Jewish Survivor of Nazi Germany Discusses His Neighbor Adolph Hitler

Radioactivity 3 20 18 Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up—we’ll meet a 94 year old Jewish survivor of Hitler’s Germany…. And we’ll talk with one of the Democrats who is running to challenge Congressman Vern Buchanan. But first two listener comments about yesterday’s program. Yesterday, among other topics, we heard from… Read more »

The Constitution Revision Commission starts narrowing down proposals for Florida’s 2018 ballot

After months of committee meetings and public hearings, the state Constitution Revision Commission on Monday started narrowing a list of proposed constitutional amendments that could go on the November ballot. The 37-member commission, which meets every 20 years, is considering nearly three-dozen ballot proposals that could go on the November general-election ballot. The final 2018… Read more »

Residents struggle for quiet with shooting range near environmentally important land

In northwest Hillsborough County there’s a 400-acre chunk of land that environmentalists hope to save as a way to keep recharging the drinking water aquifer; Monday night in the Hillsborough County Center there’s a land use meeting, in part to talk about the future of this land near Keystone that also includes a shooting range…. Read more »

‘Multiple’ fatalities when Florida International University bridge collapses onto vehicles

A pedestrian bridge being built across an eight-lane highway collapsed at a Miami-area college Thursday, crushing eight vehicles under massive slabs and killing multiple people. By ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON, Associated Press Search and rescue missions were underway in Sweetwater, a suburb of Miami, where Florida International University is located. Eight people were taken to hospitals. The… Read more »

In the Wake of the GOP Tax Bill Workers Face Layoffs and Smaller Bonuses

Radioactivity 3 15 18 Good Morning, welcome to radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up—in the wake of the tax cuts passed by Congress—how are American workers doing? Earlier this year Congress passed and President Trump signed a bill lowering the corporate tax rate from 35 to 21 percent. Much was promised when the corporate tax… Read more »

MidPoint for Thursday, March 15 – John Judis and Tampa mayoral candidate Topher Morrison

Journalist and author John B. Judis was our guest for the first part of this edition of MidPoint. Judis is an editor at large at Talking Points Memo and the author of The Populist Explosion: How the Great Recession Transformed American and European Politics. His piece, “The Two Sides of Immigration Policy,” was published in last… Read more »

Women’s Show 3/15: Tanja Vidovic, Medea Benjamin & Linda Gunter Discuss Necessary Changes

#Never again….. It has been inspiring today to see the number of school children that walked out in honor of the 17 murdered in Parkland.  I only hope that the compassion, commitment and articulate expression of their issues rubs off on all of us.  They are not letting the issue drop.  As a side note, MEDEA… Read more »

Will the US End Participation in the Iran Nuclear Accord Under President Trump’s New Secretary of State?

Radioactivity 3 14 18 Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up— A big shakeup at the Trump administration. Rex Tillerson is out at Secretary of State. That means the current CIA Director moves over to head the State Department. What does it mean for ending US participation in the Iran nuclear accord… Read more »

Student walkouts planned across US to protest gun violence; FLA donor launching Americans for Gun Safety Now

By COLLIN BINKLEY, Associated Press. Associated Press writer Jeff Martin in Atlanta contributed to this report. Follow Binkley on Twitter at @cbinkley From Maine to Hawaii, thousands of students planned to stage walkouts Wednesday to protest gun violence, one month after the deadly shooting inside a high school in Parkland, Florida. Organizers say nearly 3,000 walkouts are… Read more »

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn’t happen this week

Science Magazine published an article yesterday saying research shows that fake news is not only promoted way more by real people than bots, but that fake news spreads much more quickly than real news. Welcome to the 21st century!  By The Associated Press A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue headlines… Read more »

Women Didn’t Count At All on Life Elsewhere

“When the founders wrote, ‘We the People’ they really meant ‘We the White, Wealthy Men.’ Despite much lofty rhetoric, all men were not created equal and women didn’t count at all” You are just four pages in and Elaine Weiss makes clear her superb new book The Woman’s Hour has an unabashed bias, and, deservedly… Read more »

Serenova Pasco County

Environmentalists cite a new reason feds should reject road through Serenova: $150 million price tag

Environmentalists are hoping to save a wilderness preserve in Pasco County from being bisected by a new road; and now that the county’s budget has come out, supporters of the Serenova preserve say they plan to ask the feds to deny permitting because the cost estimate for the Ridge Road Extension has nearly doubled. WMNF… Read more »

Americans oppose state preemption on guns & minimum wage: poll

Actions by a south Florida city could end up challenging a Florida law that prohibits local governments from enacting gun laws that are stricter than state laws; and a new nationwide poll suggests that Americans oppose rules that preempt local laws. It’s called “preemption.” Coral Gables city commissioners say they will risk fines and losing… Read more »

Florida Senate names program which allows school employees to be armed after slain coach Aaron Feis

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — In response to a deadly Florida school shooting last month, the state’s Senate narrowly passed a bill Monday that would create new restrictions on rifle sales and allow some teachers to carry guns in schools. The 20-18 vote came after three hours of often emotional debate. Support and opposition crossed party… Read more »

Center for Biological Diversity

Could Floridians vote on a drilling ban in state waters?

There is one possible amendment up for consideration by the Florida Constitutional Revision Commission that would ban all fossil fuel drilling in Florida waters; our guest in the studio was Jaclyn Lopez, Florida director of the Center For Biological Diversity. The Constitutional Revision Commission is formed every 20 years and its members are mostly picked by… Read more »