Joe Gruters

Florida State Senator Joe Gruters is the possible next chair of the Republican National Committee

Joe Gruters is being mentioned as a possible replacement for Ronna McDaniel as chair of the Republican National Committee.
Northside Coaliton of Jacksonville's Ben Frazier

Who is Ben Frazier, the Jacksonville activist arrested before a DeSantis press conference? Here’s WMNF’s 2020 interview with him

WMNF spoke with Ben Frazier who participated with his mother in civil rights demonstrations as a child and remembers Axe Handle Saturday.
Northside Coaliton of Jacksonville's Ben Frazier

Jacksonville activist remembers Axe Handle Saturday; GOP convention will be there on 60th anniversary

The sixtieth anniversary of what’s called Axe Handle Saturday is in August. A White mob in Jacksonville, Florida, beat up Black civil rights activists in August 1960 in what was called Axe Handle Saturday. The...

RNC Spokesperson Touts GOP Tax Bill

Radioactivity 11 17 17 Good morning, welcome to WMNF’s Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. We’re going to talk about the GOP tax plan today- We’ll talk with a spokesperson for the Republican National Committee. Yesterday the...

Florida This Week: Rubio calls Trump a “Con-man”, Florida Republicans wants party to divert money from Trump race.

BY Rob Lorei On Radioactivity Monday we aired the latest episode of Florida This Week, a political talks show from local PBS station WEDU that is also hosted by Rob Lorei. Our expert panel of...

Immunotoxicologist says a healthy microbiome could help stave off serious diseases

By Rob Lorei First on Radioactivity Monday we looked the new field of Microbiome research. The human microbiome is the community of  all the bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites that inhabit our body. Our guest Rodney Dietert...

A Palestinian Promotes Peaceful Resistance to the Israeli Occupation

By Rob Lorei On radioactivity Friday, our first guest was Palestinian peace activist Dr. Abdelfattah Abusrour (Abed).  Dr. Abed is the founder and director of Al-Rowwad, a cultural center located in Aida Refugee Camp in Palestine. As the...

A Florida Perspective on the RNC in Cleveland this week

By Rob Lorei On Radioactivity Monday we aired the latest Florida this Week, a public affairs program from local PBS station WEDU that is also hosted by Rob Lorei. In this episode our expert panel...
Florida Senate District 19 forum

Florida Senate District 19 Democrats face off

The Republican National Convention began Monday; on MidPoint we continue our look at this year’s election with audio from candidates running for a Florida Senate seat that covers parts of four counties. Four Democrats are running...

RNC then and now – what to listen for during the convention

WMNF will be broadcasting a special 2-hour version of Democracy Now the next two weeks. The broadcast, 9-11am, will cover first the Republican (RNC) Convention in Cleveland, July 18-21, and then the Democratic  (DNC) Convention...
Bruce Wright

Secret Service visits RNC protester in Florida

The RNC begins Monday in Ohio and a van full of 10 protesters left Friday from St. Petersburg; but one of them received an unexpected visit from the Secret Service as well local law enforcement the...

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...

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