Today we listen back to some key moments of last night’s Republican presidential debate that was broadcast live on CNN from the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in California, regarding topics such as religious freedom and illegal immigration . We also listen to Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders’ response to the debates before opening up the phone… Read more »
By Rob Lorei Today on Radioactivity, we look at the state of refugees that have resettled in Florida. Our guest is Patti Grogan, the head of Florida’s Refugee Services program , which helps over 5000 people annually who have arrived in the state to escape war or persecution achieve self-sufficiency. The Tampa Bay Area Refugee Task Force… Read more »
By Rob Lorei Today we listen back on the latest Florida this week from local PBS station WEDU, a political discussion show moderated by Radioactivity host Rob Lorei. This week’s panelist ( 70th district rep. Darryl Rouson, Political Consultant Adam Goodman, Former TV Reporter and Documentary filmmaker Lynn Marvin Dingfelder, New College Professor Frank Alcock) look… Read more »
During the recent special session to re-draw Congressional districts, the Florida Legislature did not end up agreeing on maps; but during the discussion there was renewed focus on how prisoners affect the population of districts and who represents communities. For example, Congress member Corrine Brown said if her district is re-drawn heading west from Jacksonville… Read more »
Harvard Law professor Lawrence Lessig has launched an exploratory campaign to run for President of the United States in 2016; his main issue is to give individual voters more power in elections by reversing the tendency of big money in elections. Each election cycle, it seems, sets a new record for campaign spending, breaking the record of… Read more »
On today’s program we speak with Florida Democratic Party strategist Steve Schale, who has signed on to the Draft Biden 2016 team. We also spoke in studio with Tom Scott, a former Hillsborough County Commissioner and Tampa City Councilman running in the Democratic primary for Hillsborough County Commission District 6 race in 2016.
On today’s Radioactivity, Host Rob Lorei speaks with Barbara Zdravecky,CEO of Planned parenthood for Southwest and Central Florida, about the controversy surrounding a series of edited videos that purportedly showed PP staff discussing the sale of aborted fetal tissue. The videos have reignited criticism of the woman’s healthcare provider. Tomorrow protests are will be held at Planned Parenthood chapters… Read more »
Today on Radioactivity, Host Rob Lorei interviews 13th District Congressman David Jolly, who makes his case for his run for the senate seat vacated by Marco Rubio as he runs for president. Jolly outlines his positions on the the Affordable Care Act, current foreign policies regarding Iran and ISIS, and Social Security. He also calls Donald… Read more »
There’s an old saying, “Be careful what you wish for.” With that venerable adage in mind, let’s reflect for a moment on the unequivocal fact that the moment Barack Obama was elected President, the loyal opposition wasted no time in feverishly going to work to denounce his every utterance, move or even the teeny tiniest… Read more »
On Midpoint, we continue to look at the candidates for the 2016 presidential campaign. This hour we listen to a speech made by Bernie Sanders to a crowd of 16,000 to 30,000 people at the Memorial Sports Arena in Los Angeles. Then we open up the phone lines for listener comments.
On today’s Radioactivity with host Rob Lorei, we listen to statements made by presidential candidates Jeb Bush, Donald Trump, and newcomer Lawrence Lessig. Jeb Bush addresses foreign policy and ISIS while Donald Trump talks about immigration, job growth, and women’s issues. Harvard Law Professor Lawrence Lessig, who is considering a presidential run, states in a… Read more »
Today we listen to latest Florida this Week, a political discussion show moderated Radioactivity host Rob Lorei. This episode’s panel ( Tampa Bay Times’ Ernest Hooper, La Gaceta Publisher Patrick Mantaiga, Political Consultant Marc Proctor, Journalist Josh Gillin) offer their perspectives on last week’s GOP debate; congresswoman Corinne Brown’s efforts to stop congressional redistricting and the… Read more »
Today on Radioactivity, host Rob Lorei airs an excerpt of last night’s Republican presidential debate then opens up the phone lines for listener perspectives on the 10 GOP candidates’ stance on foreign policy, the economy, immigration, and social issues.
Both Rob Lorei on Radioactivity at 11am, and Janelle Irwin on MidPoint at noon, will talk about the debate and take your calls. Rob promises it will be pretty funny, and something about a drinking game…
Today we listen back on the latest Florida This Week, a political discussion show on WEDU that airs Friday nights at 8:30. Moderator Rob Lorei and the panel (St. Pete Mayor Rick Kriseman, the Tampa bay Times’ Steve Bousquet, Republican Bill Bunting and USF Political Science Professor Susan MacManus) discuss the sudden decision by the Florida Senate to… Read more »
Last night, dozens of Bernie Sanders supporters gathered at Atwater’s Best Barbeque in south St.Pete to hear the Vermont senator make his case for the presidency via streaming video.The gathering was a part of major grassroots effort to mobilize his base and attract new supporters. It was one of more than 3000 independent watching parties across… Read more »
Today we listen back on the latest Florida this Week, a political discussion show moderated by Radioactivity host Rob Lorei. On this episode we look at the rekindled ties between the US and Cuba, what’s up with David Jolly’s district seat as he runs for Senate, and recent remarks made by Jeb Bush at a… Read more »
On Radioactivity Host Rob Lorei talks with Jillian Stein, a physician from Massachusetts who is running for the 2016 Green Party Nomination for the Presidency. She ran for president once before for the Green Party in 2012 and for the Massachusetts governor’s chair in 2002 and 2010. In her last presidential run, she was endorsed… Read more »
State Rep. Dwight Dudley (D-St. Petersburg) is proposing an independent, bipartisan redistricting commission to draw Florida’s new Congressional district lines instead of the Republican-controlled state legislature. It’s in response to Thursday’s ruling by the state Supreme Court that the boundaries drawn by legislators were unconstitutional because they favored incumbents and Republicans. Dudley told WMNF there… Read more »
Interview with Lateresa Jones, candidate for U.S. Senate in Florida
The Fairness Doctrine with Jennifer Sullivan addresses corporate money in political campaigning
Group says Koch Brothers are close with Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio and Rick Scott
Why was voter turn out the lowest it had been in 72 years?
Rob Lorei speaks to Alan Cohn a former investigative TV reporter who ran for Florida’s 15th Congressional District seat in this month’s mid-term election.
Charlie Crist won’t be Florida governor. He lost to incumbent governor Rick Scott in a tight, neck and neck race.