Tampa Bay area Green Party activists talk about the future of their party

http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/radioactivity/~3/arlhw-ukTZg/wmnf_161130_110618_radioactivityW1_189.MP3 By Rob Lorei On Radioactivity we spoke with with local Green Party members about their efforts to build the party in the Tampa bay area. Our guests were Rich Carpenter, Joanne Santiago and Joe Walters. They talked about how they came to join the Green Party, their party’s platform on some key issues facing… Read more »

sea-level rise climate change

St. Pete mayor worries how Trump will impact preparations for climate change

How will a Donald Trump administration impact the resources that local communities need to deal with the effects of climate change? That issue came up Friday morning during a panel discussion on climate at the BLUE Ocean Film Festival and Conservation Summit in St. Petersburg. In this sound clip, we’ll first hear about how the Netherlands… Read more »

MidPoint for Thursday, November 3 – Former USFSP political science professor Darryl Paulson

When it comes to reporting on the history of the Republican Party of Florida, and Pinellas County’s importance to its resurgence in the 1950’s, there is no one better than Darryl Paulson, emeritus professor of government at the University of South Florida – St. Petersburg. Paulson has a piece in the upcoming Perspectives section of the… Read more »

FEC Commissioner Ellen Weintraub

How St. Pete could play a role in overturning Citizens United

If the U.S. Supreme Court ever overturns its Citizens United decision it might be because of an ordinance that’s being considered by St. Petersburg; on Thursday afternoon the City heard about an ordinance that would limit foreign corporate money in local elections and limit the amount of super PAC contributions. The sponsor, City Council member Darden… Read more »

MidPoint for Thursday, October 27 – Cesar Hernandez

Cesar Hernandez is the Government Relations Director at Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART). He’s also a former student body president at the University of South Florida. A Brooklyn native, Cesar is also an extremely active millennial when it comes to public policy and trying to make the community better. He spoke on the program about… Read more »

Day Three of Free Political Airtime on Radioactivity Friday

http://sound.wmnf.org/sound/wmnf_161021_110618_radioactivityF1_337.MP3 By Rob Lorei On Radioactivity we continued our week long service of offering free airtime for political candidates running for state office or local races who are  on the ballot on November 8th in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Sarasota, Pasco, Polk and Manatee Counties. The Candidates who recorded campaign messages to air were: 1. Bob Buesing- candidate… Read more »

Day two of Free Air Time for political Candidates; Monthly Social Security checks to increase .3 percent to adjust for cost of living

http://sound.wmnf.org/sound/wmnf_161019_110618_radioactivityW1_189.MP3 By Rob Lorei On Radioactivity Wednesday, we continued our week long service of  free airtime to any candidate who is running statewide or locally and who is on the ballot on November 8th in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Sarasota, Pasco, Polk and Manatee Counties. 7 candidates took us up on our offer of free air time, they are : David… Read more »

MidPoint for Thursday, October 20 – Tucker/Hall’s Bill Carlson

Bill Carlson is president of Tucker/Hall, a national public relations and communications consulting firm based in Tampa. Carlson has been active in the movement to liberalize relations with the Tampa community and Cuba. His firm worked on brand awareness for the Greenlight Pinellas measure in 2012-2013, and he’s been involved in issues with Tampa’s airport and seaport. He… Read more »

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Radioactivity Tuesday offers up free airtime for political candidates of local and state elections.

http://sound.wmnf.org/sound/wmnf_161018_110617_radioactivityT1_187.MP3 By Rob Lorei As a public service—WMNF 88.5FM is offering free air time for political candidates this week. Beginning on Radioactivity Tuesday we’ll offer up to 90 seconds of free air time for a message recorded by the candidates themselves. The message may include anything the candidate would like to say about why they should be… Read more »

Planning Earth & People Friendly Communities on Sustainable Living

On Monday’s Sustainable Living Program we talked about planning Earth and people friendly communities. Our guests were the Study Team Leader, Brent Lacy, and Director of Planning, Curt Ostrodka, with VHB, a local engineering, planning and design firm; Melissa Zornitta, the Executive Director of the Hillsborough County City-County Planning Commission, Plan Hillsborough; and Whit Blanton,… Read more »

