By Rob Lorei Today our guest is Dr. Darryl Paulson, professor emeritus of government at USF St.Petersburg, to talk about how the state crackdown on pill mills and prescription drug abuse has made it harder for actual pain sufferers to get the medication they need. At one point, Florida was ground zero for prescription drug… Read more »
By Rob Lorei With recreational pot legal in Colorado, Oregon, and Washington and legal medical marijuana initiatives being considered around the country, the cannabis industry is set to becoming a booming business, possibly bigger than the organic food industry, according to one study. We discuss legal issues regarding the commercialization of marijuana is one of… Read more »
By Rob Lorei Today we have the November edition of The Fairness Doctrine, a debate show moderated and produced by Jennifer Sullivan, host of TV show, also host of the TV show On the Table With the Green Party. This episode’s topic of the debate is medical marijuana. Advocates are pushing for a new amendment… Read more »
By Rob Lorei If you’ve been thorough rural areas of Hillsborough, Polk, Hardee, Manatee or Sarasota counties, you’ve probably noticed large mounds of earth dotting the landscape; these are landfills for toxic waste from phosphate and gypsum mining. Last Month, the EPA and the Mosaic corporation,which operates many of the mines, reached a $2 billion… Read more »
Mayor Bob Buckhorn has his eyes on the prize and wants to get the uninsured in Tampa signed up for health care. Today President Obama and the Whitehouse launched the Healthy Communities Challenge. It tasks 20 US cities, including Tampa, to boost enrollment in the Affordable Care Act. Mayor Buckhorn already has a plan ready… Read more »
By Rob Lorei This week, the Tampa Bay Times and the Sarasota Herald Tribune released the first part of an investigative series into the state of Florida’s mental health hospitals titled “Insane. Invisible. In Danger.”, the result of a year-long collaborative effort between the two newspapers. The project reveals have millions of dollars in budgets… Read more »
Today, Radioactivity listeners sound off on gun control and mental health care in the US, one day after a mass shooting took place at Umpqua Community College in Southwestern Oregon in which a 26 year old male gunman killed 9 students before dying in a firefight with the police. we listen to a brief audio… Read more »
Today on Midpoint, we talk with a group of women from the Dover and Thonotosassa area in Hillsborough county, who claim pesticides sprayed over nearby farms have been making them and their families sick. Over the last few years Joanna Magrath, Mary Zentkovich and Cynthia Ballard and their families have been experience respiratory issues,nausea, headaches, chronic… Read more »
Proponents demand child nutrition programs in Hillsborough County schools are extended and expanded. Earlier this week, several activists gathered near Miles Elementary in East Tampa on the first day of school. They were drawing attention to the need for school children to be fed before their learning day starts. Hillsborough lags behind much of Florida… Read more »
An amendment to legalize medical marijuana failed to pass last November, but there is an renewed effort for the 2016 ballot. United for Care is once again working to collect the 700,000 signatures and supreme court clearance to put medical marijuana up to vote. According today’s guest,United for Care campaign manager Ben Pollara, the new… Read more »
By Rob Lorei Today on Radioactivity, Host Rob Lorei looks at the economic and health risks of climate change on the U.S. southeast. A report released by bi-partisan group Risky Business claims that if rising temperatures continue at the current rate, it will stymie current economic growth and agricultural gains, and lead to an… Read more »
The Florida Department of Health is noting an uptick in the cases of leprosy this year and contact with armadillos might be one reason why. In the first half of 2015 there have already been nearly the same number of cases of leprosy in Florida as seen in a typical year. Several years ago Dr…. Read more »
How can we protect ourselves from shark attack?
The Fairness Doctrine with Jennifer Sullivan, and the threat of fishing pirates in the Gulf of Mexico
The plan to have the US run on renewable energy by 2050, and Frontline looks at the debate over vaccinations.
Call in about Solar Cooking & Fermentation
An Episode of Pacifica Radio’s Project Censored Radio Show
Exploring the questions about traumatic brain injury in soldiers and veterans
Radioactivity tackles Ebola and how some people in the media are trying to scare you about the disease
A forum in South St. Petersburg last night brought together panelists who support and oppose the legalization of marijuana for medical use in Florida.