Libertarian Party Presidential Contender Live on Radioactivity

http://sound.wmnf.org/sound/wmnf_160219_110620_radioactivityF1_337.MP3 By Rob Lorei On Friday’s Radioactivity, Host Rob Lorei was joined by one of the top candidates for the Libertarian Party presidential nomination, Austin Peterson. The Libertarian party is one of the most successful third parties when considering the number of votes and number of candidates running for public office. Well-known libertarians include politicians… Read more »

World Affairs conference in St.Pete; Adam Smith’s exclusive interview with Donald Trump

http://sound.wmnf.org/sound/wmnf_160216_110618_radioactivityT1_187.MP3 By Rob Lorei Our first guest on Radioactivity is  former radio journalist Diane Seligsohn, who is commitee chair of the St.Petersburg Conference on World Affairs, which feature panels with  diplomats, military, media, and academic experts discussing urgent matters in world politics such as the refugee crisis, universal healthcare, and diplomatic relations with Cuba and Venezuela…. Read more »

Florida This Week; Perspectives on latest Democratic debate

By Rob Lorei Today on radioactivity we listen to the latest  Florida this week, a news and public affairs show moderated by Rob Lorei that airs every Friday night at 8:30 on local PBS station WEDU. This week’s panel offers political insights on the biggest political issues in Florida: Gov. Rick Scott call for a… Read more »

Radioactivity listeners chime in on Thursday’s GOP debate.

BY Rob Lorei On today’s Radioactivity, we open up the phone lines to listener  comments on Thursday’s GOP debate from Charleston, South Carolina. Highlights from last night’s discourse include criticism of President Obama’s handle on gun control and a dispute between  Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Donald Trump regarding Cruz’s eligibility to run due his birthplace in Canada…. Read more »

Women’s Show discusses SOTU – Guantanamo?…TPP?…1/14

https://www.flickr.com/photos/donkeyhotey/10734398214 Did you hear the SOTU Tuesday night?  Powerful words.  However, although President Obama has promised for the last 7 years that he would close Guantanamo, he has not; even though he has executive power to do so. Medea Benjamin, Co-founder of Code Pink and Global Exchange, discussed Guantanamo, Syria, drones, and Code Pink’s new… Read more »

Women Discuss Climate Change Through The Lens Of Their Lives

There has been a lot of talk about the recent COP 21 agreement in Paris, where almost 200 countries came together and agreed to cut emissions and the global temperature to under 2  degrees Celsius. We thought it would be great idea for us to speak with Dipti Bhatnagar , climate justice and energy coordinator… Read more »

Veteran journalist Molly McCartney on the growth of the defense industry

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 »

Women’s Show on “Standing Up to Terrorism” 12/3

With the recent Paris attack, terrorism is in all of our minds…..  Congress seems to be obsessed with the dangers from Syrian widows and orphans.  Women throughout this country are in daily fear when they go to their neighborhood Planned Parenthood Clinic.  Domestic terrorism has been a problem for a very long time.  Anthrax?  The… Read more »

Florida this week with Tampa mayor Bob Buckhorn; Green Party candidate Jill Stein wants no bomb sale to Saudi Arabia

By Rob Lorei Today we listen to a special Thanksgiving edition of Florida this week in which host Rob Lorei interviews Tampa mayor Bob Buckhorn, touching on a variety of topics such as the Vinik Project in downtown Tampa, the TBX interstate expansion, the idea of a  citizen’s police review board  and his goals for his… 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 »

Florida This Week discusses political opposition to Syrian refugee resettlement.

BY Rob Lorei Today we listen back to the latest episode of Florida This Week, a political talk show moderated by Rob Lorei and broadcast by local PBS station WEDU. This week, the panel of politicians, journalists, and other experts discuss the opposition by national and state politicians to Syrian refugee resettlement in the U.S.,… Read more »

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CAIR responds to threats to St. Pete mosques

Update: On Tuesday the man was arrested. Listen to the story here: http://www.wmnf.org/cair1117/ Late Friday attacks in Paris killed at least 129 people, ISIS has claimed responsibility — and there have been threats to local mosques, including the Islamic Center of St. Petersburg. In this recording left on a voicemail a caller identifies himself as Martin Schnitzler…. Read more »

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Reaction in Palestine to flag vote in United Nations

Later this month the flag of Palestine will be raised at U.N. headquarters in New York; that’s after an overwhelming vote last week by the U.N. General Assembly allowing Palestine and the Holy See to raise their flags. It’s symbolic step pursued by Palestine in its quest for an independent state. Israel strongly objected to the proposal and… Read more »

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SDS Tampa supports Iran nuke agreement

Students for a Democratic Society Tampa supports the nuclear agreement hammered out between world powers and Iran. They’re organizing a sign-waving to support the deal next Tuesday at lunchtime on the campus of the University of South Florida, Tampa. It’s September 15 at 12:20 p.m. in front of Cooper Hall. WMNF News interviewed SDS Tampa’s Gage Lacharite:

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Retired Israeli general supports Iran nuclear deal

A retired Israeli Brigadier General told an audience at the University of South Florida in Tampa Thursday he supports the nuclear weapons agreement between Iran and the U.S. and other world powers. Shlomo Brom was part of a forum called Iran’s nuclear agreement and violent extremism in the greater Middle East: the implications for U.S. foreign… Read more »

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Kriseman told Cuba its consulate should be in St. Pete

St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman has returned from what he called a “very worthwhile trip” to Cuba. During a press conference at City Hall Tuesday afternoon, Kriseman said he was blown away by the beauty and the arts in Havana. The St. Petersburg delegation met for two hours with the deputy director for American affairs… Read more »