Hands Across the Sand opposition to drilling and fracking

DEP gives permit to drill in Florida Panhandle

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has given a Texas company a permit to drill six exploratory wells for oil and gas in the Panhandle; but environmental groups say that’s a bad idea. WMNF interviewed Georgia Ackerman, Riverkeeper and executive director at Apalachicola Riverkeeper. “The Florida DEP Oil and Gas Program has issued exploratory oil… Read more »

Belief & Climate Change

Why are so many humans religious? Why do we daydream, imagine, and hope? Philosophers, theologians, social scientists, and historians have offered explanations for centuries, but their accounts often ignore or even avoid human evolution. Evolutionary scientists answer with proposals for why ritual, religion, and faith make sense as adaptations to past challenges or as by-products… Read more »

Editors and reporters discuss the future of the news industry on Radioactivity

Radioactivity with Rob Lorei Listen Here: Or follow this link and select 12/12/19 from the drop down menu: Radioactivity: Interviews & Live Call-In This program was videotaped and put on our WMNF News Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/WMNFNews/ Intro: Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Last week we had a conversation with the executive… Read more »

Legendary musician John McEuen on Radioactivity

Radioactivity with Rob Lorei Listen Here: Or follow this link and select 12/11/19 from the drop down menu: Radioactivity: Interviews & Live Call-In This program was videotaped and put on our WMNF News Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/WMNFNews/ Intro: Good morning welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. In the background we’re listening to one of the… Read more »

The local leaders of the effort to pass the ERA; A new documentary explores the Taser related death of a South Florida teen

Radioactivity with Rob Lorei Listen Here: Or follow this link and select 12/10/19 from the drop down menu: Radioactivity: Interviews & Live Call-In The first part of this program was videotaped and put on our WMNF News Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/WMNFNews/ Intro: Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. Congress first approved the Equal Rights Amendment in… Read more »

India climate change activist

Nonprofit founder talks about environmental innovations in India

Environmentalists in the United States and India often face different types of challenges, but they can also learn from each other on innovative ways to confront global problems like climate change. An activist and socially conscious entrepreneur from New Delhi, India will speak Tuesday evening in St. Petersburg about these environmental challenges. The community conversation… Read more »

A Private Conversation With Amy Rigby

Amy Rigby has been crisscrossing the USA promoting her memoir, Girl To City, stopping at music venues and book stores from upstate New York to the Pacific North West. She reads from her book, often she plays her guitar, sometimes she is accompanied by musician friends.  The acclaimed singer-songwriter loves the experience as evident by… Read more »

State Union Leader Says More Than 17,000 State Workers Make So Little Money They Are Eligible for Public Assistance; Governor DeSantis says No to State Worker Pay Raise Next Year

Radioactivity with Rob Lorei Listen Here: Or follow this link and select 11/20/19 from the drop down menu: Radioactivity: Interviews & Live Call-In Intro: Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. President Trump’s ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland is testifying right now in front of the House Intelligence Committee as that committee considers impeachment. Sondland… Read more »

graves at King High School photo by Sean Kinane / WMNF News

Radar finds 145 graves at King High School – How should Hillsborough community respond?

There are 145 graves on the grounds of King High School; on Wednesday morning Hillsborough School Board member Tamara Shamburger called the announcement “rather challenging times” for the school district. “We believe we have found Ridgewood Cemetery (on the King High School campus). We remain committed to respecting the individuals who are buried there and… Read more »

Long Time Peace Activist Touts Non-Violence As Effective Way to Bring About Positive Social Change

Radioactivity with Rob Lorei Listen Here: Or follow this link and select 11/19/19 from the drop down menu: Radioactivity: Interviews & Live Call-In Intro: Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Non-violence was used successfully in the last 70 years to achieve social change around the world and here in the US from Indian… Read more »

Interview with climate scientist Michael Mann ahead of his speech in St. Petersburg

Radioactivity with Rob Lorei Listen Here: Or follow this link and select 11/15/19 from the drop down menu: Radioactivity: Interviews & Live Call-In Intro: Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. One of the top climate scientists in the country is speaking tonight in St. Petersburg. We’ll meet him in just a moment. First… Read more »

Deadline to Sign Up For the Affordable Health Care Act is December 15; Premiums Expected to Remain Flat or Decline Slightly

Radioactivity with Rob Lorei Listen Here: Or follow this link and select 11/13/19 from the drop down menu: Radioactivity: Interviews & Live Call-In Intro: Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity, I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up we’ll talk about access to Medical insurance—under the Affordable Care Act. Florida saw record numbers sign up last year for Obamcare…. Read more »

Legal Advice for Veterans on Appeals, Spousal Benefits, Burn Pits, Blue Water, Upgrading “Bad Papers”, Veterans Courts and the New Form System

Radioactivity with Rob Lorei Listen Here: Or follow this link and select 11/12/19 from the drop down menu: Radioactivity: Interviews & Live Call-In Intro: Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Yesterday was Veterans Day. Many people serve in the US military and never see combat and do no dangerous jobs. Others have taken… Read more »

Captain Paul Watson of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society in St. Pete, Florida by Sean Kinane

Sea Shepherd founder: “no whales will be killed in international waters” this year

According to its website, the “Sea Shepherd Conservation Society is an international non-profit, marine wildlife conservation organization.” They rely on direct-action tactics to stop illegal activities and are often involved in a confrontation with other ships when trying to stop, for example, illegal whaling. Their founder, Captain Paul Watson, was in the Tampa Bay area… Read more »