Trouble in Toyland - hazardous toys

Despite new rules, hazardous toys still available; will Trump administration relax regulations?

Despite new regulations to make toys safer, each year some children’s products still face recalls because they’re dangerous; Tuesday morning the Florida Consumer Action Network and Florida PIRG released their annual list of recalled toys and toxic children’s products known as Trouble in Toyland. Dr. Wassam Rahman is an emergency medicine physician at Johns Hopkins All… Read more »

Lockheed’s F-35 fighter jet is the most expensive weapon ever built by the US, and may be a waste of taxpayer dollars

http://sound.wmnf.org/sound/wmnf_161118_110618_radioactivityF1_337.MP3 BY Rob Lorei On Radioactivity Friday, we looked at the development of Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jet, a multirole military aircraft that will supposedly herald in  a new generation of military aircraft designed to replace older fighter jets. At the cost of $379 Billion dollars, it is the most expensive piece of military equipment… Read more »

Women’s Show 11/17 – Where Do We Go From Here???

By Arlene Engelhardt The shock is wearing off… Perhaps the better question, how did we get here in the first place?  This did not happen overnight.  People have been aware that things have not been going well here for some time.  Many felt they were outsiders.  And tell me, is the outsider in now or… Read more »

A look at efforts to reform Florida’s mental health care system and the controversy over Donald Trump’s chief strategist

http://sound.wmnf.org/sound/wmnf_161115_110617_radioactivityT1_187.MP3 By Rob Lorei On Radioactivity Tuesday we first spoke about the mental healthcare system in Florida with State Representative Kathleen Peters from treasure Island and Barbara Daire, President CEO of the Suncoast Center. According to an editorial in the Orlando Sentinel, Florida spends 1/3 of the national average on mental health services. Daire and… Read more »

Donald Trump

Radiactivity Monday: Special post-election discussion on Florida This Week

http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/radioactivity/~3/p9PUUiCj2xM/wmnf_161114_110618_radioactivityM1_348.MP3 By Rob Lorei   On Radioactivity Monday we aired the latest episode of Florida This Week, a political discussion show from local public station WEDU that is also hosted by Rob Lorei. This episode was dedicated entirely to the results of last Tuesday’s election: Donald Trump wins the presidency, stunning many including pollsters and the… Read more »

How did Donald Trump win working class voters in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania?

http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/radioactivity/~3/bxD7VhyxfeE/wmnf_161110_110618_radioactivityR1_191.MP3   On Radioactivity Thursday we continued our discussion about Tuesdays’ elections results with John Nichols, national affairs correspondent with The Nation Magazine and author of People Get Ready: The Fight Against a Jobless Economy and a Citizenless Democracy. Nichols spoke on how Trump’s campaign promises appealed to the white working and middle class that helped win him the presidency… Read more »

MidPoint Thursday – Andrew Warren, newly elected Hillsborough County State Attorney

On Election Night, one of the few bright notes for Democrats locally was the election of Andrew Warren over Mark Ober for Hillsborough County State Attorney. On the program, Warren talked about his strategy on attempting to defeat a 16-year incumbent, and how his philosophy on criminal justice is much different than Ober. Also on… Read more »

Radioactivity Wednesday: Post-election day analysis with La Gaceta publisher Patrick Manteiga

http://sound.wmnf.org/sound/wmnf_161109_110618_radioactivityW1_189.MP3 By Rob Lorei On Radioactivity Wednesday we looked at the unexpected win of Donald Trump of the 45th U.S. Presidency and other election results with Patrick Manteiga. He is the editor and publisher of La Gaceta, the nation’s only trilingual newspaper (it is published in English, Spanish and Italian) that is based in Ybor… Read more »

Women’s Show 11/10 – The Glass Ceiling Is Still There…..

By Arlene Engelhardt But at least we can see who is stomping on our heads! What happened on Tuesday?  Why did the polls get it so wrong?  Two analysts will give us their insights: Adele Stan, columnist for The American Prospect. Previously she was Washington bureau chief for AlterNet, the progressive news and culture website. Stan… Read more »

Women’s Show “The Essential Guide to Donald Trump” book review 11/3

5 Days and Counting… We’re down to the wire…less than a week before we choose our next Commander in Chief? That’s up to you to decide. If you still haven’t made up your mind on who you’re voting for then pick up a copy of The Essential Guide to Donald Trump by Kenneth F. McCallion. In… Read more »

Women’s Show 11/3 – FIVE DAYS and Counting…..

