MidPoint for Thursday, July 6 – Tampa Bay Times Metro columnist John Romano

After writing a sports column for over a decade, the Tampa Bay Times John Romano moved over to the news side in early 2012, where he had the unenviable position of replacing longtime columnist Howard Troxler. While Troxler will always have his fans, Romano has created his own distinctive brand since that time. Romano joined… Read more »

St. Pete moves forward with campaign finance reform

Despite an opinion from city lawyers that it is unconstitutional, St. Petersburg City Council moved ahead this morning with an ordinance that would cap Super PAC donations and limit contributions from foreign interests in city campaigns; Council members voted 5-3 Thursday morning in a nonbinding recommendation to advance the campaign finance reform measure to public… Read more »

Woman protesting for campaign finance reform and against super PACs

Campaign Finance Reform in St. Pete

Constitutional attorney working on campaign finance reform in St. Petersburg and impeaching President Trump Activists in St. Petersburg are attempting to do what’s never been done before anywhere in the country—that is, to place a total ban on Super PAC donations to political candidates. And they hope it will lead to campaign finance reform around… Read more »

WMNF will broadcast former FBI Director Comey’s testimony live – here’s a primer

WMNF will be live broadcasting the Comey testimony in front of  the Senate Select Intelligence Committee (SSIC), starting at 10am, courtesy of NPR. It is anticipated to be winding up at 1pm. The SSIC will start a closed hearing at 1pm. Former FBI Director James Comey was fired by President Donald Trump on May 9… Read more »

March for Truth

Trump impeachment supporters will “March for Truth”

A new group that’s calling for the president’s impeachment is planning rallies across the state on Saturday, including in St. Petersburg, Brandon and Sarasota. The St. Pete rally is called “Demand Russia Investigation.” It’s at 545 1st Ave. N. in St Petersburg from noon until 2:00 p.m. Kofi Hunt is communications director with FACT: Floridians Against… Read more »

Sean Shaw supports felon rights restoration

Ex-felon rights restoration clinic in Tampa Saturday

After an ex-felon has served his time in Florida, his civil rights are not automatically restored; unlike most states, Florida keeps thousands of ex-felons from voting and a from number of other basic citizenship rights. But many people, including Tampa-area state Representative Sean Shaw, want to change that. The Democrat is co-hosting an ex-felon rights… Read more »

Jared Beck

Attorney Jared Beck on Radioactivity Tuesday

South Florida Law Firm Files Suit Against DNC Over Democrats’ Manipulation of 2016 Presidential Primary Largely unnoticed by the press, two attorneys in the Ft. Lauderdale area have filed a lawsuit against the Democratic Party, alleging that the Democratic National Committee wrongfully took sides in last year’s presidential primary elections — to the detriment of… Read more »

MidPoint Thursday-Dem. gubernatorial candidate Gwen Graham; Alan Snel & Kartik Krishnaiyer

Newly announced Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gwen Graham was on the show on Thursday. “Floridians across the state should be up in arms about the fact that what they voted on, what they said to the state of Florida, that we want you do this and they’re just being ignored,” Graham said on WMNF-88.5 FM about the lack of… Read more »

Heavy traffic on I-275 going into downtown Tampa

Mass Transit Advocate Kevin Thurman on Radioactivity Tuesday

Tallahassee Tries to Limit Local Government Power to Decide Transportation Future In recent days you may have been stuck in long traffic jams on the interstate highway system here in the Bay area. First there was a grassfire that shut down I-275 in Pinellas County during Friday afternoon rush hour. Then there was the multi… Read more »

Picture of a person's feet in the shape of the letter V, followed by O T E to spell vote.

Steve Hough of Florida Fair and Open Primaries on Radioactivity Tuesday

Should Florida have open primary elections? Before general elections we have primary elections where political parties ask their members to select from a roster of candidates who will be the party’s slate of candidates in the general election. In Florida you must be a member of a political party to vote in that party’s primary… Read more »

Cover of the book "The End of White Christian America"

Author Robert P. Jones on Radioactivity Wednesday

Why Did Evangelical Christians Vote in Such Big Numbers for Donald Trump? Robert P. Jones, author of The End of White Christian America, joined Rob Lorei on Radioactivity. He spoke on Thursday, March 23 at 6PM at the St. Petersburg College Seminole Campus Conference Center. Christian conservatives overwhelmingly voted for Donald Trump for president. How… Read more »

Meals on Wheels Executive Director Steven King on Midpoint Wednesday

Rob Lorei interivews Steven King, Executive Director of Meals on Wheels of Tampa about proposed budget cuts Last week the Trump administration unveiled its blueprint for a new federal budget. Domestic programs would be cut while military spending would receive a 10 percent increase. One of the domestic programs that would be cut would be… Read more »

– Former state Senator Jeremy Ring on Midpoint for Thursday, March 23

Former Broward County Democratic state Senator Jeremy Ring was out guest on the show today. The Parkland resident and former Yahoo official is currently exploring a candidacy for Chief Financial Officer in 2018. On the show he discussed the need for a different business culture in Tallahassee, his own political history and his thoughts about running… Read more »

St. Pete mayor candidate announcement

Uhuru Solidarity leader runs for St. Pete Mayor

A leader in the Uhuru Solidarity Movement announced Wednesday morning that he is running for Mayor of St. Petersburg; Jesse Nevel is running for economic revitalization in the black community and under the slogan of “Unity through reparations.” “That means a true, positive, public policy of economic development for this city’s historic black communities. That… Read more »