Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. On the first part of the program –
Tomorrow marks the third anniversary of the disaster at Fukushima Japan.
On March 11th a giant earthquake followed by a tsunami struck the northeast coast of Japan.
More than 20,000 people were killed or injured.
There were six nuclear reactors at the Fukushima Dai’ichi facility. Three of the plants six reactors suffered core meltdowns. Radiation was released into the air.
Congressional candidate Alex Sink (D-FL) thanks canvassing volunteers for knocking on doors on the last day of campaigning.
Candidates are winding up their campaigns for Pinellas County’s Congressional seat. Alex Sink, the Democratic nominee, started the final day before the election at a home in Dunedin where she ushered off more than two dozen volunteers to knock on doors.
“Well, dozens of workers here, but we literally have hundreds and hundreds of volunteers throughout the district who have been making phone calls. We made 20,000 door knocks over the weekend. That’s a pretty impressive number and we’ve ma...
Joe Newman is running for a Sarasota congressional district seat currently held by Vern Buchanan. As a progressive candidate, Joe hopes to unseat the conservative Republican. As a write-in, he’s seen as maybe a fringe candidate. But that’s not all – Joe is 101 years old.
Here's a list Newman sent WMNF of some interesting information about this unique candidate:
• His parents were exiled to Siberia by the Tzar in the late 1800s for political dissension. He comes from a family tradition...
U.S. Rep Kathy Castor (D-FL) answers questions at Suncoast Tiger Bay Club in downtown St. Pete.
MacDill Air Force Base will fare well in the proposed 2015 federal budget. U.S. Representative Kathy Castor agrees with funding despite the threat of rising sea levels to the low-lying military base in South Tampa.
“Nothing really is built on the outer near the coastline, everything is up on grade. This is one place I’ve got to compliment the department of defense.”
President Obama’s proposed Pentagon budget includes a 10% boost in funding for U.S. Special Operations Command which is ...
Today on Radioactivity Rob Lorei speaks with a local ACLU staffer who is in Geneva, Switzerland at the UN Human Rights Council testifying about how hard it is for ex-felons to have their civil rights restored in the US.. Joyce Hamilton Henry is mid-Florida regional director of the American Civil Liberties Union. Ex felons must apply to the Florida Cabinet to have their civil rights restored. It affects voting and professional licensing. According to the ACLU, 23 percent of Florida's black ...
Brutally Injured, MEDEA BENJAMIN deported to Turkey and then to US
Three members of an international delegation attempting to travel through Egypt to visit Gaza for International Women’s Day were denied entry and deported from Egypt on March 4 and 5. The women include Northern Ireland Nobel Peace Prize winner Mairead Maguire (who has been a guest on this show), American human rights campaigner Medea Benjamin, and Northern Ireland human rights advocate Anne Patterson.
The Hillsborough County Commission is going into show business. Wednesday the board committed a quarter of a million dollars in subsidies to lure a feature film called The Infiltrator. It’s based on a non-fiction book set mainly in Tampa by a local author who worked for the Drug Enforcement agency investigating banks laundering money for Pablo Escobar’s Medellin Cartel.
Commissioner Ken Hagan says the county’s financial incentive to snare the film is about a third of what was originally d...
Today on Radioactivity, Rob Lorei speaks with the president of the Florida Institute for Neurologic Rehabilitation, Joseph Brennick. In Hardee County, directly east of Sarasota, a facility that treats patients with severe brain injury is threatened by phosphate mining.
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Awake the State organizer Chuck Terzian rallies support for social issues in Ybor City's Centennial Park.
About 75 people from groups representing about a half dozen interests rallied on the first day of the legislative session in support of social issues. Awake the State organizers demanded changes to things like healthcare and poverty during a three hour rally Tuesday in Ybor City’s Centennial Park.
Just hours after Florida Governor Rick Scott gave his annual State of the State Address in Tallahassee, activists were already responding to some of the issues he didn’t talk about. One is feder...
There’s just one week left in the Pinellas County special election for Congress to replace the late U.S. Rep. Bill Young.
Democrat Alex Sink’s campaign picked up a celebrity endorsement today when Jon "Bowzer" Bauman of Sha Na Na recorded a song targeting seniors via robocalls.
"Hi, this is John "Bowzer" Bauman formerly of Sha Na Na, calling on behalf of Alex Sink for Congress with an important message for senior voters. You know, I love the music of the Fifties but that does not mean...