Gun control activist says the state legislature and Attorney General Ashley Moody are “pulling out all the stops” to block proposed military-style weapons ban amendment from being on Florida ballot next year

Radioactivity with Rob Lorei Listen Here: Select 08/06/19 from the drop down menu Radioactivity: Interviews & Live Call-In Intro: Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. After another series of gun massacres shocked the country this past weekend- many people are wondering what can be done to limit gun violence in the US? We’re… Read more »

Mix of solemnity, frustration at St. Pete vigil for victims of gun violence

About three hundred people held candles, prayed and cheered during a vigil against gun violence Monday night in St. Petersburg. On stage, elected officials and activists made passionate speeches, some of them furious that mass shootings continue. Before the vigil, U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) expressed his frustration with the U.S. Senate for not… Read more »

Food bank Spokesperson Says in Some Parts Of Tampa Bay, 25% of the Population May Be Food Insecure

Radioactivity with Rob Lorei Listen Here: Select 08/02/19 from the drop down menu Radioactivity: Interviews & Live Call-In Intro: About 3.1 million people would lose food stamp benefits under the Trump administration’s proposal to tighten automatic eligibility requirements for the food stamp program. As Politico reports in a cost-benefit analysis, USDA estimates that tightening the policy… Read more »

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Why do pilot whales strand? We ask experts

On Monday, five pilot whales became stranded in shallow water off Redington Beach in Pinellas County. After a day-long rescue effort, three of the whales were released back into deeper water and two were taken to a nearby rehabilitation facility. In an email on Tuesday, a spokesperson for the Clearwater Marine Aquarium told WMNF that… Read more »

A Discussion About Florida’s Springs And What Is Being Done To Protect Them

Radioactivity with Rob Lorei Listen Here: Select 07/26/19 from the drop down menu Radioactivity: Interviews & Live Call-In Intro: This summer we may see a record number of heat index days reaching over 100 degrees. While environmentalists continue to push Tallahassee and Washington to do something about global warming- progress has been slow. One of… Read more »

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Florida Cabinet approves Tampa Electric’s power plant changes despite objections from environmentalists

Tampa Electric got final approval for major changes to its Big Bend Power Station in Apollo Beach; on Thursday morning the Florida Cabinet voted 3-1 in favor of TECO’s plan that includes reducing the amount of coal used to generate electricity and increasing the burning of methane gas. Holland & Knight attorney Larry Curtin represented… Read more »

Clearwater Rep. Legislator Explains Why He Criticized the “Send Her Back” Chants at the Trump Rally; Professor Points to Similarities between Trump’s Rally and Rallies During the Rise of Fascism

Radioactivity with Rob Lorei Listen Here: Select 07/23/19 from the drop down menu Radioactivity: Interviews & Live Call-In Intro: Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up we’ll speak with a local elected Republican who has been critical of the chants last week at the Trump campaign rally following President Trump’s tweets last… Read more »

Florida State Sen. Jeff Brandes (R-Pinellas)

Republican Florida Sen. Jeff Brandes: “we should apologize” for Trump’s call for Congress members to “go back” to where they came from

On Friday a member of the Tampa Tiger Bay Club confronted Republican State Senator Jeff Brandes in order to get his response to the chant and to Trump’s tweet saying four members of Congress should “go back” to where they came from. “So, here’s what I’ll say. I think that at the end of the… Read more »

Congressman Charlie Crist Visits Homestead Migrant Detention Camp; Questions Why For Profit Operator Charges $750/Day

Radioactivity with Rob Lorei Listen Here: Select 07/17/19 from the drop down menu Radioactivity: Interviews & Live Call-In Intro: The Miami New Times reports the Homestead detention facility for child immigrants — 3,200-bed facility — the nation’s only for-profit child detention center — is not licensed or overseen by state child-welfare workers, and at least… Read more »

Environmental group names multi-billion dollar firm Cargill as the ‘Worst Company in the World’

Radioactivity with Rob Lorei Listen Here: Select 07/16/19 from the drop down menu Radioactivity: Interviews & Live Call-In Intro: Good morning- welcome to radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up- a new study looks at what might be the worst corporations in the world. It’s a corporation that once had strong ties to the Tampa Bay… Read more »

“The Wonders of Nature” on Morning Energy

Earthquakes, Hurricanes, and Tsunamis are some of the world’s most powerful and dangerous natural disasters. And although we often focus on the destruction that often accompanies these natural disasters, there are many ways that they have proven to be beneficial to our environment. It has been said that natural disasters are mother nature’s way of… Read more »

WMNF Board Statement On The Treatment of Migrants in the US

This is an editorial statement from the Nathan B Stubblefield Foundation Board of Directors The current treatment of migrants and asylum seekers by our national government has reached the point of cruelty and human rights abuses. Daily, we hear the stories of families separated, children deprived of basic sanitation, and people locked in crowded spaces for weeks on… Read more »

Scientist Says Low Tech Solution Would Help Solve Climate Crisis: Plant A Trillion Trees

Radioactivity with Rob Lorei Listen Here: Select 07/10/19 from the drop down menu Radioactivity: Interviews & Live Call-In Intro: Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. A scientist in Switzerland says there may be a low-tech solution to solving the world’s CO2 problem- which is causing the climate crisis—we’ll talk with him in a moment… But first-… Read more »

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What a Tampa resident saw from outside Homestead detention camp for migrant children

Human rights observers have reported on poor conditions at migrant detention camps near the border – some people are calling them concentration camps. Many young migrants are being detained in Homestead, Florida; WMNF asked a Tampa resident, Marina Welch with the new group Witness for Homestead, what she saw when she traveled there recently. “I… Read more »

A Forgotten African American Cemetery Discovered and Reducing Plastic in Our Oceans

Radioactivity with Rob Lorei Listen Here: Select 07/02/19 from the drop down menu Radioactivity: Interviews & Live Call-In Intro: Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up—The Tampa bay times has revealed the existence of a long forgotten African American cemetery in an area a few miles north of downtown Tampa. We’ll talk… Read more »