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Is another type of algae bloom – Sargassum – coming to a beach near you?

The Gulf Coast of Florida is already dealing with two different algae blooms: a red tide on many beaches south of Manatee County and blue-green algae spilling into the Gulf from Lake Okeechobee; but now outbreaks...
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St. Pete City Council committee favors voluntary plastic straw reduction over ban

Next month, St. Pete City Council will consider an ordinance to comprehensively look at how the city deals with all kinds of disposable plastics: from straws, to bags and polystyrene containers. In a committee today...
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Dolores Huerta reacts to judge’s rebuke of Trump’s DACA cancellation

Dolores Huerta won the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her life of organizing workers, especially migrant farmworkers. With Cesar Chavez she co-founded the National Farmworkers Association, which later became the United Farm Workers. Huerta will...
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The health & environmental effects of all that plastic in Florida waters

The Florida Microplastic Awareness Project has found plastic pollution in waters across nearly all of Florida; so, what does that mean for human health and the environment? To find out, WMNF News spoke with David...
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Debate on Florida gun laws and bills

Every year the Florida Legislature considers several gun bills; to explore the state’s gun laws in depth, the Suncoast Tiger Bay Club held a forum Wednesday afternoon in St. Petersburg. A University of Virginia graduate...
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Florida scientists want to educate Trump on climate

Twenty-six Florida scientists have written a letter to Donald Trump; they want to meet with the Republican presidential nominee to talk about the latest climate science and the threats expected because of a changing climate....

MidPoint for Thursday, March 24 – Kelly Kirschner on Cuba

Kelly Kirschner is Vice President and Dean of Executive and Continuing Education at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg. In 2011, Kirschner completed four years as the youngest City Commissioner ever elected in Sarasota, including serving two...

RNC activist criticizes police infiltration, and climate scientist discusses recent heavy rains

Today on Radioactivity, Host Rob Lorei speaks with local activist Amos Miers, who was with the group Resist RNC, about a recent Tampa Bay Times story reporting that during the RNC, a multi-agency undercover police operation...

Is a new religious intolerance is entering into public discourse?

Martha Nussbaum confident the various Religious Freedom Restoration Acts in the US will be seen as unethical and won’t hold up in court.

At Eckerd College, Vandana Shiva speaks about “Making Peace with the Earth”

At Eckerd College, Vandana Shiva speaks about "Making Peace with the Earth"

Orange is the New Black author, Piper Kerman, wants prison reform

Orange is the New Black author, Piper Kerman, is asking Floridians to put Governor Scott’s close ties to the prison industry under the microscope.

Eckerd College media director shares experiences from recent trip to Cuba with economics students.

Eckard College Professor shares experiences from recent two week trip to Cuba with students.

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