Pam Bondi

Florida This Week; Florida AG Pam Bondi Would Not Fight Trump U But She Is Fighting The Clean Power Plan

http://sound.wmnf.org/sound/wmnf_160926_110617_radioactivityM1_348.MP3 By Rob Lorei On Radioactivity Monday, we  first listened back to the latest episode of Florida This Week, a political discussion show on local PBS station WEDU that is also hosted by Rob Lorei. In this episode, our panel of political experts and insiders discuss the hottest stories in Florida news and politics: Calls for… Read more »

sewage dump sign St. Petersburg Gulfport Florida

Sewage spill update from St. Pete mayor

St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman updated City Council Thursday about the massive dump of stormwater and partially treated and untreated sewage during Tropical Storm Hermine; Kriseman updated media Friday morning before an unrelated press conference. Listen:           “The update is, as a result of last night’s meeting, we are, as quickly as we can, moving forward with… Read more »

Charlie Crist, David Jolly face off in debate for 13th Congressional district seat

http://sound.wmnf.org/sound/wmnf_160920_110618_radioactivityT1_187.MP3 BY Rob Lorei On Radioactivity Tuesday we looked at some key moments from a debate held on Monday between  the two  candidates running for the 13th congressional seat in St. Petersberg: incumbent congressman David Jolly and former governor Charlie Crist. During the exchange, which became heated at times,  each candidate strongly challenging the other’s record… Read more »

Women’s Show – Florida Phosphates and the new National Museum of African American History and Culture 9/22

Have you been following the massive sinkhole – just 30 miles east of Tampa in New Wales? JACLYN LOPEZ, Florida Director, Staff Attorney, Center for Biological Diversity. Jacki thinks Florida may be beginning to wake up to its massive phosphate mining problems.  The sinkhole has already caused at least 215 million gallons of contaminated water to… Read more »

Mosaic New Wales sinkhole location from Google Earth

Mosaic apologizes for sinkhole communication delay; says contamination hasn’t spread

Executives from The Mosaic Company apologized Tuesday morning to Polk County residents for weeks of delays in notifying the public about a 45-foot-wide sinkhole that caused more than 200 million gallons of slightly radioactive water to drain into the aquifer. Walt Precourt, senior vice president of phosphates at Mosaic, told the Polk County Commission there are no… Read more »

An in-depth look at elections with local political analyst Barry Edwards

http://sound.wmnf.org/sound/wmnf_160913_110619_radioactivityT1_187.MP3 BY Rob Lorei First on Radioactivity Tuesday talked about disabled parking abuse with Mack Marsh who is the Project Director for a group called Parking Mobility. Marsh has come to Tampa from Austin to discuss the issue of motorists who abuse parking spots for the disabled. Marsh has come to Tampa from Austin to discuss the issue… Read more »

Florida This Week on Radioactivity: Attorney General in hot water over Trump donation, county devises solution to chronic flooding

http://sound.wmnf.org/sound/wmnf_160912_110618_radioactivityM1_348.MP3 By Rob Lorei On Radioactivity Monday we listened back to the latest episode of Florida This Week, a political talk show from local PBS station WEDU that is also hosted by Rob Lorei. This week our panel of political experts and insiders discuss the hottest stories in local and national news: New concerns over how… Read more »

Eric Ward and Bob Buckhorn

Tampa Police chief: body camera pilot worked

Tampa’s Police Chief told City Council Thursday that the number of bicycle stops and citations continue to decrease; Eric Ward also pointed to results of a USF pilot study showing that Tampa Police officers wearing a body camera responded with physical force less often. Chief Ward says the Mayor’s proposed budget did not include funds for more… Read more »

Women’s Show – “Rewriting the Rules” and Clean Water

Photo by Brian Simms We are happy to be back after a two-week break….thanks to those who let us know you missed us….. We hope you enjoyed the convention coverage by Democracy Now!  Less than 100 days to go…  And it was a very historic moment for women.  It is a milestone for there to… Read more »