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In St. Pete, Writers Resist gathering before Trump inauguration

This Sunday in St. Petersburg, Florida, authors, poets, musicians and leaders will gather as part of an international movement known as Writers Resist. It’s a few days before the Inauguration of president-elect Donald Trump it’s also Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday. WMNF interviewed one Writers Resist participant: poet Jay Hopler, who splits his… Read more »

From a Woman’s POV- 12/15 “Irregularities in the recent Election”

On December 15th we spoke with guest Jeanne Mirer. She practices labor and employment law in New York, and is the president of the International Association of Democratic Lawyers. She talke about irregularities in the recent presidential election and the recount. Steven Rosenfeld, attorney, a senior fellow at AlterNet covering democracy issues, updated us on election fraud…. Read more »

Kathy Castor

“It’s obvious” Russia interfered in U.S. election: Castor

The Washington Post is reporting that the Obama administration will soon announce measures to punish Russia for its attempts to interfere in the recent U.S. election. The Post says there will be “economic sanctions and diplomatic censure.” In a press conference earlier this month President Barack Obama promised to retaliate against Russia for meddling in… Read more »

John Judis on his theory about the Emerging Republican Advantage and the Rise of Right-wing/Left-wing Populism

http://sound.wmnf.org/sound/wmnf_161215_110618_radioactivityR1_191.MP3 By Rob Lorei You may have heard the theory that in the future,because of the changing demographics of the country, that Democrats will have a lock on presidential elections.One of the best books on the topic came out in 2002 was called The Emerging Democratic Majority. In that book the authors predicted that with the… Read more »

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MidPoint: Obama accuses Russia of tampering in US election

On Monday electors gathered in state capitols to cast their Electoral College votes for President; meanwhile, the current president is doubling-down on the claim that Russia – and Vladimir Putin himself – meddled in and may have influenced the U.S. election. This is the topic of this week’s MidPoint, which you can hear right here: Did Russia tamper… Read more »

Radioactivity Thursday: Orlando attorney wants a presidential recount in Florida

http://sound.wmnf.org/sound/wmnf_161208_110618_radioactivityR1_191.MP3 BY Rob Lorei There is a  move here in Florida to try to get a recount of the Presidential election.Three Central Florida voters are mounting a bid to overturn the presidential election here in Florida.A lawsuit was filed Monday in Leon Circuit Court, saying that Hillary Clinton, not Donald Trump, actually won Florida. The plaintiffs,… Read more »

How Did the Framers of the Constitution Come Up with the Idea of the Electoral College?

http://sound.wmnf.org/sound/wmnf_161206_110618_radioactivityT1_187.MP3 By Rob Lorei Later this month,on December 19th,   The members of the Electoral College will meet in their individual states state and vote for President and Vice President. Later, on January 6th of next year Congress meets in Washington to count the votes.Under our Constitution we do not have a direct election for the presidency;it… Read more »

Radioactivity Listeners respond to Donald Trump’s Thursday night speech in Cincinnati

http://sound.wmnf.org/sound/wmnf_161202_110617_radioactivityF1_337.MP3 BY Rob Lorei On Radioactivity Friday we listened to 20 minutes of a speech that President-elect Donald Trump gave to a crowd in Cincinnati, the first stop in his “Thank You” tour around the states. In the speech, Trump blasted the mainstream media who doubted his potential to win and promised to reinvigorate the… Read more »

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Elections Expert Says There’s Reason to Doubt the Vote Count in Presidential Race

By Rob Lorei On Midpoint Wednesday, Host Rob Lorei spoke with David W. Moore, former vice president of the Gallup Organization and polling director at iMediaEthics. He recently penned an article called “Why the Exit Polls Sow Doubt About the Vote Count,” that delves into the the hard numbers behind the polls before the election, and… Read more »

