A Stetson Law Professor Discusses President Trump’s Nominee for the Supreme Court and Women’s March Activists Planning Their Next Steps

WMNF’s Radioactivity Feb 1 2017 Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up we’ll get the perspective of a Constitutional law scholar from Stetson on President Trump’s nominee to fill the nearly year-long vacancy on the US Supreme Court. And with all the energy generated by the Women’s marches around the country two… Read more »

The Parallels Between Donald Trump and the Novel ‘It Can’t Happen Here’ on Radioactivity

Radioactivity 1 31 17 Recently several classic novels predicting a gloomy future and the possible emergence of fascism have shot up to near the top of the best seller list. The New York Times reports: “Among the novels “The Handmaid’s Tale” is among several classic dystopian novels that seem to be resonating with readers at… Read more »

Women’s Show 1/26 – Women’s March and Moving Forward

The good, the bad, the ugly… The tweets are coming like Nano-bullets and we are realizing the constitution and our government are the targets.  But no matter how much things are changing, some things remain the same.  One of the first acts was to kick the political football of the global gag rule off the… Read more »

Trump’s Inauguration and Upcoming Veterans for Common Sense Award Dinner

WMNF 88.5FM’s Radioactivity with Rob Lorei 1 -23-17 Coming up toady we’ll hear Florida This Week from this past Friday night on WEDU-TV where we talked about the inauguration of President Donald Trump. And we’re going to talk about this Saturday’s 280th birthday celebration of Founding Father Thoma Paine the author of the influential pamphlet… Read more »

Miami Beach Mayor Phil Levine talks Trump, Climate Change and Possible Run For Governor; And Listeners Weigh in on President Obama’s Record

Radioactivity 1 19 17 Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up—one of the possible candidates for Florida governor is up in Washington DC this week. He’ll join us in a moment to talk about Donald Trump, global warming and whether or not he’ll run for governor….Later I’ll ask you what you think… Read more »

From a Woman’s POV- 12/15 “Irregularities in the recent Election”

On December 15th we spoke with guest Jeanne Mirer. She practices labor and employment law in New York, and is the president of the International Association of Democratic Lawyers. She talke about irregularities in the recent presidential election and the recount. Steven Rosenfeld, attorney, a senior fellow at AlterNet covering democracy issues, updated us on election fraud…. Read more »

New book sheds light on the creative process of inventor Nikola Tesla

http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/radioactivity/~3/ClcjqyHlMhI/wmnf_161213_110617_radioactivityT1_187.MP3 By Rob Lorei Nikola Tesla died in in 1943. During his 86 years on the planet he perhaps more than any other inventor was responsible for spreading the benefits of electricity to people around the US and the world. But his life has been overshadowed by other inventors such as Thomas Edison. In the… Read more »

How Did the Framers of the Constitution Come Up with the Idea of the Electoral College?

http://sound.wmnf.org/sound/wmnf_161206_110618_radioactivityT1_187.MP3 By Rob Lorei Later this month,on December 19th,   The members of the Electoral College will meet in their individual states state and vote for President and Vice President. Later, on January 6th of next year Congress meets in Washington to count the votes.Under our Constitution we do not have a direct election for the presidency;it… Read more »

American Women’s Voting Rights: a somewhat biased timeline

We are on the verge of a historic moment. A woman could be elected to be one of the most powerful people in the world. President of the United States of America. POTUS. Hillary Clinton, a former first lady of Arkansas and the US; a former Senator, lawyer, Secretary of State, and more, could create… Read more »

Historian Charles Dew recounts growing up in St.Pete during Segregation on Radioactivity Thursday

http://sound.wmnf.org/sound/wmnf_161103_110617_radioactivityR1_191.MP3 By Rob Lorei On Radioactivity Thursday our guest was  award-winning historian Charles Dew, a professor at Williams College who teaches American History focusing on the South, Slavery, and the Civil War. He spoke about his new book, a memoir of his childhood in St. Petersburg  during Segregation, called The Making of a Racist: A Southerner… Read more »

Tampa Bay Times reporter pens new book on filipina ‘Leper Spy’ Josefina Guerrero

http://sound.wmnf.org/sound/wmnf_161011_110618_radioactivityT1_187.MP3 By Rob Lorei Our guest on Radioactivity Tuesday was Tampa Bay Times reporter Ben Montgomery who has written a new book  called The Leper Spy:The Story of an Unlikely Hero of World War II about World War II and a Filipina women named Josefina ‘Joey’ Guerrero. Guerrero  was a spy for the US in the… Read more »

Women’s Show – Florida Phosphates and the new National Museum of African American History and Culture 9/22

