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 »

President Trump Hires Controversial Televangelist Who Got Her Start in Tampa

Radioactivity with Rob Lorei Listen Here: Or follow this link and select 11/08/19 from the drop down menu: Radioactivity: Interviews & Live Call-In Intro: The New York Times reported two weeks ago: “Paula White, a televangelist based in Florida and personal pastor to President Trump whom he has known since 2002, has joined the Trump administration… Read more »

TECO CO2 emissions / climate change

Athena Society hears about Florida Climate Reporting Network

Climate change is affecting Florida more than just about any other state; that’s one reason why a coalition of 18 partners, including news organizations, have banded together to form what’s called the Florida Climate Reporting Network. Several members spoke about the collaboration Thursday afternoon in Tampa at the Athena Society. The media partnership received grant… Read more »

Florida Health Advocates Speak Out about Possible Cuts to the Medicaid Disability Program and in Favor of Medicaid Expansion

Radioactivity with Rob Lorei Listen Here: Or follow this link and select 11/06/19 from the drop down menu: Radioactivity: Interviews & Live Call-In Intro: Good morning, I’m Rob Lorei and this is Radioactivity. Medicaid is health coverage set up to protect our most vulnerable citizens at any stage in their lives. 73 million people around… Read more »

Hillsborough HIKING SPREE starts this weekend; The Time’s Festival of Reading this Saturday; And new allegations of Saudi Government involvement in 9/11

Radioactivity with Rob Lorei Listen Here: Or follow this link and select 11/05/19 from the drop down menu: Radioactivity: Interviews & Live Call-In Intro: Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up—now that the weather is getting sunnier and cooler we’ll have some suggestions for getting outdoors and exploring Hillsborough County. We’ll also… Read more »

MPO CAC on TBX

Hillsborough residents have a chance to weigh in on transportation issues

On WMNF’s MidPoint Monday we talked about a range of Tampa Bay area transportation issues. The Florida Department of Transport (FDOT) recently came out with its preferred plan for the interchange that’s often called “Malfunction Junction.” It’s where I-4 ends at I-275 near downtown Tampa. Originally this intersection was going to get renovated through something… Read more »

“National Disability Employment Month” on Morning Energy

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). NDEAM is a national campaign held to raise awareness about employment issues for disabled people and to also celebrate their accomplishments and contributions to society.  NDEAM is also an extension of “National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week”, which came into existence in 1945 when Congress enacted Public Law… Read more »

Tampa beercan building reflection

City of Tampa will host a Community Resource Fair

This weekend the City of Tampa is hosting a “Community Resource Fair” to give residents information about city services and job opportunities. WMNF spoke about it with Vanessa McCleary, Tampa’s Housing and Community Development manager. “This fair is about all the different services that we think that people might be needing and not sure how… Read more »

How Scientology and its Church members have secretly bought much of the property in downtown Clearwater

Radioactivity with Rob Lorei Listen Here: Or follow this link and select 10/24/19 from the drop down menu: Radioactivity: Interviews & Live Call-In Intro: Good morning- welcome to WMNF’s Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up—the mystery behind the recent purchase of much of the commercial property in Downtown Clearwater by the Church of Scientology and… Read more »

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 »