Code Pink – Saudi Arabia, BDS, Local Peace Economy…Women’s Show 3/17

Photo via Elaine Vigneault Feeling discouraged with all the negativity of the presidential campaign – and the state of our world today?  Give yourself a treat and spend a few minutes at Code Pink to gain some hope.  Tune in Thursday to hear always upbeat, yet realistic and focused on the “real” world, Medea Benjamin,… Read more »

Doctors without Borders: Neutral & Impartial On Life Elsewhere

“Our patients come to us with rat and other vermin bites, scabies, lice, skin ailments, colds, and congestion. Conditions that are easily treated.” These are the words of Dr. Rogy Masri, of Doctors Without Borders, currently working in Tripoli, Lebanon. Vulnerable migrants and refugees in Tripoli are living in appalling conditions explains Dr. Masri in… Read more »

Florida This Week; Palestinian activist says Israel is polluting the village of Wadi Fouqin

http://sound.wmnf.org/sound/wmnf_160222_110617_radioactivityM1_348.MP3 On the first half of today’s show we listen back to the latest Florida This Week, a political talk show on local PBS station WEDU that is moderated by Rob Lorei. This episode’s panel of political experts tackle the week’s biggest stories in Florida Politics: President Obama’s announcement to visit Cuba next month, The… Read more »

Laila Abdelaziz

CAIR opposes Florida bill it says targets human rights defenders

A bill in the Florida Legislature would sanction groups that organize boycotts of or divestment from Israel or from companies that contribute to alleged human rights abuses in Israel and Palestine. But HB 527 isopposed by the Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR. Our guest on MidPoint, Laila Abdelaziz, is legislative and government affairs director at CAIR-Florida.  Listen to this segment… Read more »

USF petition Palestine Israel divestment

USF student government votes to divest from human rights abusers

This week the University of South Florida student government Senate overwhelmingly passed a resolution to pull the university’s investments from companies involved in human rights violations against Palestinians; but USF appears ready to reject the students once again on this issue. Muhammad Imam, a 2nd–year medical student at USF and a student government senator, helped… Read more »

MidPoint for 1.14.16 – Rolling Stone reporter Janet Reitman on the current situation at Gitmo

In a recent issue of Rolling Stone, reporter Janet Reitman traveled to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where now over 90 “enemy combatants” awaiting, well, not necessarily a trial, but some decision on their future. Reitman joined WMNF’s Thursday MidPoint for the entire hour to discuss the situation at the base, which is holding the prisoners at… Read more »

Bob Kunst

St. Pete mayor Rick Kriseman protested for banning Trump

This week St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman made headines by firing back on social media against Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump. Trump said the U.S. should stop letting Muslims into the country, to which Kriseman responded on Twitter that Trump should be barred from St. Petersburg. I am hereby barring Donald Trump from entering St…. Read more »

CAIR Florida speaks out against Trump’s call to ban muslims from entering US

By Rob Lorei In the latest in a string of controversial remarks made during his presidential campaign, Donald Trump last night called for a ban on all Muslims traveling to the United States until politicians “figure out what is going on” following terrorist attacks in San Bernardino and Paris. Trump, who last month called for… Read more »

Rick Kriseman

Rick Kriseman “bans” Donald Trump from St. Pete

Donald Trump’s statement Monday that all Muslims should be stopped from entering the U.S. has led to criticism from around the globe and across the political spectrum; a tweet by St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman criticizing Trump and jokingly barring the GOP presidential front-runner from entering the city had more than 13,000 retweets by Tuesday afternoon. It… Read more »

Florida This Week; Lockheed executive says military contractors stand to profit off Middle East unrest

by Rob Lorei Today we listen to the latest episode of Florida This Week, a political talk show moderated by Rob Lorei that airs Friday nights on local PBS station WEDU. This week’s panel of experts discuss: Hillary Clinton’s campaign strategy in Florida, Donald Trump’s visit to Sarasota over the weekend, the uptick in gun sales… Read more »

Women’s Show on “Standing Up to Terrorism” 12/3

With the recent Paris attack, terrorism is in all of our minds…..  Congress seems to be obsessed with the dangers from Syrian widows and orphans.  Women throughout this country are in daily fear when they go to their neighborhood Planned Parenthood Clinic.  Domestic terrorism has been a problem for a very long time.  Anthrax?  The… Read more »

Florida This Week discusses political opposition to Syrian refugee resettlement.

BY Rob Lorei Today we listen back to the latest episode of Florida This Week, a political talk show moderated by Rob Lorei and broadcast by local PBS station WEDU. This week, the panel of politicians, journalists, and other experts discuss the opposition by national and state politicians to Syrian refugee resettlement in the U.S.,… Read more »

Women’s Show on “Perilous Times – Paris and Beyond” 11/19

What perilous times…..   Paris is the epicenter of the world right now.  What to do – who and how are critical.  Just policies demand an understanding of people.  How much did our endeavors in Iraq contribute to the terrorism in the Middle East? A very powerful play is being presented at USF Tampa –… Read more »

Satirical musician Roy Zimmerman; Author Dan Lazare talks about who is responsible for the rise of ISIS

By Rob Lorei Today on Radioactivity we are joined  by comedic musician Roy Zimmerman, who sings guitar-based folk songs poking fun at the political topics like Same-Sex Marriage, creationism, guns, and Marijuana (with some jabs at Republicans and Liberals peppered in). He has released 12 albums of satirical music, both as a solo musician and as a… Read more »

Hassan Shibly

CAIR: man who threatened mosques has been arrested

The man who allegedly left threatening phone messages over the weekend for the Islamic Society of St. Petersburg and the Islamic Society of Pinellas County has been arrested. Hassan Shibly, chief executive director of CAIR-Florida, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, says the man was arrested Tuesday for leaving violent threats in the wake of the terrorist… Read more »

Laila Abdelaziz

CAIR responds to threats to St. Pete mosques

Update: On Tuesday the man was arrested. Listen to the story here: http://www.wmnf.org/cair1117/ Late Friday attacks in Paris killed at least 129 people, ISIS has claimed responsibility — and there have been threats to local mosques, including the Islamic Center of St. Petersburg. In this recording left on a voicemail a caller identifies himself as Martin Schnitzler…. Read more »

Florida This Week; listeners discuss Paris terrorist attacks

By Rob Lorei We start off today with the latest edition of Florida this week, a political discussion show broadcast by local PBS station WEDU on Friday nights and moderated by Radioactivity Host Rob Lorei. This Week’s Panel includes CAIR government affairs director Laila Abdelaziz, Attorney Danny Alvarez,  Sierra Club campaign organizer Tim Heberline, Investigative… Read more »

Florida This Week; Russian History scholar looks at Putin’s involvement in Syrian Civil War

By Rob Lorei Today on Radioactivity, the latest edition of Florida This Week, a political discussion show moderated by Rob Lorei and broadcasted by local PBS station WEDU on Friday Nights at 8:30. This week’s panel (Manatee County Democratic Party Sheryl Wilson, Fox 13 News political reporter Craig Patrick, Tampa Bay Times columnist Ernest Hooper,… Read more »