Peta Lindsay

WMNF interview with Party for Socialism and Liberation presidential candidate Peta Lindsay

There are twelve presidential candidates on the Florida ballot, not counting write-ins. You know about the Democrat and the Republican and we’ve also brought you the voices of the presidential candidates from the Libertarian, Green, Constitution and Justice Parties. But there’s also a new political party called the Party for Socialism and Liberation. Thursday I… Read more »

Protesters in Tampa march on the RNC with a host of complaints

Hundreds of activists rallied at a park in downtown Tampa this morning against the Republican Party. After hearing from dozens of groups representing interests from healthcare to women’s rights, protesters marched through the streets of Tampa under tight police control. William Sloan, a Vietnam veteran, ignored the sweat cascading down his face to demand peace…. Read more »

Occupy Tampa to challenge constitutionality of city’s sidewalk ordinance

Arrests of Occupy Tampa members have slowed down, but the court hearings for the dozens charged so far are still underway. Last week after an arraignment, one defense council said he plans to argue that the city ordinance some Occupy Tampa members are charged with violating is unconstitutional. Andrew “Pepe” Kovanis was accused of disobeying… Read more »

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 »

9/11 remembered by peace supporters

As America marked the tenth anniversary of September eleventh yesterday, the county’s attention was fixed on remembering lives lost in the now infamous tragedy. But while many folks used the day to justify retaliatory military action such as the Wars in Iraq or Afghanistan, some people in Tampa promoted a message of peace. Musicians, activists,… Read more »

HIV/AIDS infections an epidemic among African-Americans

Florida HIV infection rates have increased recently in two groups: gay and bisexual males, and African-American females. WMNF’s Josh Holton reports from today’s National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS conference at the University of South Florida’s College of Public Health. A report released this week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC,… 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 »