Religion and personal faith is a topic that has been brought up frequently during this presidential campaign cycle, even though Americans are becoming more and more secular . Today we talk about the role of religion in politics with Rev. Barry Lynn, executive director of Americans United for the Separation of Church and State. Lynn tackles the… Read more »
As the year 2015 comes to an end this week, we take time to review some of the top stories that had us talking this year. Gay marriage was legalized by the Supreme Court in June and COP 21 was signed in December. However, unfortunately in 2015 there was an increase in gun violence, police… Read more »
In the midst of the Christmas season, we listen back to an interview we had in October with Bart Ehrman, the James A. Gray Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and author of over 30 books on the discrepancies and historical inaccuracies that occur in the Bible, particularly… Read more »
By Rob Lorei In the latest in a string of controversial remarks made during his presidential campaign, Donald Trump last night called for a ban on all Muslims traveling to the United States until politicians “figure out what is going on” following terrorist attacks in San Bernardino and Paris. Trump, who last month called for… Read more »
With the recent Paris attack, terrorism is in all of our minds….. Congress seems to be obsessed with the dangers from Syrian widows and orphans. Women throughout this country are in daily fear when they go to their neighborhood Planned Parenthood Clinic. Domestic terrorism has been a problem for a very long time. Anthrax? The… Read more »
What perilous times….. Paris is the epicenter of the world right now. What to do – who and how are critical. Just policies demand an understanding of people. How much did our endeavors in Iraq contribute to the terrorism in the Middle East? A very powerful play is being presented at USF Tampa –… Read more »
By Rob Lorei Today on Radioactivity we are joined by comedic musician Roy Zimmerman, who sings guitar-based folk songs poking fun at the political topics like Same-Sex Marriage, creationism, guns, and Marijuana (with some jabs at Republicans and Liberals peppered in). He has released 12 albums of satirical music, both as a solo musician and as a… Read more »
By Rob Lorei Today on Radioactivity we have Bart Ehrman, the James A. Gray Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and author of over 30 books on the discrepancies and historical inaccuracies that occur in the Bible, particularly the new testament. His work is considered controversial among evangelist… Read more »
Today on Radioactivity we listen to some soundbites from Pope Francis’s speech at a joint session of congress this morning, his first official statement to the country during his 6-day visit. The Pope addresses several climate change, family values, and his opposition to the death penalty. We then open up the phone line for listener… Read more »
Heavy rain fall is still hitting the Bay area hard as downpours continue to cause road flooding,property damage and possible water contamination in some areas. Today Host Rob Lorei speaks with Christina Wyne, public information officer for Pasco County, where flooding has forced many to flee their homes and seek assistance provided by the county… Read more »
United Church of Christ national meeting votes to divest from Israeli settlements
USDA program helps families build their own homes, and journalist Tony Ortega’s latest book on Scientology
America is losing its religion, atheist activist Hemant Mehta discusses why
Listeners sound off on alleged Bin Laden cover-up, dwindling numbers in America’s churches
Martha Nussbaum confident the various Religious Freedom Restoration Acts in the US will be seen as unethical and won’t hold up in court.
Journalist Tony Ortega talks about his coverage of The Church of Scientology in HBO doc “Going Clear”
What does the “fix” to the Religious Freedom Restoration Act in Indian really entail?
Interactive Art exhibit gives voice to Polish Children of WWII, and Indiana Governor defends Religious Freedom Law
School voucher tax credit violates separation of church and state, opponents say
CAIR’s Hassan Shibley on the Paris terrorist attack: Terrorism, or Islamic terrorism?
Local progressive activist and Muslim-American speaks out on tragic shooting in France.
Columnist Bruce Feiler explores spiritual journeys, and responses to the Senate torture report.
in St. Petersburg community activists held a forum on police violence and institutional racism.
Right-wing group advocates political lobbying in church
Last Monday on this program we featured an interview with Janet Reitman, author of a new book called Inside Scientology. Reitman describes the book as the first objective book on Scientology. It describes a church with fewer members than what church officials proclaim. It describes an autocratic ruler in charge of the church-David Miscavage who… Read more »