The City of St. Petersburg will be part of an effort to restore a fading monument in Havana, Cuba that honors civil rights leaders Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X; Mayor Rick Kriseman recently led a city delegation to Cuba. During a press conference earlier this month, Deputy Mayor Kanika Tomalin said… Read more »
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:
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 »
by Rob Lorei This morning on Radioactivity, we speak with Robert Naiman, policy director at Just Foreign Policy, independent and non-partisan organization dedicated to U.S. foreign policy reformation that is based on diplomacy, law and cooperation. Naiman offers his perspectives into the meeting between President Obama and King Salman of Saudi Arabia today that will address a cooperative… Read more »
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 »
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 »
Today on Radioactivity, Host Rob Lorei speaks with journalist Ali Abunimah, author of several books on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and executive director of Electronic Intifada, an online independent journalism website that offers a Palestinian perspective to the ongoing impasse. He joins us today to talk about the boycott,divestment and sanctions movement against Israel, and oppression faced by… Read more »
U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (D-Tampa) says she has not yet announced her position on the Iran nuclear agreement. At an unrelated event Wednesday morning at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Castor answered questions from media and said, “I’m going to make an announcement in another week or two.” The Republican-dominated House is likely… Read more »
Today on Radioactivity, Host Rob Lorei interviews 13th District Congressman David Jolly, who makes his case for his run for the senate seat vacated by Marco Rubio as he runs for president. Jolly outlines his positions on the the Affordable Care Act, current foreign policies regarding Iran and ISIS, and Social Security. He also calls Donald… Read more »
Today Host Rob Lorei interviews Susan Southard, author of Nagasaki: Life After Nuclear War, which looks at the enduring effect of the 1945 atomic bombing of the Japanese city through the stories of five survivors. This week marks the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombings of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki, an event that resulted in a massive… Read more »
As Congress reviews the recently completed nuclear deal with the P+5 nations and Iran, we opted to speak with a local Tampa small business man and local activist, Jason Busto, who recently visited the Republic of Iran with a few other Americans.
Today we talk with William Beeman chair of the Anthropology Department at the University of Minnesota, who in a recent article argues that Iran its recent negotiations over its nuclear program, saying the country’s negotiators bluffed by “by giving up activities in which it had never engaged and never intended to engage in .” Leaked documents… Read more »
Faith-based lobby works to achieve congressional recognition of climate change.
Tampa Peace House group uses comedy to combat Islamophobia
Local charity to hold earthquake relief concert for Nepal
FDEP head wants to allow commercial use on State Park land,and details on the Trans-Pacific Partnership
Former Senator Bob Graham and independent journalists claim Saudi ties to Sept.11 attacks
Author Valerie Sperling discuss the sexuality and gender politics of Vladimir Putin’s regime
Foreign Policy Professor Pierre Guerlain on how the U.S. should combat Islamic radicalism
US and Cuba look to mend diplomatic relations
U.S. Senate releases summary of CIA torture report
Senator Bill Nelson calls for more U.S. military attacks inside Syria and Iraq
Rob Lorei speaks with Maggie Hall from the Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County about a mysterious bacteria that has appeared in Florida beaches.
Today on The Last Call, host Rob Lorei talks with the Colombian Ambassador to the United States.
On June 12, Tampa Bay will join the international community in honoring the resilience, courage and determination of refugees all over the world as part of World Refugee Day.