Tampa City Council member Mary Mulhern is taking her name out of the hat for Hillsborough County Commission. Mulhern, a Democrat, would have faced incumbent Republican Al Higginbotham. Her decision possibly paves the way for the current district 7 official to slide easily into another term. Citing health concerns, Mulhern said the choice was more of a realization than a decision.
We spoke with David Jenkins and Shawn Paonessa from Jobsite Theater about their show, The Hound of the Baskervilles. How does an audience impact a performance? How do acting and directing influence each other? How bad of a British accent can they actually do?
Dewey Davis Thompson interviewed Karla Hartley about her recent appointment as the new Artistic Director of Stageworks Theater, and what it is like to step into the role created by an icon of local theater.
Michael Levinson is running for Florida's open 13th Congressional seat as a write-in.
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On March 11, voters in much of Pinellas County will decide who will replace the late C.W. “Bill” Young in Congress.
There’s Republican nominee David Jolly who won the primary this month, Democrat Alex Sink, and even Libertarian Lucas Overby. We intend to interview all of them in the coming weeks.
But you may not know the write-in candidate in the race for Florida’s 13th Congressional District, Michael Levinson.
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Today on Radioactivity, Rob Lorei airs a special tribute to the iconic folk singer Pete Seeger who passed away Monday. The Ballad of Pete Seeger is produced by Pacifica Radio Archives and it presents historic live performances, actuality and interviews.
Listen to the entire show above.
You can also find the tribute here:
Did You Listen to the President’s State of the Union Message Tuesday?
What do you think? Is it time to give America a raise? Decent jobs? – with futures and benefits? He certainly got one thing right – to make it happen, there has to be action. However, I am not depending on the president or congress. We have to do this for ourselves.
77 cents to the dollar? And that is for white women – if you are African American, it is 62 cents, Hispanic, 59 cents. When President Obama said...
Although the perception is that Nan Rich is a serious long-shot of becoming the next governor of Florida (or even Democratic nominee), a recent poll has her down just four points to GOP incumbent Rick Scott.
On the program the former Senate Minority Leader laid out her positions on the issues, and said that she still thinks that Charlie Crist will engage with her in a debate (or debates) before the Democratic gubernatorial primary in August.
Today on the Last Call we discuss the great Florida debate over medical marijuana.
On the November ballot voters will be asked to allow doctors to prescribe marijuana for debilitating conditions like cancer, MS, glaucoma, Parkinson’s. USF Journalism Professor, Wayne Garcia joins the show.
The neighborhood now consists of several public housing complexes, older homes and is situated along the Hillsborough River. Many of the residents are low income African American. The president of Urban Strategies, Sandra Moore is a consultant on how to best transform the community.
“Residents will be at the forefront of the decision making process. For a community, a developing community, a housing authority and the City to commit to, that is a big deal.”
The lead urban planner o...
President Barack Obama has used his fifth State of the Union address last night to tell lawmakers that he's still willing to work with Congress. But Obama said he'll sidestep obstructionist lawmakers "whenever and wherever" necessary to reduce the wage gap between rich and poor.
One executive action he'll take is to increase the minimum wage for some federal contract workers to a minimum of $10.10. He’ll also implement a new Treasury savings bond for workers without access to traditional ret...
Up until today, Midtown St. Petersburg, one of the city’s poorest neighborhoods, was what people call a food desert.
But at about 7:30 this morning a Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market opened its doors for shoppers – many of whom lack transportation to travel outside of the area for fresh food and were forced to make many food purchases from over-priced convenience stores.
St. Pete City Council member Wengay Newton whose district covers part of Midtown celebrated the Grand Opening early this ...