Reproductive rights advocates want you to eat tacos and drink beer to support abortion services

A group of reproductive rights advocates is challenging social media to eat tacos and drink beer for charity. The Tampa Bay Abortion Fund launched one of its flagship fundraising events in Safety Harbor this week. LISTEN: It’s called the Taco or Beer Challenge and the rules are simple. “Have fun, eat tacos, have a beer… Read more »

Tampa Congress member backs bill to close Medicaid gap, bypassing Florida Republicans

Democratic congress member Kathy Castor is backing federal legislation to close the Medicaid gap in Florida. Her Medicaid Saves Lives Act might be Democrats’ key to bypassing Republican efforts to block Medicaid expansion in the state. LISTEN: Castor’s signature was the first on a letter written to congressional leadership last week urging action on states… Read more »

Radioactivity Tuesday: Some good news about health care premium costs, COBRA and subsidies under the ACA

April 6, 2021 Good Morning, welcome to Radioactivity.  I’m Rob Lorei. When President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 into law last month it included lots of additional help for people who are currently using the Affordable Care Act (or Obamacare), or who would like to get Obamacare -but found they would… Read more »

Sign in Cuba with flag

Radioactivity Thursday: Local Medical Doctor Trained in Cuba Calls for Lifting Trade Embargo

March 25, 2021 Good morning, I’m Rob Lorei and this is WMNF’s Radioactivity program. Our guest today is Dr. Graham Sowa, MD, 35,  who practices internal medicine here in Hillsborough County. He has an unusual story. Born in Texas he decided to go to medical school and found that Cuba was offering free training to… Read more »

Radioactivity Thursday: Questions about ACA Open Enrollment? Our guest has answers.

November 19, 2020 Open enrollment for Obamacare is now in full swing in Florida, even as the U.S. Supreme Court listened to oral arguments last week on whether the law is constitutional.  Florida’s Republican attorney general and attorneys general in 17 other states and the Trump administration argue the entire law should be struck down…. Read more »

Radioactivity Wednesday: Trump campaign surrogate says consumer choice and Health Savings Accounts will fix the US healthcare problem

July 8, 2020 Good morning, welcome to WMNF’s Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Today we’ll hear from a surrogate of President Trump’s administration on the question of health care. At the end of June, the President’s campaign sent out a press release to media saying that the public option to compete with private health insurance companies… Read more »

Representatives from Gudedas and Ray Williams funeral homes

Funeral march for COVID-19 deaths

The national death toll related to the coronavirus outbreak in the United States is just surpassing 100,000, and several progressive activist organizations are pushing the state to provide more financial relief instead of reopening too soon. Three hearses were flanked by a about dozen other cars guiding a funeral procession through Tampa. They attached body… Read more »

This cardboard sign was placed in windows of residences where patients were quarantined due to polio.

Keep Off This Street:
The Epidemics of Polio and COVID19

The epidemics of polio and COVID19 Empty beaches, hollow pools, abandoned and quiet streets. Bans on gatherings. Fear layering daily activities with hesitation, and loss. While the Spanish Flu of 1918 is evoked by the onset of the latest coronavirus, another epidemic lingers in memory. Polio ravaged children and adults in the first half of…

President Trump Proposes Cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid

Radioactivity with Rob Lorei Listen Here: Or follow this link and select 02/13/20 from the drop down menu: Radioactivity: Interviews & Live Call-In Intro: Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up we’ll hear what President Trump is proposing in his new budget to do with Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. But first… Read more »

Local nurse practitioners discuss HB607, which gives them more independence from doctors

Radioactivity with Rob Lorei Listen Here: Or follow this link and select 01/22/20 from the drop down menu: Radioactivity: Interviews & Live Call-In Intro: Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Later in the program we’ll talk about the debate that began yesterday over impeaching President Trump. But first— Access to health care in… Read more »

Assassination of Iranian military leader; theme park worker’s struggle in Orlando; The business case for Medicare for All on Radioactivity

Radioactivity with Rob Lorei Listen Here: Follow this link and select 01/03/19 from the drop down menu: Radioactivity: Interviews & Live Call-In Intro: Good morning welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up—we’ll discuss the assassination last night of Iraq’s top military leader and the prospects for a wider military conflict in the Middle East…. Read more »

Deadline to Sign Up For the Affordable Health Care Act is December 15; Premiums Expected to Remain Flat or Decline Slightly

Radioactivity with Rob Lorei Listen Here: Or follow this link and select 11/13/19 from the drop down menu: Radioactivity: Interviews & Live Call-In Intro: Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity, I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up we’ll talk about access to Medical insurance—under the Affordable Care Act. Florida saw record numbers sign up last year for Obamcare…. Read more »

Florida Health Advocates Speak Out about Possible Cuts to the Medicaid Disability Program and in Favor of Medicaid Expansion

Radioactivity with Rob Lorei Listen Here: Or follow this link and select 11/06/19 from the drop down menu: Radioactivity: Interviews & Live Call-In Intro: Good morning, I’m Rob Lorei and this is Radioactivity. Medicaid is health coverage set up to protect our most vulnerable citizens at any stage in their lives. 73 million people around… Read more »

Senior Policy Analyst for National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare Answers Questions From The Public

Radioactivity with Rob Lorei Listen Here: Select 08/15/19 from the drop down menu Radioactivity: Interviews & Live Call-In Intro: Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up—we’ll answer your questions about Social Security. When is the best age to retire? Will Social Security be here in twenty years? What if I am paid… Read more »