How bad is the Texas Obamacare ruling?

After judge’s ruling against Obamacare, what happens now? By MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge’s ruling would, if upheld, wipe away the entire Affordable Care Act, the health care overhaul championed by President Barack Obama and twice sustained by the Supreme Court. Judge Reed O’Connor’s opinion was issued late Friday and supporters… Read more »

Jewels. Genes. Gifted. on Life Elsewhere

The first thing you discover when entering the dazzling, Radiant Masterworks By Jean Schlumberger From The Mellon Collection at The Museum of Fine Art, St. Petersburg, Florida is the beautifully designed exhibition manages to compliment the precious objects perfectly. All too often, displays of intricate artworks are overwhelmed by grandiose staging or maudlin, somber, eerily cold… Read more »

Fake News Roundup

FAKE NEWS: A look at what didn’t happen this week By The Associated Press Click here to read more about The Washington Post’s survey as to whether Americans believe President Trump’s statements. A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even… Read more »

Remembering Pete Shelley on Life Elsewhere

In 1975 Pete Shelley (real name Peter Campbell McNeish) and Howard Devoto (real name Howard Trafford) decide to start a band and chance upon a headline: “It’s The Buzz, Cock!” And, Buzzcocks were born. In 1977 Buzzcocks released their first EP, Spiral Scratch, on their independent label, New Hormones. When Devoto left the band in February 1977, Shelley took… Read more »

Florida & Texas migrant teen detention centers don’t screen staff for abuse or neglect

Caregivers for 3600 migrant teens lack complete abuse checks By MARTHA MENDOZA and GARANCE BURKE, Associated Press Nearly every adult working with children in the U.S. — from nannies to teachers to coaches — has undergone state screenings to ensure they have no proven history of abusing or neglecting kids. One exception: thousands of workers at… Read more »

Florida panther

Conservation groups warn about proposed development in FL panther habitat

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is considering a proposal by developers to build a sprawling residential community on thousands of acres of prime Florida panther habitat in eastern Collier County; but several environmental groups are fighting back. WMNF News interviewed Amber Crooks, environmental policy manager for the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. “The Florida panther… Read more »

Wild Fermentation on the Sustainable Living show

On Monday’s Sustainable Living Program  on WMNF, we talked about fermenting. Our guests we’re Sarah Arrazola, founder of St. Pete Ferments, Tampa Bay’s first wild fermentation food and beverage Company. She’s a St. Petersburg native and a co-founder of the annual Florida Ferment Fest in Stuart FL. Caitlin McMullen, another FL Native and homesteading herbalist, Florida… Read more »

Two New Must Reads & Must Hear New Music! (on Life Elsewhere)

After a deadly terrorist bombing at the American embassy in Lebanon in 1983, only one man inside the CIA possessed the courage and skills to rebuild the networks destroyed in the blast: William Buckley. But the new Beirut station chief quickly became the target of a young terrorist named Imad Mughniyeh. This riveting story is… Read more »

New Book by Veteran NYT Reporter Chronicles Some of the Major Events of Civil Rights Movement

Radioactivity 11 30 18 The late NYT reporter John Herbers often covered major the news of the 1950’s and 60’s: civil rights marches, Vietnam War protests, the 1968 presidential campaign, the assassination of Senator Robert F. Kennedy, the Watergate scandal and the resignation of President Richard M. Nixon. But perhaps the most important part of… Read more »

TECO CO2 emissions / climate change

National Climate Assessment says Florida is battered by climate change and it will get much worse

National Climate Assessment says Florida is battered now by climate change and it will get much worse without serious action. Last week thirteen federal agencies released a National Climate Assessment spelling out serious economic risks unless the country does more to slow climate change. Todd Sack is a doctor in Jacksonville and serves on the… Read more »

Second Amendment Scholar Says Gun Regulations Were Part of Original Intent of Founders

Our guest today says that the writers of the Second Amendment to the Bill of Rights of the US Constitution intended for guns to be regulated. This is WMNF’s Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. There’s an effort to put an assault weapons ban on the 2020 Florida ballot. A group called Ban Assault Weapons Now is… Read more »

Feds waive FBI background checks for migrant children camp staff

US waived FBI checks on staff at growing teen migrant camp By GARANCE BURKE AND MARTHA MENDOZA, Associated Press TORNILLO, Texas (AP) — The Trump administration has put the safety of thousands of teens at a migrant detention camp at risk by waiving FBI fingerprint checks for their caregivers and short-staffing mental health workers, according to… Read more »