University of South Florida

USF researcher: number of fatal overdoses of some drugs is much higher than shown in federal database

The epidemic of overdoses by certain drugs is likely even worse than reported in a major national database; that’s the conclusion of a study published Tuesday by a researcher at the University of South Florida. WMNF interviewed Troy Quast, an associate professor of health economics at the USF College of Public Health. The study was… Read more »

Predictions & Resolutions 2020

Do you believe part of Nostradamus’s prophecies has come true? The famous French doctor and alchemist from the 16th century, apparently predicted the beginning of the Second World War, Hitler’s ascension, the fall of communism, President J. F. Kennedy’s assassination, India’s independence and the occurrence of Israel State on the world map. According to Nostradamus… Read more »

Assassination of Iranian military leader; theme park worker’s struggle in Orlando; The business case for Medicare for All on Radioactivity

Radioactivity with Rob Lorei Listen Here: Follow this link and select 01/03/19 from the drop down menu: Radioactivity: Interviews & Live Call-In Intro: Good morning welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up—we’ll discuss the assassination last night of Iraq’s top military leader and the prospects for a wider military conflict in the Middle East…. Read more »

Peter Bergen. Jordan Ellenberg. Tana French. Matilda Mann.

Journalist, author and CNN national security analyst, Peter Bergen’s timely new book, Trump And His Generals reads like an outrageous fantasy thriller, set in Washington DC. The antics of the president and his cohorts as they proceed without customary norms to select generals for major posts in his administration could be sub-headed, “Truth Is Definitely… Read more »

Sarasota attorneys file lawsuit over alleged gerrymandering in African American district

Radioactivity with Rob Lorei Listen Here: Or follow this link and select 12/18/19 from the drop down menu: Radioactivity: Interviews & Live Call-In Intro: Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up— A class-action lawsuit filed in Federal Court in Tampa claims that redistricting is actively depriving African Americans of the right to… Read more »

Cody O'Rourke, Rob's guest on Radioactivity

Human rights activist discusses Israel’s plans for new settlements in Hebron

Radioactivity with Rob Lorei Listen Here: Or follow this link and select 12/17/19 from the drop down menu: Radioactivity: Interviews & Live Call-In Intro: Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Earlier this month Israel’s new defense minister ordered plans to build new settler housing in the volatile West Bank city of Hebron. Israel’s pro-settler… Read more »

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 »