Photo by DonkeyHotey Just when you thought this election couldn’t get any stranger…..who knows? Not only has this election been brutal on all of us, it is getting brutal on our constitution and the accountability of laws that govern our nation.  The founders of our nation came from the autocratic, and at times dictatorial countries. … Read more »

Women’s Show 10/27 – “The Trump Effect” and Eyes on Russia

How many days left? Can you still count?  Have you already voted? Unfortunately, although the campaign might end, the work of repairing and rebuilding is just beginning.  I have spent the week, you might say, looking through the eyes of non-voters – and People, “It ain’t pretty.”  First we will go back to school children,… Read more »

Women’s Show 10/20 – “The Trump Effect”

Photo by DonkeyHotey Be careful what you say and do…… People are listening and watching.  Children are listening and watching.  Teachers in schools from K-12 commonly use our national elections as teaching material.  One of the purposes of public education in this country was to prepare children to be citizens in a democracy.  Teachers have… Read more »

Jill Stein

Jill Stein says cabinet could include Richard Wolff or Medea Benjamin

In a C-SPAN interview Tuesday night Green Party Presidential nominee Jill Stein was asked to name some people who might make up her cabinet if she is elected president; her answer included some names like Code Pink’s Medea Benjamin and economist Richard Wolff. “So, for example, on Secretary of State, we would certainly consider someone like… Read more »

Joe Biden

Radioactivity Wednesday: An exclusive interview with Vice President Joe Biden

http://sound.wmnf.org/sound/wmnf_161005_110618_radioactivityW1_189.MP3 By Rob Lorei On Radioactivity Wednesday we aired an exclusive interview by Host Rob Lorei with United States Vice President Joe Biden. They  talked about Donald Trump’s tax returns, the Senate’s refusal to take up the nomination of Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court, Mike Pence, the  working class people who show up at Trump rallies and… Read more »

The Very Exciting & Important Vice Presidential Debate is happening tonight

The Vice Presidential Candidates for the major parties’ tickets will be meeting to chat about how different they are, even though you might not be able to tell them apart without name tags or the right color ties. Tim Kaine (Democrat) and Mike Pense (Republican)’s Venn Diagram overlap would have late 50s/white male/governor/congress in it. After… Read more »

Women’s Show 9/29 – November 8th is Coming Soon!

Arnie Arneson, back by your request and Adele Stan, long-time favorite By Arlene Engelhardt  November 8th is coming soon…  Are you registered to vote?…  Did you along with 84 million others watch the debate Monday night?… Was there a winner? Was there a loser?…  Did you see the dynamics of character that you consider essential… Read more »

Florida This Week; New doc looks at the lasting health effects of 2010 BP oil Spill

http://sound.wmnf.org/sound/wmnf_160919_110618_radioactivityM1_348.MP3 By Rob Lorei On Radioactivity Monday we aired the latest episode of Florida this Week,  a panel discussion show on  state and local politics that is hosted by Rob Lorei on local PBS station WEDU. Among the topics this week: Calls for a federal investigation into Donald Trump’s donation to Pam Bondi’s campaign; The number of… 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 »

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 »

Local veterans talk about the state of VA system ahead of presidential forum on national security

http://sound.wmnf.org/sound/wmnf_160907_110618_radioactivityW1_189.MP3 BY Rob Lorei In advance of  Wednesday night’s forum with Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on national security, we talk about the state’s Veteran Affairs’ system and whether we are doing enough for those who have served. Florida has the 3rd largest veteran population behind Texas and California. On Radioactivity Tuesday our guests,  local veterans Jerry Green and… Read more »

Women’s Show – Politics and “Trumpism” 9/8

To get a little historical perspective on, particularly “Trumpism,” we need to look at the far right.  Phyllis Schlafly, who died Monday, was a huge factor in the shape of the present Republican Party.  Perhaps the reason her views and her tireless organizing are not more recognized is because she was a woman.  Her battles… Read more »