Anti Killer Drone Activist Says Tiny Robot Assassins Might Be Built Within Next 18 Months

Radioactivity 1 11 18 Welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Imagine a tiny killer drone—smaller than a butterfly— able to fly almost anywhere to assassinate human beings. Either one by one- or in the thousands. Our first guest today says such drones could be built in the next few years–—if countries don’t ban the research… Read more »

Offshore drilling expanded by Trump administration to 90% of US coastline

Trump moves to vastly expand offshore drilling off US coasts By MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press, with additional reporting from JoEllen Schilke, WMNF WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Thursday moved to vastly expand offshore drilling from the Atlantic to the Arctic oceans with a plan that would open up federal waters off the California coast… Read more »

Women’s Show 1/4 Begins 2018 with Jessica Mason Pieklo of Rewire; Mary Bottari, of the Center for Media and Democracy

Welcome to 2018…..North Korea’s Rocket Man wants to negotiate peace with the South and Our Rocket Man wants to argue over the size and potency of  red buttons! The Olympic Games have historically honored the peaceful competition among nations and usually a cessation of hostilities.  Let’s hope that North and South Korea take advantage of… Read more »

Which party dominates voter registration? NPA – No Party Affiliation

A November 2017 Gallup Poll asked voters: In politics, as of today, do you consider yourself a Republican, a Democrat or an independent?  The answers have been statistically steady for years, and they have a big impact in states like Florida. Generally across the USA, 4 out of every 10 registered voters describes themself as… Read more »

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St. Pete protest planned in case Trump fires Mueller

President Donald Trump said last week that he is not considering firing the special counsel who is leading the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign; but Trump opponents are preparing to protest just in case the president does fire Robert Mueller. For example, the Indivisible group… Read more »

Are Republican Tax Cuts Setting the Stage for Another Depression? And Politifact Announces Its Lie of the Year

Radioactivity Wednesday 12 13 17 Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up— We’ll talk with an historian who will tell us how large tax cuts for wealthy interests led to the Great Depression. He says Republicans are making the same mistakes that they did in the Roaring 20’s. And Politifact has named… Read more »

The Rise of the Radical Right in the Age of Trump

Radioactivity 12 5 17 Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up- During last year’s presidential campaign and now in the 13 months since the election—right wing speakers and groups have become more emboldened in America. From the violence in Charlottesville, to white nationalist Richard Spencer’s speech in Gainesville in October, to the… Read more »

Sleepwalking to Nuclear War? And President Trump Is About to Change US Policy Toward Israel.

Radioactivity 12 6 17 Welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up— our first guest warns that the biggest danger facing the world is the threat of nuclear war. Later we’ll discuss President Trump’s planned announcement that he will move the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The move has caused outrage… Read more »

Towers in the Sand A History of Florida Broadcasting

Radioactivity 12 4 17 Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity- coming up we’ll talk about how the tax bill in Washington will affect Medicare—the program that provides medical coverage for millions of Floridians. And we’ll talk about how John Morgan’s announcement that he will not run for governor next year as a Democrat- how that will… Read more »

MidPoint for Thursday, Nov. 30 – Sexual harassment in Congress and the death of Dusharn Weems

While titans like Harvey Weinstein, Matt Later, Charlie Rose and Kevin Spacey have seen their careers blown up following revelations about their sexually harassing men or women, it’s not exactly the same thing for politicians. Judge Roy Moore, Congressman John Conyers and Minnesota Senator Al Franken have all been accused of improprieties, but they’ll still… Read more »

RNC Spokesperson Touts GOP Tax Bill

Radioactivity 11 17 17 Good morning, welcome to WMNF’s Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. We’re going to talk about the GOP tax plan today- We’ll talk with a spokesperson for the Republican National Committee. Yesterday the House in Washington passed the Republican tax plan. Now it moves to the US Senate. For weeks pro-tax plan ads… Read more »

Chip Berlet on the Rise of the Far-Right and Lawrence O’Donnell on the Pivotal Year 1968

Radioactivity 11 16 17 Thursday Welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up—we’ll speak with investigative journalist Chip Berlet—who for decades has been tracking the far right in the US. With the rise of Donald Trump Neo Nazi and fascist groups are becoming more active and we’ll dive into the history, motives and aims of… Read more »

2017 Election results locally and some nationally

Democrats are claiming a blue wave washed over the US. Is that true? According to Ballotpedia, Elections [were]  held in 59 of the 100 largest cities by population in 2017. This includes elections for 36 mayoral offices, 31 municipal officials other than mayor, 367 city council seats, and 50 special district officials. This represents an increase from 25… Read more »

Nina Turner on “Our Revolution”, Karen Bernal, Chair Progressive Caucus Calif. Demo Party on “Autopsy Report”, Judicial Appointments and TBT Festival of Reading

What is the preamble to the constitution – “We the people, in order to ensure a more perfect union…” Remember the “WE.”  It doesn’t say Democrats, Republicans or that we return to pseudo tyrants.  We need a peaceful revolution to force the leaders in this country to respond to OUR needs.  Nina Turner, President of  “Our… Read more »

MidPoint for October 26 – Fair Vote’s Drew Spencer Penrose and a look back at Jimmy Carter’s ‘malaise’ speech

A recent Fox News poll generic congressional poll reports that Democrats have a 15-point lead over Republicans in next year’s congressional elections.  However, some election analysts question whether the Democrats can win back the House next year. Drew Spencer Penrose is FairVote’s legal and policy director. He told us how his organization has broken down recent… Read more »

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 »