On Today’s Radioactivity we look back in history to the founding of Tampa. Rodney Kite-Powell, Director of the Tampa Bay History Center’s Touchton Map Library, joins us to talk about the military outpost that preceded the city, Fort Brooke, that was located in what is now Downtown Tampa. Established in 1824 along the mouth of Hillsborough… Read more »
Roe vs Wade was a hot topic on From a Woman’s POV this week. The war on a woman’s right to choose continues. The Florida House Criminal Justice Subcommittee voted 8-3 on the “Florida for Life Act” or HB865. If made law, it will ban all abortions with the exception of the health and… Read more »
By Rob Lorei Today we are have an interview with Molly McCartney, a veteran journalist and author of America’s War Machine: Vested Interests, Endless Conflicts, a book she co-wrote with her late husband, journalist James McCartney, about the growth and power of the military industrial complex since the Cold War. Today she talks us through the mechanisms… Read more »
By Rob Lorei Today we talk with the author of a new book that makes some explosive allegations about Allen Dulles, the Director of the CIA throughout the 1950’s. The Devil’s Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA and the Rise of America’s Secret Government links Dulles to Nazi officials, the overthrow of governments in Iran and Guatemala, and the Kennedy… Read more »
This week the Florida Senate approved a rule change that would remove the confederate battle flag from the chamber’s seal; but that effort to get rid of the controversial symbol embraced by racists like the suspect who killed several people in a Charleston Church is itself getting push-back from a Wesley Chapel man. During public… Read more »
Today on Radioactivity, we are joined by Ray Locker, USA Today Enterprise editor and former reporter for the Tampa Tribune, about his newest book Nixon’s Gamble. In the book, Locker looks at how the Nixon administration created a secret new national security power structure that undermined U.S. policy and values and still affects Washington today.
50 years ago, sociologist and Assistant Secretary of Labor Daniel Patrick Moynihan released a report that attempted to explain the roots of black poverty. the Moynihan report, as it came to be known, pointed at female-led single parent family structures, weak male leadership, and pathological criminality caused by the psycho-social impacts of slavery as factors… Read more »
By Rob Lorei Today on Radioactivity, we talk about the network of American military bases that span the globe. Host Rob Lorei speaks with David Vine, Anthropology Professor at American University and Author of Base Nation:How U.S. Military Bases Abroad Harm America and the World, which uncovers the financial and human cost of these bases. Vine… Read more »
Today on Radioactivity, Host Rob Lorei speaks with photojournalist Bob Fletcher, who photographed the struggles of the civil rights movement in Mississippi during the 1960s. Fletcher, a native of Detroit, moved to Mississippi to after facing arrest for photographing a protest in New York City. While in Mississippi, He became affiliated with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC),… Read more »
A scholar looks at some of the common misconceptions about the US Civil war
Florida Historian says confederate inspired state flag needs to go
Despite public outcry, confederate history group will continue to fly flag in Hillsborough
Radioactivity airs speech by American History Professor and author Howard Zinn
Florida This Week speaks with combat veterans from WWII to Iraq War
Project Censored commemorates 45th anniversary of the Kent State University shootings
History Professor Christian Appy discusses the skewed legacy of the Vietnam War
Law Professor and Author Ian Haney Lopez explains racial codewords and “dog-whistle” politics
History and public affairs professor discuss LBJ and the legacy of the Great Society
Radioactivity takes a look back at the life of Mario Cuomo, former Governor of New York `
Are we experiencing a new age of robber barrons? A Bill Moyers interview with Historian Steve Fraser
Because of America’s role in the history of slavery, many people think the U.S. has a responsibility to repay those who are still being affected by this centuries-long legacy.
How long will Tampa have two newspapers and what are the implications of that?
discussion of the film Citizen Kane and Orson Welles
discussion of the film Casablanca
A discussion of the America Dream in modern times, Civil Rights Act of 1964, unaccompanied children and immigration policy.