The Case For Impeachment Of President Trump

Coming up today—the case for impeachment of Donald Trump. And later WMNF is offering free air time for candidates. Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Robert Lorei…. Even before the latest revelations about alleged racism and alleged connections to Russian organized crime figures by authors Omarosa Manigault Newman and Craig Unger—there is a long track… Read more »

Two Experts On Two Serious Topics on Life Elsewhere

Your Medical Data & The Dark Web. In a recent article for Global Research, Dr. Binoy Kampmark warns of nefarious use of our medical data on the dark web. He writes, “Patient profiles can be built, with credentials mustered for reasons of impersonation to obtain health services.  Medical equipment and drugs can be duly purchased,… Read more »

Will Russia hack the Florida vote?

Senator Bill Nelson: Russia has breached Florida state election systems By DEB RIECHMANN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Florida’s Democratic senator said Wednesday that Russian operatives have penetrated some of his state’s election systems ahead of this year’s midterms, but state officials said they have no information to support the claim. “They have already penetrated certain… Read more »

Florida schools struggle with financing and staffing for mandated school security

Florida schools struggle to meet security rule By TERRY SPENCER, Associated Press FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida reacted to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre by becoming the first state to require police or armed guards at all public schools. It’s a mandate many districts are struggling to meet, financially and logistically. In the… Read more »

Top Environmentalist Warns Florida Springs and Freshwater Aquifer Are at Risk

Florida springs and aquifer at risk warns top environmentalist This year the environment is emerging as a top issue in both the primary and the general election. The Democrats have been debating who is closer to Big Sugar and a mall to be built by a Graham family company near the Everglades. Candidates are attacking… Read more »

Social media anonymity may not be guaranteed as free speech

Judge: Social media user isn’t entitled to anonymity By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN, Associated Press A social media platform can be compelled to divulge account information belonging to a woman who anonymously chatted online about plans for last summer’s deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, a federal magistrate judge ruled Monday. U.S. Magistrate Judge Joseph Spero’s 28-page… Read more »

Guilty Pleasure & Starting Over on Life Elsewhere

In the next edition of Life Elsewhere, two books about love, fantasy, and change – but not necessarily in that order. Bachelor Nation: Inside the World of America’s Favorite Guilty Pleasure by Amy Kaufman For sixteen years and thirty-six seasons, the Bachelor franchise has been a mainstay in American TV viewers’ lives. Since it premiered in… Read more »

Little voter fraud found by Trump’s Voting Integrity Commission

Report: Trump commission did not find widespread voter fraud By MARINA VILLENEUVE, Associated Press PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The now-disbanded voting integrity commission launched by the Trump administration uncovered no evidence to support claims of widespread voter fraud, according to an analysis of administration documents released Friday. In a letter to Vice President Mike Pence and… Read more »

Huge concerns about midterm and presidential election security

US officials raise alarm about 2018, 2020 election security By ZEKE MILLER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has directed a “vast, government-wide effort” to protect American elections after Russian attempts to interfere in 2016, the White House said Thursday. Responding to bipartisan criticism that it has no clear national strategy to protect the… Read more »

WMNF’s Rob Lorei’s videos from the Tampa Trump rally

WMNF’s News & Public Affairs Director and Radioactivity program host Rob Lorei covered President Trump’s rally for Ron DeSantis, one of the Republican gubernatorial candidates. The rally was held at the fairgrounds east of Tampa, Tuesday, 7/31/18. Estimates of the crowd varied from 5,000 to 8,000 attendees. Rob also discussed the rally on his 8/1/18… Read more »

Make your own gun at home? 3-D gun plans may become available tomorrow (updated)

UPDATE: A federal judge in Seattle has issued a temporary restraining order to stop the release of blueprints to make untraceable and undetectable 3D-printed plastic guns. Eight Democratic attorneys general filed a lawsuit Monday seeking to block the federal government’s settlement with the company that makes the plans available online. They also sought a restraining order,… Read more »

Voter registration in Florida ahead of the primaries

Today was the last day to register to vote/change registration, to be able to vote in the August 28th primary. The deadline for voter registration for the November election is October 9, 2018. There are 12,927,318 people registered to vote in Florida as of June 30, 2018, according to Florida’s Division of Elections: 4,562,533 registered… Read more »

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Younger people are looking for younger leaders in midterm elections

AP-NORC/MTV Poll: Young people looking for younger leaders By LAURIE KELLMAN and HANNAH FINGERHUT, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Young people are looking for a change this election season — a generational change. A poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and MTV found that most Americans ages 15 to 34 think voting… Read more »

Occupy ICE Tampa

Occupy ICE Tampa sets up encampment

About ten people set up camp Thursday evening outside the Immigration and Customs Enforcement office near the Tampa International Airport; they’re upset about how ICE has detained migrants crossing the US border and has separated children from their parents. WMNF News interviewed Syd Eastman. She is with the Sex Worker Solidarity Network, one of the… Read more »

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Confront Corruption and Demand Democracy vigil in St. Pete

Wednesday evening in St. Petersburg is a vigil called ‘Confront Corruption and Demand Democracy it’s one of three across the state demanding, among other things, that special counsel Mueller’s investigation be protected. Andrea Hildebrand Smith is with FACT — Floridians Against Corruption and Treason. She helped to organize the vigil at Demens Landing Park beginning at… Read more »