Puerto Rico Hurricane Maria

Castor & Nelson criticize FEMA & Trump for cutting off Puerto Rico aid

Congress member Kathy Castor is slamming the Trump administration for cutting off emergency supplies like food and water to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico. “There’s a very disturbing report out today that the Trump administration is cutting off FEMA supplies of food and water to Puerto Rico, even to areas that do not have potable water and… Read more »

Interview with Bob Marley Biographer Roger Steffens on Reggae, Vietnam and his Photo Exhibit The Family Acid

Radioactivity 1 26 18 Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up—an interview with Roger Steffens a photographer, pioneering reggae DJ, leading expert on Bob Marley, actor and poet. Our guest today is Roger Steffens who has led an amazing life—a life that that follows the arc of a lot of Baby Boomers… Read more »

In the 1920’s the KKK relied on Fake News, Religious Conservatives and Anti-Immigrant Feelings

Radioactivity 1 30 18 Fear of immigrants. It’s been at the center of President Trump’s call to build a wall across the US border with Mexico. And at the center of his attacks on so called Sanctuary cities. And it’s entered into the debate over the future of the so called Dreamers—young who were brought… Read more »

MidPoint for Thursday, Jan. 25- POLITICO writer/reporter Michael Kruse

There’s been a lot of focus on Donald Trump voters, especially in the battleground states of Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan – bellwether states that in recent times have been Democratic strongholds during presidential elections, but which stunningly flipped in 2016 to give Trump the Electoral College victory for president over Hillary Clinton.  No one has… Read more »

To What Extent Are Trump Administration Policies Making the World a More Dangerous Place? An interview with Col. Lawrence Wilkerson

Radioactivity 1 25 18 Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up— the US is involved in several current wars around the world—and the on the brink of war in other areas—including the Korean Peninsula. We’re going to talk about a range of dangerous situations around the world. And to what extent are… Read more »

Women’s Show 1/25 Toni Van Pelt, Lisa Perry and Lakeisha Black and Dr. Lynn Ringenberg

That was the week that was!  Somehow the more things are changing, the more they are staying the same… Weren’t we supposed to have a budget in October?….then November…then December…a line in the sand, January.  Then a weekend shutdown and a 6-year deal for CHIPS, but no provision for community health centers where 40% of… Read more »

Signs from The Women’s Rally 2018 in St. Pete

On a bright Florida winter day, over 5,000 people came to downtown St. Petersburg to send messages to political leaders, community leaders, and each other. Messages were funny, heartfelt, empowering, topical, optimistic, and inspiring. Here we have a sample, in no particular order. Clicking on the pictures makes them easier to scroll through. 

sea-level rise UCS science

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 the candidates running for Florida governor about climate change and sea-level rise. Here’s how Republican Adam Putnam responded last May… Read more »

Government Shutdown Looms – will the GOP get the votes it needs to avoid it? [Updated]

House seems set vote to avert shutdown, Senate chances dim By ALAN FRAM and ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The House was on track to approve a bill Thursday preventing a weekend government shutdown after an eleventh-hour deal with Republican leaders brought conservatives aboard. But the measure faced gloomy prospects in the Senate, and… Read more »

MidPoint for Thursday, Jan 18 – Preview of St. Pete Women March; Former St. Pete City Councilman Karl Nurse

This Sunday activists involved with last year’s Women’s March in St. Petersburg will be commemorating the occasion by holding another major rally, this time in Williams Park in downtown from 12:30-4:30 p.m. Joining us on the program to discuss the event were Lisa Perry and Lakeisha Black, two of the organizers of the event. Later… Read more »