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Florida This Week on Radioactivity: Attorney General in hot water over Trump donation, county devises solution to chronic flooding

By Rob Lorei On Radioactivity Monday we listened back to the latest episode of Florida This Week, a political talk show from local PBS station WEDU that is also hosted by Rob Lorei. This week...
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Pinellas Zika patient is a Tampa firefighter

Earlier this month it was announced that a Pinellas County resident was the first Floridian who contracted the Zika virus locally outside southeast Florida; Tuesday morning, during an unrelated press conference, Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn...

NAACP,Rep. Kathy Castor says Florida is the epicenter of voter suppression

BY Rob Lorei On Radioactivity Monday we listen back to the latest Florida This Week, an politcal discussion show from WEDU that is also hosted by Rob Lorei. This week we discuss: The primary election...
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Democratic Hillsborough Commission candidates on transit

Tuesday is primary election day in Florida; we take an in-depth look at one major issue –transit and transportation — as it is playing out in a countywide race in the region’s largest county, Hillsborough. There...
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Pinellas leaders considering genetically modified mosquitoes for Zika fight

A Pinellas County resident contracted Zika in Florida, so county officials are scrambling to find ways to control the mosquito that carries the virus; several leaders have signed a letter to the feds asking for...
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Can Zika be controlled with GMO mosquitoes and Naled?

We take an in-depth look at the Zika virus in Florida and beyond, including hearing from the director of USF Health and from a mosquito control expert on the pros and cons of genetically modified mosquitoes...
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USF Health: Zika is greatest threat to American babies since polio

The Zika virus can cause microcephaly and other birth defects; Charles Lockwood, the senior vice president of USF Health says, “This virus presents an extraordinary challenge to obstetricians and to our patients. And I think...
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Pinellas mosquito control confident it can contain Zika

The first Zika-related case of microcephaly in a baby born in Florida was announced this week. The baby’s mother contracted the mosquito-borne disease outside the U.S. So what can you do to reduce the likelihood...

Mosquito expert offers advice on how to protect yourself against Zika virus.

By Rob Lorei Its the rainy season in Florida, and that means there will be a boom in the mosquito population. However, there is an increased concern this year over the spread of Zika virus, a...
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Role of climate change & interactions in spread of diseases like Zika

The Zika virus isn’t the only pathogen spreading in Florida; the Tampa Bay Times reports a bacterial disease called Texas Phoenix Palm Decline is infecting trees including date palms and the Tampa area is the...

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