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Rob Lorei

Understanding Addiction. The Language Revolution.

Carl Erik Fisher  The Urge: Our History of Addiction Even after a decades-long opioid overdose crisis, intense controversy still rages over the fundamental nature of addiction and the best way to treat it. With uncommon...

Radioactivity Tuesday: Some good news about health care premium costs, COBRA and subsidies under the ACA

April 6, 2021 Good Morning, welcome to Radioactivity.  I’m Rob Lorei. When President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 into law last month it included lots of additional help for people who...

Radioactivity Wednesday: Environmental Group Warns of “No Good Solutions” to Pending Disaster at Piney Point Phosphate Plant

March 31, 2021 Good Morning, welcome to Radioactivity.  I’m Rob Lorei. The news that a holding pond at the former Piney Point phosphate plant in Northern Manatee County may be on the brink of collapse...

Radioactivity Thursday: Progressive groups challenge Biden on foreign policy; Nomadland, an underground American lifestyle

April 1, 2021 Good Morning, welcome to Radioactivity.  I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up we’ll revisit an underground American lifestyle – low income workers who travel the country in their trucks and campers trying to stave...
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Radioactivity Thursday: Local Medical Doctor Trained in Cuba Calls for Lifting Trade Embargo

March 25, 2021 Good morning, I’m Rob Lorei and this is WMNF’s Radioactivity program. Our guest today is Dr. Graham Sowa, MD, 35,  who practices internal medicine here in Hillsborough County. He has an unusual...

Radioactivity Thursday: Covid long-haulers; local firefighter recounts his near year-long battle with the coronavirus

Here is a link to many coronavirus resources March 18, 2021 Good morning. I’m Rob Lorei. Welcome to WMNF’s Radioactivity. It’s often said that young people usually don’t get infected with COVID 19. And if...
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Radioactivity Friday: Florida House takes up controversial bill that would criminalize protest

March 19, 2021 Good Morning, welcome to Radioactivity.  I’m Rob Lorei. The Florida House will consider a controversial bill next week that would increase penalties on protests. Democrats and others argue the measure would violate First...

Radioactivity Wednesday: Pentagon “Boondoggle” Flying Over Tampa Bay for the Next Two Weeks

March 17, 2021 Good Morning, welcome to Radioactivity.  I’m Rob Lorei. The Tampa Bay Times is reporting: “The Tampa Bay skies will be louder than usual this month as MacDill Air Force Base hosts F-35B...

Radioactivity Friday: Tampa activist Askia Mohammed Aquil

March 5, 2021 Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. In recent weeks there’s been renewed interest about FBI surveillance of leading black activists in the late 60’s and early 70’s. The new film JUDAS...

Radioactivity Thursday: GOP controlled Senate moves to limit Florida’s mail-in voting

February 18, 2021 Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity.  I’m Rob Lorei. There is a bill in Tallahassee (SB 90) that would make it harder to vote by mail – if it passes. As the Tampa...

Radioactivity Wednesday: Sarasota artist challenges white supremacy symbols

February 17, 2021 Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up we’ll talk with a local artist who is using his art to confront symbols of racism and turning some of those symbols...

Radioactivity Tuesday: Jeff Testerman on the Tampa-based scam that bilked Americans trying to help veterans out of millions of dollars

February 9, 2021 Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Ten years ago veteran investigative reporter Jeff Testerman uncovered a phony charity based in Ybor City. It was a charity that raked in tens...

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