Russian involvement in Syria might be diverting attention from Russian plans for Eastern Europe

Professor of Russian History warns the Syrian crisis might be just one move in a chess game being played by Vladimir Putin. Last evening in Saint Petersburg, Bill Parsons, professor emeritus of history and Russian studies at Eckerd College, lectured to roughly 50 students and residents about the Russian mindset. Vladamir Putin might have his… Read more »

Radioactivity fact-checks the GOP debate with Politifact editor Angie Holan

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 »

Radioactivity looks at how refugees fare in Florida; Bernie Sanders’ speech at Liberty University

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 »

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Reaction in Palestine to flag vote in United Nations

Later this month the flag of Palestine will be raised at U.N. headquarters in New York; that’s after an overwhelming vote last week by the U.N. General Assembly allowing Palestine and the Holy See to raise their flags. It’s symbolic step pursued by Palestine in its quest for an independent state. Israel strongly objected to the proposal and… Read more »

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SDS Tampa supports Iran nuke agreement

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:

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Retired Israeli general supports Iran nuclear deal

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 »

Foreign policy expert gives insight into meeting between President Obama, Saudi king Salman

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 »

Journalist Ali Abunimah talks Palestinian liberation and the BDS movement against Israel

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 »

Kathy Castor will announce position on Iran deal in week or two

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 »

Rep. David Jolly calls Trump a liar, takes hard line on Obamacare and Iran deal

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 »