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The Fallout from Duke Energy's Decision to Close the Crystal River Nuclear Plant

02/07/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Good morning,

Welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei- in a moment we’re going to talk with a reporter from the Tampa Bay Times and a state legislator about the announced closing of the Crystal River nuclear power plant…..

But first three listener comments about yesterday’s program. The comments were about a liberal peace group opposed to drones, the lack of solar power here in the Sunshine State and the 10 year anniversary of Colin Powell’s speech to the UN on supposed Iraqi...

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Consumers challenge utilities to produce more clean energy

12/02/08 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Good afternoon,

Welcome to WMNF’s Radioactivity program. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up today: this week several important issues about electric utilities will be the subject of public meetings.

Later we’ll hear about the Nuclear Regulatory Commission hearings in Levy County about the proposed new nuclear plants that Florida Progress wants to build there.

But first, the Tampa City Council this Thursday takes up the issue of renewing the Tampa Electric franchise agreement. The 25-ye...

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Is hyper-consumerism hurting our democracy?

03/05/08 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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LAcitybeat.com says of our next guest: "In his new book Consumed: How Markets Corrupt Children, Infantilize Adults and Swallow Citizens Whole, (Benjamin R.) Barber argues that American youth culture has metastasized, infecting society as a whole with a bad case of Peter Pan syndrome, an induced childishness easily manipulated by ideologies of privatization, branding, and homogenized tastes.

This phenomenon of "kidults" and "rejuveniles" gathers steam even as the country's population sk...

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