Tampa City Council will workshop CRAs

On Monday Tampa City Council, acting as the Community Redevelopment Agency will hold a workshop about CRAs, including the possibility of hiring an executive director to oversee the city’s Community Redevelopment Areas. City Council member Bill Carlson has concerns that the rest of Tampa residents are unfairly subsidizing some CRAs. “There are eight of them… Read more »

A Kurdish American in South Florida raises concerns about the US withdrawal from Syria and an interview with Russian investigative journalists

Radioactivity with Rob Lorei Listen Here: Select 10/23/19 from the drop down menu Radioactivity: Interviews & Live Call-In Intro: Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Later in the program we’ll meet a Kurdish American now living in South Florida who will give us his perspective on the decision by the US to pull… Read more »

Adjunct professors vote to unionize at St. Petersburg College

On Tuesday, adjunct faculty at St. Petersburg College voted to unionize. They’ll be with SEIU FPSU Faculty Forward. WMNF interviewed Angela Edwards-Luckett, an adjunct professor of world religions at St. Petersburg College. Professor Edwards-Luckett says that adjunct faculty earn only a fraction of the wages of full-time professors. “I voted to unionize because I recognize… Read more »

Cult Expert Explains How President Trump Uses Mind Control

Radioactivity with Rob Lorei Listen Here: Select 10/22/19 from the drop down menu Radioactivity: Interviews & Live Call-In Intro: Host Rob Lorei: Later in the program we’ll talk with cult expert Steven Hassan about his latest book The Cult of Trump: A Leading Cult Expert Explains How The President Uses Mind Control (Simon & Schuster). Hassan is… Read more »

Carrollwood residents want to protect cypress wetlands from development

A group of Hillsborough County residents is trying to save cypress wetlands near Dale Mabry Highway from rezoning that could lead to development. They’ve started a change.org petition and a Facebook group, Save Carrollwood’s Wetland. WMNF spoke with Lauren McFadden, a resident of Carrollwood-Northdale area. Listen: “What they’re wanting to do in this wetland area… Read more »

Pulitzer Prize Winning Reporter Debunks President Trump’s Deep State Conspiracy Theory

Radioactivity with Rob Lorei Listen Here: Select 10/17/19 from the drop down menu Radioactivity: Interviews & Live Call-In Intro: Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up—we’ll look at the origins of the investigation into Russia’s alleged ties to Donald Trump. But first three listener comments about yesterday’s program on which we played… Read more »

WMNF hires new general manager, Rick Fernandes

WMNF has a new general manager; the Tampa Bay area’s full-power community radio station announced Wednesday that the station’s board of directors has hired Rick Fernandes, who will start on November 11. In the past, Fernandes served as the executive director of the Fred Rogers Center, an executive at Time Warner and the director of… Read more »

Donald Trump

“It’s plain as day the president has betrayed his oath of office,” says Rep. Kathy Castor

WMNF News asked Congress member Kathy Castor for her thoughts on the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump; Castor is a Democrat representing the Tampa area and says that Trump “abused his power in trading our national security interest for a personal vendetta.” We also asked Tuesday whether her party could suffer politically if the… Read more »

St. Petersburg City Council candidate

St. Pete city council candidate forum at USF SP

On WMNF’s MidPoint Monday we hear from seven of the eight candidates running for St. Petersburg City Council. The audio from a League of Women Voters forum at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg on September 25, 2019. St. Petersburg’s Municipal General Elections are November 5. The deadline to register to vote is Monday,… Read more »

John Morgan

Watch John Morgan’s speech in Ybor City

Orlando attorney John Morgan spoke Friday at the Cuban Club in Ybor City for the Tampa Tiger Bay Club. Morgan led a successful drive to add medical marijuana to the Florida Constitution in 2016. Morgan says that as he gets older and loses weight his “last big crusade” will be to get a minimum wage… Read more »

King High School Students Discuss Fundraiser Due to Lack of Technology Funding in Classroom

Radioactivity with Rob Lorei Listen Here: Select 09/23/19 from the drop down menu Radioactivity: Interviews & Live Call-In Intro: My first topic today was about the effort by two King High School students in East Tampa/Temple Terrace to try to get 50 new (or relatively new) computers for their school.They want to either get computers… Read more »

USF St. Pete Faculty Senate President Says Currents Plans for Consolidation Are a Disaster

Radioactivity with Rob Lorei Listen Here: Select 09/19/19 from the drop down menu Radioactivity: Interviews & Live Call-In Intro: There’s a growing controversy over the preliminary plans unveiled last week by the University of South Florida’s new President—Steven Currall—over the re-consolidation of USF’s three campuses—Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota. President Currall unveiled a preliminary blueprint… Read more »

Is Gov. DeSantis Running a Pay to Play Political Committee?

Radioactivity with Rob Lorei Listen Here: Select 09/18/19 from the drop down menu Radioactivity: Interviews & Live Call-In Intro: Good morning, welcome to WMNF’s Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up—Our new Governor has promised to “drain the swamp” in Tallahassee—but the political editor at the Tampa Bay Times has uncovered what looks like a pay-to-play… Read more »