Have you been following the massive sinkhole – just 30 miles east of Tampa in New Wales? JACLYN LOPEZ, Florida Director, Staff Attorney, Center for Biological Diversity. Jacki thinks Florida may be beginning to wake up to its massive phosphate mining problems.  The sinkhole has already caused at least 215 million gallons of contaminated water to… Read more »

Women’s Show – Politics and “Trumpism” 9/8

To get a little historical perspective on, particularly “Trumpism,” we need to look at the far right.  Phyllis Schlafly, who died Monday, was a huge factor in the shape of the present Republican Party.  Perhaps the reason her views and her tireless organizing are not more recognized is because she was a woman.  Her battles… Read more »

Women’s Show – 20th Anniversary of Welfare Reform and “The Cruelest Prosecutor in America”

20th Anniversary of Welfare Reform This week marks the 20th anniversary of former President Bill Clinton’s welfare reform…when open-ended assistance to the needy changed to a time-limited performance based assistance. Bill Clinton said “It ended welfare as we know it.” While it has reduced the welfare rolls of the needy, the welfare to the greedy… Read more »

New book looks at 400 years of class division in America

http://sound.wmnf.org/sound/wmnf_160706_110618_radioactivityW1_189.MP3 By Rob Lorei On Radioactivity Thursday, we looked at the history of class in the United States. It’s often said that the US is a classless society, a breakaway from the strict class structure of England. But our guest, Louisiana State University history professor Nancy Isenberg, writes in her new book White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of… Read more »

Women’s Show Discusses Victory in the Supreme Court

Women’s Show Discusses Victory in the Supreme Court and GMOs Finally a Victory!  Whole Women’s Health v Hellerstedt On Monday the Supreme Court struck down Texas HB 2 , finding it imposed an undue burden on women’s constitutional rights.  Facts – finally facts over rhetoric, data over beliefs.  It has been a long time coming!  Under… Read more »

Women’s Show Discusses Recovery in Orlando and TPP

By Arlene Engelhardt How are the people in Orlando doing? With the funerals, the memorials and the press conferences, the broken threads of life need to be restored to the fabric of the living – all in all, a very difficult time.  Ida Eskamani, Equality Florida’s North and Central Florida Development Officer,will talk about the… Read more »

Hillary Makes History and the ‘Presidentalization’ of Trump-From a Woman’s POV

Photo via Flickr     On Tuesday Hillary Clinton became the first female presidential nominee. Regardless of your political stance, you must admit that her nomination, almost 8 years after the first African- American male presidency,  is pretty historic. It proves to little girls across the country that you can be who or whatever you… Read more »

Bombingham & Dynamite Hill: Birmingham Civil Rights Trail with Julie Armstrong

Dr. Julie Armstrong is in Birmingham, Alabama, her home town. She is blogging about following the official and unofficial Civil Rights trails, and here the hills are alive, walked by residents and ghosts alike. History That Counts For part of my civil rights pilgrimage, I stayed at an Airbnb in Birmingham’s College Hills neighborhood, within… Read more »

A Surprise on the Civil Rights Trail in Birmingham

Dr. Julie Armstrong is in Birmingham, Alabama, her home town. She is blogging about following the official and unofficial Civil Rights trails through a town that starkly flaunts its contradictions. She had a wonderful surprise while following the trail yesterday, which led her farther afield, and yet right back to the beginning. Beautiful Freedom Surprise… Read more »

Walking Through Birmingham – Telling its Civil Rights Stories with Julie Buckner Armstrong

How do bricks and cement store the history that have passed upon them? What happens in a town that then lingers in the air, sensed by some and refused (or refuted) by others? Dr. Julie Armstrong, Professor of English at USFSP, is a Birmingham native. The civil rights battles – both the victories and defeats –… Read more »

Women’s Show …Cuba and Immigration to the Forefront

Did you know how big of an economic contribution undocumented immigrants make to this country each year?- Let’s try $11.7 billion. In Florida alone its about $547 million. Their economic contributions are so great that we can no longer do without them. This week we will have Michelle Chen, writer for The Nation and editor… Read more »

New Documentary looks back at the 1967 Newark Riots

In 1967, two white Newark policemen arrested a black taxi-driver, John Smith, for improperly passing them. A rumor spread throughout the local black community that Smith was killed in police custody, which sparked off a 6-day riot that left 26 people dead and hundreds injured. Today we talk with two documentarians, Marylou & Jerome Bongiorno, whose… Read more »

Former CIA analyst Melvin Goodman talks American militarism, foreign policy

BY Rob Lorei National intelligence and security expert Melvin Goodman joins us today to  talk about American militarism, foreign defense policy and the information that led to the Iraq war. Goodman was an analyst for the CIA for 24 years, including 10 years as the division chief and senior analyst at the Office of Soviet Affairs…. Read more »