Best Way to Sign Up for Obamacare? A Navigator Might Help You Save Money

Radioactivity October 27, 2017 Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up—is Obamacare going away or collapsing? No. Despite some efforts in Congress—the ACA is still with us. The sign up period begins Wednesday, November 1st. If you have questions about signing up for the ACA or if you have a moderate income… Read more »

Jessica Mason Pieklo on Jane Doe in Texas and Samita Mukhopadhyay and Kate Harding on Nasty Women

And I thought The Handmaid’s Tale was fiction!  The truth will set you free – or at least help you understand why you are not free…. Have you been following Jane Doe in Texas – the refusal to allow the 17-year-old immigrant to get an abortion? Luckily JESSICA MASON PIEKLO, Vice President, Law and the Courts… Read more »

Where Do Your Pentagon Tax Dollars Go? And Official Tampa Delegation Visits Cuba

Radioactivity 10 24 2017 Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up: Here’s Where Your Tax Dollars for “Defense” Really Go Four soldiers were killed this month in Niger, catching many people off guard- including members of Congress. What is the Pentagon doing in Niger? The U.S. has hundreds of military bases abroad…. Read more »

Women’s Show 10/19- #Metoo-“Expose the Pig!” & Health Care

PLEASE SHARE WITH FRIENDS! The wrecking ball continues.  Health care – whatever you have to do: sabotage, obfuscate, ridicule.  If Congress won’t repeal the ACA, then Trump is willing to pull out its moorings… Murray and Alexander to the rescue?  Don’t be too sure of that.  The White House says, “yes…no…maybe” – and who knows… Read more »

Women’s Show-“Quiet before the Storm”-10/12

The chaos we live in…… The president winks at us and tells us “it is the calm before the storm.”  Hurricanes, floods, people dying in Puerto Rico… People dying in the west with the explosive fire storms…People dying in the massacre in Las Vegas.  Calm before the storm?  We’re in the vortex of a super… Read more »

Two Vietnam Veterans Discuss Ken Burns’ New PBS Film The War in Vietnam

Radioactivity September 19 2017 Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity I’m Rob Lorei. This past Sunday night PBS began carrying the latest documentary series from film-maker Ken Burns called The War in Vietnam. The film begins with a search for the causes of the war—going all the way back to the French colonization of Vietnam in… Read more »

MidPoint for Sept. 14 – Examining the post – Irma environment

With tens of thousands still without power under sweltering conditions, we spoke about the recovery efforts ongoing after Hurricane Irma hit the Tampa Bay area Sunday night. Hillsborough County Commissioner Pat Kemp, Hillsborough County Hazard Mitigation Manager Gene Henry, and FEMA representatives Dan Needham and Keith St. Claire joined the show to talk about what… Read more »

Twilight of American Sanity? A top psychiatrist analyzes the US in the age of Trump

Radioactivity 9 13 17 Welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up- we’ll have one of the nation’s top psychiatrists talk about the new book he’s written about Donald Trump. And we’ll talk more about hurricane recovery and take your phone calls. Later we’ll talk with a spokesperson for Florida Power and Light about the… Read more »

Will President Trump’s proposed tax cuts help small business in the U.S.? National small business group says “No”.

Thursday August 31 2017 Will President Trump’s proposed tax cuts help small business in the U.S.? Welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Yesterday President Trump gave a speech in Missouri- calling for Congress to pass what he calls “tax reform”. The president is calling for a cut in the corporate tax rate to 15%, down… Read more »

Women’s Show 8/31– Hurricane Harvey – Desperate Havoc and Beyond Nuclear

Words simply cannot convey the desperate havoc that is besieging the people of Houston and the surrounding areas… Climate Change – regardless of your belief in the causation – is very real and simply cannot be ignored and disregarded.  Everything about Hurricane Harvey underscores the warnings that meteorologists and scientists have been giving for years. … Read more »

Women’s Show 8/24– Dr. Rebecca Gordon on War as Metaphor

The celestial event of the year has come and gone… Impressive display by Mother Nature of the periodicity of our orbiting neighbors in space.  Even more impressive was the ability of science to so predict the movement, to predict so accurately the times and paths.  Science observes the universe with an eye to truth, not… Read more »

Women’s Show 8/17 – Dr. Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons and Collier Myerson on Charlottesville

I’m losing track!  North Korea and its nuclear arsenal are relegated to the back page and we are fighting the Civil War again.  Note to self and others: the Civil War was fought over SLAVERY, not states rights, not economic rights, SLAVERY. Perhaps it has never been truer, “If you do not know your history,… Read more »

Charlottesville Terror: The Rise of the Fascist Right and Why Were Those Confederate Monuments Built?

