Radioactivity guest says hurricane recovery would be better in Puerto Rico if it were a state and had voting representation in Congress

Listen Here (Select Tuesday, May 28th in the dropdown menu): Radioactivity: Interviews & Live Call-In Intro: Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. Later in the program we’ll talk about the latest on efforts to privatize some Florida beaches. But first- We’ll discuss Puerto Rico’s recovery from the hurricane. WASHINGTON (AP) — A House GOP conservative blocked… Read more »

Another Look At The Headlines + A Conversation With Ani DiFranco + New Music from Tiawa on Life Elsewhere

Theresa Resigns! A Stable Genius Insults The Speaker! Espionage & Assange! The “I” Word! Alabama Abortion Alarm! Dems Identity Crisis! Trump Trauma Disorder! Orchestrated Chaos! The headlines kept coming. Breathlessly the talking heads on cable news and the itchy-fingered online commentators barely had time to catch their collective breath this past week. As breaking news… Read more »

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Cabinet meeting in Israel “could be a violation” of Florida’s Sunshine Laws

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is leading a huge delegation to Israel beginning Saturday that includes a state Cabinet meeting inside the controversial new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem. But is that meeting a violation of Florida’s open-meeting laws, known as “government in the Sunshine” laws? WMNF asked Barbara Peterson. She’s president of the First Amendment Foundation,… Read more »

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Supporter of Venezuela’s president will speak in Tampa on Friday

The U.S. government considers someone who wasn’t elected to be the interim president of Venezuela. But the elected president, Nicolas Maduro has maintained power despite the attempted coup. Several Trump administration officials have implied the U.S. could intervene militarily. A supporter of the Maduro government will speak this Friday in Tampa about what she learned… Read more »

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FDOT hosting public workshops on options for downtown Tampa and Westshore interchanges

The Florida Department of Transportation is hosting two public workshops this week to share information about proposed changes to a stretch of I-275 in Tampa from the Westshore / Veterans Expressway to the I-4 / downtown interchange. The first one is Tuesday evening. Rick Fernandez is the transportation committee chair for the Tampa Heights Civic… Read more »

Insects – Good and Bad on the Sustainable Living Program

On Monday’s Sustainable Living Program we had two guests talking about insects; good and bad. Paul Zamoda, a local plant and insect expert; and Daniel Dye, Gainesville area insect expert joined us. Daniel is also an expert on spiders and snakes and has written books about these subjects. Paul has expertise in various other gardening… Read more »

A Conversation With Klive & Nigel Humberstone of In The Nursery on Life Elsewhere

Alternative, Ambient, Atmospheric, Cinematic, Electronic, Experimental, Industrial, Modern Classical, Neo-Classical, Soundtrack, these are just some of the labels used to describe In The Nursery, the Sheffield-based musical project centered around the nucleus of twin brothers Klive and Nigel Humberstone who have been producing music since 1981. Even their own publicity reads, “Their cinematic style blends electronics,… Read more »

Abortion Rights organizations take provider restrictions to court

Abortion-rights groups challenge restrictions on providers By DENISE LAVOIE AP Legal Affairs Writer RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — As abortion opponents cheer the passage of fetal heartbeat laws and other bans on the procedure, abortion-rights groups have been waging a quieter battle in courthouses around the country to overturn less direct restrictions passed in recent years…. Read more »

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Hillsborough will study “Boulevard Tampa” & vote on ferry to MacDill AFB

There’s a growing movement among transportation advocates in Tampa to remove I-275 between the I-4 interchange and the I-75 junction and put an at-grade road in its place to re-connect neighborhoods like Seminole Heights and Tampa Heights. Last week the Hillsborough County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) voted unanimously to study the idea of what’s called… Read more »

Progressives: independent body should draw new district lines in Sarasota

Now that the Sarasota County Commission is made up of single-member districts, commissioners are considering re-drawing the district lines to create districts with more equal populations. But a progressive group wants an independent group to draw the new lines, rather than have the commissioners do it. WMNF interviewed Claire Snyder-Hall, the president of the Sarasota-Charlotte… Read more »

State of Florida sued over its solitary confinement policy

Suit: Florida solitary confinement policy excessive, cruel By BRENDAN FARRINGTON Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Department of Corrections is being sued over its use of solitary confinement in a complaint filed Wednesday by the Southern Poverty Law Center, Florida Legal Services and the Florida Justice Institute. The federal class action lawsuit alleges… Read more »

Florida Bar won’t dismiss complaint over Rep. Gaetz tweet

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida Bar disciplinary investigation will continue into a tweet sent by Republican U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz about President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen. Gaetz is a strong supporter of the president. Bar officials said in a statement Wednesday the matter is being examined by a grievance committee. Gaetz represents… Read more »

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Custodians rally against privatization at Hillsborough School Board

On Tuesday afternoon custodians from Hillsborough County Schools rallied outside the school district’s building in downtown Tampa. They were there during the School Board meeting because they’re upset about a proposal to let private companies bid to do their work instead. Custodians and their allies rallied outside the school district building Tuesday morning as well…. Read more »