Campaign finance reform group to stage sit-in at the US capitol

http://sound.wmnf.org/sound/wmnf_160401_110617_radioactivityF1_337.MP3 By Rob Lorei On Friday’s Radioactivity, after waiting for him to recover from his unfortunate care accident in Philly (contact this Philadelphia car accident attorney if you were also part of this last weekends car pileup on I80) we are joined by Rae Claire Johnson, Florida Coordinator for the Democracy Spring March, which will start in… Read more »

Florida This week debates lifting the Cuban embargo; New group wants a constitutional amendment that will overturn Citizens United

http://sound.wmnf.org/sound/wmnf_160328_110618_radioactivityM1_348.MP3   Today on Radioactivity we listen to a special edition of Florida This Week, a political talk show from WEDU, on the U.S. policy toward Cuba. Last week President Obama made a historical visit to Cuba, the first by a sitting US president in over 80 years. During his visit, Obama called for the end… Read more »

Former health insurance executives talks about the influence of big money in politics

By Rob Lorei  Our guest on Radioactivity  is Wendell Potter, a former health insurance executive. He’s author of Deadly Spin and is a regular contributor for the Huffington Post and HealthInsurance.org.  Today, on the 6th anniversary of the Affordable Care Act being signed into law , Potter talks about Obamacare, Big Money in politics and  His new… Read more »

Women’s Show discusses birth, death and taxes… 1/28

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 »

Obesity scientist says modern diet needs less sugar; Rep. David Jolly ditches personal fundraising

By Rob Lorei There is no question that more Americans suffer from obesity and related illness than ever before, but what is the solution? Dr. Robert Lustig,  Director of a Childhood Obesity Program at University of California, says the main factor in our unhealthy diet is sugar, particularly sugar that is added by food companies…. Read more »

Best Books from 2015 according to From a Woman’s POV

We had several authors chat with us on the show this year and Arlene has compiled a list of her favorites. They’re listed below in alphabetical order:     Cynthia Barnett, Rain: A Natural and Cultural History. Crown. Like the air we breathe and the earth we walk, rain is elemental. We accept it as… Read more »

Human rights activist speaks out against Columbian paramilitary training in the US

On Midpoint Wednesday, Host Rob Lorei speaks with Deborah Barros Fince, a Columbian Attorney, artist and human rights advocate for the Wayuu , an indigenous ethnic group in Columbia and Venezeula. In 2004, Fince witnessed a massacre of 12 Wayuu people by paramilitary forces in Bahía Portete, Columbia. She is a critic of the School of the Americas,… Read more »

Salon.com Founder David Talbot talks about his newest book on former CIA director Allen Dulles

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 »

How schools should discipline problem students; Koch brothers’ image make-over

By Rob Lorei A video depicting a South Carolina school resource officer slamming a female student to the ground last week has triggered a national conversation on how educators should handled troubled students. Joining in the conversation with us today are Joe Rutherford and Roaya Tyson from Grace Point, a mental health clinic in Tampa… Read more »

Public employee union leader blasts corporate tax-dodgers

By Rob Lorei This Saturday the fifth annual St.Petersburg Science festival will be held from 10 am to 4 pm on the Bayboro waterfront at the USF St.Petersburg campus. One of the festival’s organizers,E. Howard Rutherford from USF St.Pete’s College of Marine Science, joins us  to talk about the festival that aims to engage children… Read more »

Radioactivity talks with Pay 2 Play director about new doc on money in politics

Today on Radioactivity, Host Rob Lorei speaks with John Ennis, director of Pay 2 Play, a documentary about the influence of monied interests in politics. several influential political figures will appear in the film such as Lawrence Lessig, Thom Hartmann, Noam Chomsky, Van Jones, and Marianne Williamson . It will be shown this Friday night at… Read more »

2015 ALEC meeting in San Diego will include 7 Florida Lawmakers

The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) will be convening in San Diego for their annual meeting this week . ALEC is a non-profit status  organization of conservative lawmakers and corporate lobbyists who get together to draft legislation, often behind closed-doors, as this report from Atlanta exposes, and often dodging state open records laws. Among the attendees… Read more »