Tampa Police Captain Dugan meets with weapons vendor Safariland

Tampa Police Captain Brian Dugan met with weapons and law enforcement equipment vendor Safariland Tuesday November 22. Andrea Davis is a spokesperson for Tampa Police, and she said that Safariland arranged the appointment. Occupy Tampa protesters say they saw him at Moxies sandwich shop with several company representatives at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. When WMNF last… Read more »

Three members of Occupy Tampa arrested Friday; Protesters say video disputes battery charges

At about 3 o’clock this morning the Tampa Police Department arrested three protesters from the Occupy Tampa movement on the sidewalk in front of Curtis Hixon Park. WMNF’s Josh Holton reports, video shows Corporal L.J. Miles and about a dozen police told the group to remove newly-erected tents, and arrested the first of three protesters,… Read more »

Two more Occupy Tampa detentions; police make them remove all belongings

Monday morning update: there were three arrests early this morning and we’ll bring you a full report at 4pm. In the meantime here’s one eyewitness report from OpenLetterNews.org. Thursday afternoon update from Occupy Tampa: “Alex Schlegel and Daiquiri Jones, the two occupiers who were detained this morning … The two were released but their charges… Read more »

The Church Of Scientology responds To Janet Reitman’s book Inside Scientology

Last Monday on this program we featured an interview with Janet Reitman, author of a new book called Inside Scientology. Reitman describes the book as the first objective book on Scientology. It describes a church with fewer members than what church officials proclaim. It describes an autocratic ruler in charge of the church-David Miscavage who… Read more »

Janet Reitman: author of Inside Scientology (The Story of America’s Most Secretive Religion)

Good afternoon, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Scientology, a religion founded by science fiction writer L Ron Hubbard describes itself as the world’s fastest growing religion. The Church of Scientology is a significant player locally—owning significant amounts of real estate in Clearwater and Ybor City. For years the church has been embroiled in scandal…. Read more »

Health Care Debate Heats Up

Tuesday night, members of the Pinellas County Medical Association met at Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg where two doctors debated health care reform and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Dr. David McKalip and Dr. Mona Mangat went head-to-head for nearly two hours. McKalip, a neurosurgeon, calls for its repeal. Mangat, a physician… Read more »

Alex Sink works to secure loans for small businesses

Today more than a dozen small business owners gathered to hear financial advice form the state’s Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink. At the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce, Sink heard some of their struggles and optimism, while giving suggestions for improving Florida’s economy, and galvanizing job creation. Small businesses play an important part in Florida’s… Read more »

volunteers to help restore houses on Saturday

 Energy Efficient Homes Initiative  Tomorrow the group Rebuilding Together Tampa Bay will hold its 6th annual Rebuild Day, partnering with several local and national organizations to try to make a positive difference for 12 bay area homeowners. Jose Garcia is the Executive Director of Rebuilding Tampa Bay, which rehabilitates  houses for low income people and seniors  … Read more »

Amy Goodman speaks on Static

Amy Goodman, host of Democracy Now! spoke last night at the Tampa Theatre promoting the new book, Static, which she co-wrote with her brother David Goodman, who also lectured. WMNF’s Sean Kinane reports. Much of the book Static is about how the corporate media does the bidding of the government. To illustrate this point, Amy… Read more »

WHAT IS PERMACULTURE?

Peter Bane, the editor of THE PERMACULTURE ACTIVIST MAGAZINE joined WMNF for this segment to discuss the idea of permaculture. A central theme in permaculture is the design of ecological landscapes that produce food. Emphasis is placed on multi-use plants, cultural practices such as sheet mulching and trellising, and the integration of animals to recycle… Read more »

WILL FLORIDA SHUT DOWN PUBLICALLY PROVIDED WIFI?-Andrew Stelzer

According to MegaPath, the issue of public access to wireless internet access came to national attention in 2004 in the state of Pennsylvania, when city of Philadelphia was launching their initiative to make the entire city a wireless hotspot, and the telecommunications industry tried to stop it from happening. Now Florida state legislators are considering… Read more »

DR. RICHARD KARL – SURGERY

ACROSS THE RED LINE: STORIES FROM THE SURGICAL LIFE. Dr. Richard Karl is chair of the Department of Surgery at the University of South Florida College of Medicine at USF in Tampa. This new book explores what it’s like to be a surgeon, what makes a good surgeon, the reality of the operating room and… Read more »