In Florida, peak harvest season for many of the state’s most important fruits and vegetables is approaching — during the fall, winter and spring; that means a spike in demand for seasonal farmworkers. Many of them are migrants. But will there be enough workers to harvest Florida’s fields? Several area farm owners feel they’re in… Read more »
Reporting from the Land of Oz….. …and here the Pope has arrived… Congress is in a knockdown, drag out battle threatening to bring government to a halt over abortion. I really do not think this is to impress the Pope and hoping that he will forgive us for our moral failings. EMILY CROCKETT of… Read more »
By Rob Lorei On Friday’s Radioactivity, we heard which comments from the latest Republican presidential debate were true, and which ones were a pants-on-fire lie. Angie Holan, editor of the fact-checking news website Politifact, joined host Rob Lorei. They looked at statements made by the candidates on the Planned Parenthood controversy; the validity of health claims made… 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 »
Two weeks ago, this program featured Frank Sharry from the pro-comprehensive immigration reform group America’s Voices. Some listeners informed us that they wanted to hear a different perspective, so we brought Mark Krikorian from the D.C.-based Center for Immigration Studies to the program. The two men actually agree on some things more than you’d think…. Read more »
Today we look at the latest research in early childhood development with Dr. Dana Suskind, founder and director of the Thirty Million Words Initiative at the University of Chicago. ‘Thirty Million Words’ to a 1995 study that found that children from affluent backgrounds are exposed to over 30 million more words than low-income children by… Read more »
By Rob Lorei The presidential race so far has brought a lot of attention to illegal immigration and its affect on low wage jobs, but there is growing attention on the practice of major companies using the H1B work visa to replace US workers with imported, cheaper foreign workers. The H1B visa was originally intended… 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 »
Today we listen to the latest edition of WEDU’s Florida this Week, a political talk show moderated by Radioactivity host Rob Lorei. This week’s panel of political experts offer up analysis and insight on the biggest stories from Tallahassee and around the state: another deadlock between the state legislative chambers over the redrawing of the congressional map,… Read more »
Immigrant rights group to protest in Tampa against deportations
May Day rally for labor and immigration rights in Ybor City
Preview of May Day labor and immigration rally in Tampa
In St. Pete Student Farmworker Alliance announces boycott of Wendy’s
Immigration panel Saturday in Tampa
A NOVA interview with Edward Snowden on cyber attacks, and a local man’s struggle towards legal status
Today on Radioactivity we hear the President’s speech on immigration and then Rob Lorei opened the phones to hear what listeners thought.
In anticipation of tonight’s immigration speech by President Obama Radioactivity discusses the treatment undocumented Cuban immigrants when they come to the US with Hiram A. Ruiz Director, Refugee Services for the Department of Children and Families.
La Gaceta’s Joe O’Neill on immigration, Bob Buckhorn & other issues
Today on Radioactivity talks about a hotly debated issue in the US: immigration. Rob Lorei interviews a historian who has written about the history of discrimination against Irish, German, Catholic and other immigrants to the US.
Sonia Nazario, the Pulitzer-winning journalist and author of the book, Enrique’s Journey, spoke at Eckerd College last night about the ongoing child refugee crisis