Florida Solar Amendment Up for a Vote Right Now and the Fight for a $15 an Hour minimum Wage

By Rob Lorei Today on Radioactivity Tuesday we looked at the work that local activists are doing to promote solar energy and a livable, $15-an-hour minimum wage. http://sound.wmnf.org/sound/wmnf_160816_110618_radioactivityT1_187.MP3 First, we spoke with Deirdre Macnab and Julie Kessel from Florida’s League of Women Voters, and local Sierra Club Member Emily Gorman about Amendment 4 on the August 30th ballot that would… Read more »

March Against Monsanto

March Against Monsanto Tampa preview

Some local groups are joining with events across the country, uniting to demand labeling of genetically engineered food in what’s called March Against Monsanto. The guest on WMNF’s MidPoint was Christine Wall, she’s helping to organize Saturday’s March Against Monsanto – Tampa. It’s from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Gaslight Square Park in downtown Tampa. Listen… Read more »

Women’s Show celebrates Earth Day with Shana Smith and Trish Williams Mello

It seems somewhat ironic to have a day celebrating Earth Day – if we truly celebrated Mother Earth, we would not be trying to destroy her….. Many individuals are trying hard to clean up the environment, to reverse climate change, to stop the despoliation of our air and water.  But the systems that run our… Read more »

Florida This Week; Local farm-to-table restaurants might not be serving up what they claim

http://sound.wmnf.org/sound/wmnf_160418_110617_radioactivityM1_348.MP3 On Radioactivity Monday we listen back to the latest Florida This Week, a news and public affairs program from local PBS station WEDU that is also moderated by Radioactivity host Rob Lorei. The panel of political experts and insiders look at the biggest stories in Florida: Rick Scott’s recent ad that attacked a woman who… Read more »

Tampa Bay Beautiful & Recycling on the Sustainable Living Show

On WMNF’s Sustainable Living program this week, we talked with two guests about keeping our bay area beautiful and recycling. Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful is our local affiliate of Keep America Beautiful and its mission is to provide environmental education and volunteer opportunities that develop individual responsibility and environmental stewardship. Joining us was their Environmental Program… Read more »

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St. Pete Rep. Dwight Dudley says utility-backed solar amendment hinders energy choice for consumers

BY Rob Lorei Floridians will get a chance this fall to put a utility backed solar-energy amendment into the state Constitution.Last week the Florida Supreme Court, in a 4-3 ruling found that the wording of the controversial ballot initiative backed by major utilities meets the legal standards to go before voters in NovemberThe group backing… Read more »

Leading solar expert Dr.Yogi Goswami on the future of energy technology

http://sound.wmnf.org/sound/wmnf_160325_110618_radioactivityF1_337.MP3 Solar energy becomes more efficient and affordable every year, but how far away are we from really 100 percent on renewable energy? Joining us to talk about the future of solar energy technology is Dr.Yogi Goswami,Director of the Clean Energy Research Center at USF and one of the top rated reviews of the leading… Read more »

Compassionate Communication on the Sustainable Living show

Today on the Sustainable Living Program we spent the hour talking about communication skills. Our guests were Stephanie Bachmann Mattei, a certified trainer with the Center for Nonviolent Communication, and Andrew Rock, a member of the Florida Center for Mindfulness. Andrew’s also the co-founder of the Tampa Bay Climate Action Network and last week had… Read more »

Minimalism

On Today’s WMNF Sustainable Living program we talked about Minimalism with a couple of guests that claim they’re Minimalists. Elsie Gilmore is an urban living blogger and posts articles about public transportation, urban planning, bicycling, walkable neighborhoods, etc. She’s the co-leader of the local minimalist meetup in St. Pete and doesn’t own a car. (www.facebook.com/urbanmayhemproject)…. Read more »

MidPoint for Thursday, September 25 with former Tampa City Council member Linda Saul-Sena

Former Tampa City Councilwoman and now Creative Loafing contributor Linda Saul-Sena joined the program. Saul-Sena served on and off the council from 1987-2010, before losing a bid to serve on the Hillsborough County Commission. Among the issues discussed included the current impasse with the current council over a civilian review board, Mayor Bob Buckhorn, the… Read more »

Sierra Club Tampa Bay Area Issues

Today on the Sustainable Living Program we spent the hour with a couple of guests from the Tampa Bay Chapter of the Sierra Club. We had Tampa Bay’s Executive Group Chairperson, Kent Bailey, and Jim Hibernian, a Sierra Club staff member that’s working on their Beyond Coal Campaign. Sierra is getting ready for the St… Read more »