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Radioactivity Monday: Florida This week, Equality Florida criticizes Sen. Marco Rubio’s record on LGBT rights.

http://sound.wmnf.org/sound/wmnf_160808_110618_radioactivityM1_348.MP3 By Rob Lorei on Radioactivity Monday, we listened back to the latest Florida This Week, a political discussion show from local PBS station WEDU that is also hosted by Rob Lorei. In this episode, our panel of political experts and analysts discuss the biggest stories in national and state politics: Donald Trump holds big rallies… Read more »

WMNF @ the St. Pete Pride Parade

We were so happy to again march in the 14th Annual St. Pete Pride Parade. Many thanks to the Suncoast Sierra Club for making room for WMNF volunteers. And many many thanks to Pamela Robinson, photographer and Diversity Committee Chair for setting it up and taking the pictures below.      

Local religious leaders preach acceptance of LGBT community, interfaith unity

http://sound.wmnf.org/sound/wmnf_160623_110617_radioactivityR1_191.MP3 BY Rob Lorei St.Pete Pride will be kicking off this weekend with a parade on Saturday. It is the largest LGBT event in Florida, attracting around a quarter of a million people every year. On Radioactivity Thursday, we spoke with two people from local religious congregations that are gay-friendly: Jen Daysa, pastor at the Good… Read more »

Women’s Show Discusses Recovery in Orlando and TPP

By Arlene Engelhardt How are the people in Orlando doing? With the funerals, the memorials and the press conferences, the broken threads of life need to be restored to the fabric of the living – all in all, a very difficult time.  Ida Eskamani, Equality Florida’s North and Central Florida Development Officer,will talk about the… Read more »

Angel wings at Pulse shooting funeral

Supporters shield Orlando Pulse shooting victim’s funeral from protesters

On Saturday members of the Westboro Baptist Church loudly protested the wake of one victim of the Pulse shooting in Orlando. But the anti-gay church members were met by counter-protesters who shielded grieving family members from the signs and shouts of the protesters. Tampa activist Dezeray Lyn was outside the funeral of Pulse nightclub shooting victim… Read more »

Florida This Week; Radioactivity Listeners discuss tragic nightclub shooting in Orlando

http://sound.wmnf.org/sound/wmnf_160613_110617_radioactivityM1_348.MP3 By Rob Lorei First on Radioactivity Monday we have the latest episode of Florida this Week, a political discussion show from local PBS station WEDU that is also hosted by Rob Lorei. Our panel of political experts and insiders discuss the hottest stories in Florida news and politics: Did Pam Bondi do a political favor… Read more »

Transgender Questions on Life Elsewhere

“Where do most Americans stand on trans issues in general?” That headline caught our attention. But, it was the sub-heading that really stopped us in our tracks, “Americans hold more unfavorable views toward transgender people than other groups.” This surprising statement was the result of a recent survey conducted by Vox and Morning Consult. According to… Read more »

Local transgender activist speaks out against bathroom laws on RadioActivity

BY Rob Lorei On Radioactivity Friday we looked at the North Carolina bathroom law which has fired-up controversy over where transgender individuals should use the bathroom in public. Last week the Obama administration issued a directive to public schools to allow access to bathrooms based on self-identified gender. Target stores have been protested over their Pro-trans… Read more »

Cara Jennings v Rick Scott

Alex Sink on FLORIDA THIS WEEK TV show; Gov. Scott ad attacks woman who confronted him in coffee shop

http://sound.wmnf.org/sound/wmnf_160412_110618_radioactivityT1_187.MP3 By Rob Lorei On Radioactivity Monday we air an episode of Florida This week, a political talk show that airs Friday nights on WEDU that is moderated by Rob Lorei.  Our expert panel of political insiders and analysts discuss the hottest stories in state and national politics: the coffee shop confrontation of Gov. Rick… Read more »

Anti-death penalty sign

Florida Senate rejects amendment requiring unanimous jury recommendation for death penalty

Wednesday the Florida Senate narrowly rejected a proposal that would have required a unanimous jury recommendation in order for a death penalty sentence to be imposed; that means the bill the Senate will vote on requires a minimum of 10 out of 12 jurors to recommend the death penalty in order for an execution to be… 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 »

Controversy #2 On Life Elsewhere

“Should a Muslim printer be obliged to publish cartoons of Mohammed or a Jewish one the words of a Holocaust denier? Will gay bakers have to accept orders for cakes with homophobic slurs?” These are the controversial questions from noted gay activist Peter Tatchell. Like most gay and equality campaigners, Tatchell initially condemned Christian-run Ashers Bakery… Read more »

Year in Review: Stories that had us talking in 2015

As the year 2015 comes to an end this week, we take time to review some of the top stories that had us talking this year. Gay marriage was legalized by the Supreme Court in June and COP 21 was signed in December. However, unfortunately in 2015 there was an increase in gun violence, police… Read more »