Demonstrators rally in Oldsmar to support the United States Postal Service

Early showers and an overcast sky cooled Tampa Road in Oldsmar as demonstrators gathered for a rally showing their support for America’s favorite federal agency. Oldsmar resident Victoria Cuevas helped organize the rally, held just outside the city’s Post Office. The 71-year-old said it the first time in her life she’d participated in anything like… Read more »

Radioactivity Wednesday: Is QAnon the future of the Republican Party?

August 19, 2020 Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. The QAnon conspiracy theory has emerged during the last three years among defenders of President Trump. It says there is a worldwide cabal of Satan-worshiping pedophiles who rule the world, essentially, and they control everything. According to Wikipedia: There is an alleged “deep state”… Read more »

District 15 candidate

Scott Franklin ends Ross Spano’s chance at second term with GOP primary victory

Embattled Republican Congress member Ross Spano will not be returning to Washington next year. Lakeland City Commissioner Scott Franklin ousted the incumbent Spano in Tuesday’s Republican primary. The District 15 seat was one of the most-watched, and hotly contested, contests of the night. Listen: Franklin’s strong showing in his home Polk County earned him the… Read more »

Trump supporters suqare off with Black Lives Matter protesters

Protesters react to Trump’s Florida trip: “Get out of Tampa”

President Trump flew to Tampa, Florida for a fundraising event last Friday afternoon with hundreds of supporters greeting him along his motorcade route to The Pelican Club in the Belleair neighborhood of Pinellas County. Attendees paid up to $100,000 for a photo op with the President. While the president is working to meet his campaign’s… Read more »

A Self-Isolating Conversation With Dr. Binoy Kampmark

The fourteen-hour time difference hardly seems to matter when you are self-isolating. Days seem to run into each other. Cable news doesn’t help, everyone is jibber-jabbering from their homes via Skype or Zoom, etc. The only slight relief from the monotonous drone of doom and gloom from the endless rotation of hostage-like videos is peering… Read more »

USF St. Pete students react to their volunteer experiences on New Hampshire presidential campaigns

Senator Bernie Sanders won the New Hampshire Democratic presidential primary on Tuesday; the second- and third-place finishers, Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar, also earned delegates with their strong performance. They had help on their campaigns from political science students from the University of South Florida at St. Petersburg. Peyton Johnson, a senior majoring in political… Read more »

The local leaders of the effort to pass the ERA; A new documentary explores the Taser related death of a South Florida teen

Radioactivity with Rob Lorei Listen Here: Or follow this link and select 12/10/19 from the drop down menu: Radioactivity: Interviews & Live Call-In The first part of this program was videotaped and put on our WMNF News Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/WMNFNews/ Intro: Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. Congress first approved the Equal Rights Amendment in… Read more »

St. Petersburg City Council candidate

St. Pete city council candidate forum at USF SP

On WMNF’s MidPoint Monday we hear from seven of the eight candidates running for St. Petersburg City Council. The audio from a League of Women Voters forum at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg on September 25, 2019. St. Petersburg’s Municipal General Elections are November 5. The deadline to register to vote is Monday,… Read more »

Columnist Paula Dockery On Radioactivity

Radioactivity with Rob Lorei Listen Here: Select 06/18/19 from the drop down menu Radioactivity: Interviews & Live Call-In Intro: Good morning, welcome to radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up—we’ll speak with a former Republican legislator who is now a political independent and a newspaper columnist. Our guest is Paula Dockery. We’re going to talk about… Read more »

Tampa Mayor’s Forum on the Arts

On Wednesday night, Tampa Mayor Jane Castor held The Mayor’s Forum on the Arts. In her opening speech, Mayor Castor committed to, “grow the arts in a very, very big way.” She stressed the need to use art within the Tampa community to incentivize curb appeal and tell the story of our unique, diverse neighborhoods,… Read more »

Rob Lorei Interviews Caroline Fredrickson, author of Democracy Fix: How to Win the Fight for Fair Rules, Fair Courts, and Fair Elections

From Radioactivity with Rob Lorei Listen here: Select Wednesday, May 29th from the drop down menu. The interview begins 30 minutes into the program. Radioactivity: Interviews & Live Call-In Read the transcript by Blannie Whelan below: Rob Lorei (Host): Our next guest today is Caroline Fredrickson, author of Democracy Fix: How to Win the Fight… Read more »

Mueller says Russia attacked our election system in 2016; Former Elections supervisor Ion Sancho says Russia likely interfered in Florida’s election

Radioactivity with Rob Lorei Listen Here (Select Wednesday, May 30th in the drop down menu): https://www.wmnf.org/events/radioactivity/ Intro: Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. In a moment we are going to take a deep dive into special counsel Robert Mueller’s public statement about the Russia investigation. We’ll hear from a former supervisor of elections… Read more »

Longtime Supporter of Green New Deal Coming to Tampa This Sunday

Radioactivity With Rob Lorei 05/29/19 Listen Here (Select Wednesday, May 29th in the drop down menu): https://www.wmnf.org/events/radioactivity/ Intro: Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity— Republican Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell yesterday said that if a Supreme Court opening occurs next year—he will hold a vote in the Senate to confirm whomever President Trump nominates. That’s in… Read more »

Full text of Mueller’s questions and President Trump’s answers from the Mueller Report

From the AP CNN has a link to the redacted Mueller Report here.  Robert Mueller’s 448-page investigative report into allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election includes 23 unredacted pages of Mueller’s written questions and Donald Trump’s written responses, the only direct exchange between the special counsel’s office and the president. Mueller’s team… Read more »