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Radioactivity Wednesday: Could we survive a Hurricane Phoenix?

August 26, 2020 What if a Category 5 hurricane struck the Tampa Bay region? How would the events unfold, and what would the region look like in the aftermath of the storm? In 2009, the...

Radioactivity Tuesday: Local artist uses his craft to attack racism and the Confederacy

July 28, 2020 Good morning, welcome to radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Today we’ll speak with a local artist who is trying to raise awareness about a Confederate monument near Bradenton. But first, we’ll hear about...

Radioactivity Tuesday: Meet Democratic candidate Adam Hattersley

July 7, 2020 Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei.  Next month is the primary election and there are some hotly contested races in the Tampa Bay area. One of those is the Democratic...
FPREN - Early Signs Point to an Active Hurricane Season Ahead

Early Signs Point to an Active Hurricane Season Ahead

From the Florida Public Radio Emergency Network (FPREN) – Scientists say this year’s Atlantic hurricane season could be more active than normal but stress the role uncertainty plays 60 days out. If your browser does...
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Sea-level rise threatens several Tampa Bay area communities: report

A new report on sea-level rise by the Union of Concerned Scientists concludes that several Tampa Bay communities will see more and more sunny-day flooding over the next few decades; we also hear from two of...

Teachers, students & allies want better deal for teachers

On MidPoint our guests talk about public schools, the pay and working conditions of teachers, and students who walked out of class to support teachers. Hillsborough County public school teachers and their supporters plan to...
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How accessible are Florida’s medical cannabis dispensaries?

According to this Denver CBD Oil company, A year ago Florida voters overwhelmingly approved an amendment to the state constitution allowing people with cancer and some other medical conditions to use medical cannabis; but some...
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Update: vote means St. Pete could play a role in overturning Citizens United

Update: on Thursday Oct. 5, 2017 the St. Petersburg City Council voted 6-2 to advance this ordinance. Below is a story originally published on Oct. 27, 2016 and here is a link to a related...
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State Attorney calls Florida’s ex-felon rights process a “poll tax”

If supporters can gather another 700,000 certified signatures by February 1, Floridians will vote in November of 2018 whether to grant most ex-felons their civil rights, including the right to vote; on Friday the Tampa...
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John Morgan: “more likely than unlikely” to run for Florida Governor

Attorney John Morgan says he’s “more likely than unlikely” to run for Florida governor, but it doesn’t make sense to start running yet; Morgan spoke Friday afternoon at a Tampa Tiger Bay Club meeting in...
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AHCA will harm Floridians: AARP

How will Floridians fare under the American Health Care Act (AHCA)? Jeff Johnson, the state director for AARP Florida, says: not well. Johnson also says Floridians on Medicaid – especially those in nursing homes –...
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Protests follow President Trump to Florida

President Donald Trump will be in Florida this weekend for the third weekend in a row, and for the third weekend in a row, there will be protests against Trump. On Saturday the president is holding...

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