriage.

Our first guests today are Mesack Dieudonn...

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Consumers challenge utilities to produce more clean energy

12/02/08 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Good afternoon,

Welcome to WMNF’s Radioactivity program. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up today: this week several important issues about electric utilities will be the subject of public meetings.

Later we’ll hear about the Nuclear Regulatory Commission hearings in Levy County about the proposed new nuclear plants that Florida Progress wants to build there.

But first, the Tampa City Council this Thursday takes up the issue of renewing the Tampa Electric franchise agreement. The 25-year con...

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