August 15 2017 Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity…..I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up— after the terrorist attack on peaceful demonstrators last weekend in Charlottesville—- what’s next? We’ll talk with a futurist and historian about the efforts by far right groups to build a movement. Our first guest is Sara Robinson a Seattle-based futurist and veteran blogger… Read more »

Women’s Show 8/10 – Medea Benjamin, Ms. Ray Acheson, & Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom

Fire and Fury…….the hour of reckoning is at hand……. All this is happening on the 72nd anniversary of the U.S. dropping atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.  “When will they learn? When will they ever learn?” (Pete Seeger)  Flowers don’t make it to the graveyards any more, they are already being burned to ash by climate… Read more »

Women’s Show – Jessica Mason Pieklo on Women’s Health; Arnie Arnesen’s “Attitude”

Score one for the little people…  all your protests and Indivisible groups demanding to be heard by your senators has paid off… We have beaten back the latest version of TrumpCare.  Celebrate, but do not assume this is the last chapter.  Mitch McConnell has already suggested repeal only and Trump is keen on that.  So… Read more »

Women’s Show – Arnie Arnesen’s “Attitude” & Emma Collum on Women’s NRA March

Women will not be intimidated into silence….  Drip….drip….drip….the Russians are coming.  On, they are already here?  The Prince of Orange – which side are you on?  It is said, you have to step back to get the big picture.  All I know is that if I step back any further, I will fall off the… Read more »

Image for the film The Best Democracy Money Can Buy

Greg Palast Has the Scoop on the President’s Election Integrity Commission

Human rights workers arrested for investigating labor conditions in Ivanka Trump’s factories Three labor rights investigators were arrested in China in May while they were looking into working conditions at factories that make shoes for Ivanka trump — the president’s daughter. After a month in custody they have been released, but now they face trial… Read more »

The Bosses of the Senate by Joseph Ferdinand Keppler depicting corporate power in the Gilded Age

Libertarian Republicans Powered by Billionaire Money Plan to Undo Gains of Last 100 Years

Nancy MacLean on her new book “Democracy in Chains” A lot of books have tried to explain the rise of conservative power that poses a direct challenge to the reforms that came about under the New Deal, the labor movement, the Civil Rights movement, and the Great Society. In her new book, a Duke University… Read more »

Women’s Show: Independence Day – The Hour of Land author

Independence Day??? The fireworks have ended (at least I hope so).  The parades, the music, the picnics and barbecues, all the fun trappings of the 4th are past.  The president goes abroad – on Friday he meets with Putin.  Oh to be a patriotic fly on that wall!  And the North Koreans set off quite… Read more »

Women’s Show 6/22 – Megyn Kelly interviews Alex Jones

The labyrinthine murkiness of media gets more difficult by the day…… Even Stephen Colbert’s truthiness is on parade.  Did you catch Megan Kelly’s interview/coverage  of Alex Jones?  This is worth examining – the hype from the fake to the outlandish.  “The Feminist Icon” Kelly – so obsessively part of the Fox News Team that helped elect Trump… Read more »

Woman protesting for campaign finance reform and against super PACs

Campaign Finance Reform in St. Pete

Constitutional attorney working on campaign finance reform in St. Petersburg and impeaching President Trump Activists in St. Petersburg are attempting to do what’s never been done before anywhere in the country—that is, to place a total ban on Super PAC donations to political candidates. And they hope it will lead to campaign finance reform around… Read more »

Karen Clay, co-chair Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology

Senate Healthcare Bill Threatens People with Disabilities

Senate Republicans are quietly moving forward with plans to pass a health care bill In the U.S. right now, the number of people without health insurance has been falling since the passing of Obamacare, but that trend could be reversed now that Republicans want to repeal it. The new plan could take away health insurance… Read more »

WMNF will broadcast former FBI Director Comey’s testimony live – here’s a primer

WMNF will be live broadcasting the Comey testimony in front of  the Senate Select Intelligence Committee (SSIC), starting at 10am, courtesy of NPR. It is anticipated to be winding up at 1pm. The SSIC will start a closed hearing at 1pm. Former FBI Director James Comey was fired by President Donald Trump on May 9… Read more »