Radioactivity Friday looks at the Stein’s push for vote recount, Trump advisor wants NASA to stop climate change research

http://sound.wmnf.org/sound/wmnf_161125_110620_radioactivityF1_337.MP3 By Rob Lorei On Radioactivity Friday we looked at a  series of interviews and news stories from the past 48 hours that covered climate change denial, confessions of a whistle-blower, the Green Party candidate will get a recount in at least two key states, Donald Trump’s looming ethics problems, and the origin of fake… Read more »

Trump protests in St. Pete

Number of protests in Tampa Bay picks up after Trump election

It’s been about two weeks since Donald Trump won the presidential election and we’ve seen a surge of protests in the area; on WMNF’s MidPoint we talk with three organizers about why there’s so much enthusiasm for actions in the street. Tori Godfrey is helping to organize the Ban Bannon Rally against Trump’s Transition Terrors on… Read more »

A look at efforts to reform Florida’s mental health care system and the controversy over Donald Trump’s chief strategist

http://sound.wmnf.org/sound/wmnf_161115_110617_radioactivityT1_187.MP3 By Rob Lorei On Radioactivity Tuesday we first spoke about the mental healthcare system in Florida with State Representative Kathleen Peters from treasure Island and Barbara Daire, President CEO of the Suncoast Center. According to an editorial in the Orlando Sentinel, Florida spends 1/3 of the national average on mental health services. Daire and… Read more »

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Radiactivity Monday: Special post-election discussion on Florida This Week

http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/radioactivity/~3/p9PUUiCj2xM/wmnf_161114_110618_radioactivityM1_348.MP3 By Rob Lorei   On Radioactivity Monday we aired the latest episode of Florida This Week, a political discussion show from local public station WEDU that is also hosted by Rob Lorei. This episode was dedicated entirely to the results of last Tuesday’s election: Donald Trump wins the presidency, stunning many including pollsters and the… Read more »

How did Donald Trump win working class voters in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania?

http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/radioactivity/~3/bxD7VhyxfeE/wmnf_161110_110618_radioactivityR1_191.MP3   On Radioactivity Thursday we continued our discussion about Tuesdays’ elections results with John Nichols, national affairs correspondent with The Nation Magazine and author of People Get Ready: The Fight Against a Jobless Economy and a Citizenless Democracy. Nichols spoke on how Trump’s campaign promises appealed to the white working and middle class that helped win him the presidency… Read more »

Radioactivity Wednesday: Post-election day analysis with La Gaceta publisher Patrick Manteiga

http://sound.wmnf.org/sound/wmnf_161109_110618_radioactivityW1_189.MP3 By Rob Lorei On Radioactivity Wednesday we looked at the unexpected win of Donald Trump of the 45th U.S. Presidency and other election results with Patrick Manteiga. He is the editor and publisher of La Gaceta, the nation’s only trilingual newspaper (it is published in English, Spanish and Italian) that is based in Ybor… Read more »

Women’s Show 11/10 – The Glass Ceiling Is Still There…..

By Arlene Engelhardt But at least we can see who is stomping on our heads! What happened on Tuesday?  Why did the polls get it so wrong?  Two analysts will give us their insights: Adele Stan, columnist for The American Prospect. Previously she was Washington bureau chief for AlterNet, the progressive news and culture website. Stan… Read more »

American Women’s Voting Rights: a somewhat biased timeline

We are on the verge of a historic moment. A woman could be elected to be one of the most powerful people in the world. President of the United States of America. POTUS. Hillary Clinton, a former first lady of Arkansas and the US; a former Senator, lawyer, Secretary of State, and more, could create… Read more »

Radioactivity Monday: Florida This Week and an exclusive interview with Dem VP nominee Tim Kaine

http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/radioactivity/~3/1_-yj66omrE/wmnf_161107_110617_radioactivityM1_348.MP3 By Rob Lorei First on Radioactivity Monday we aired Florida This Week from WEDU TV this past Saturday night,a weekly show political talk show about state and local politics. On this week’s show it was entirely about tomorrow’s election. The panelists include former state CFO  Alex Sink and conservative commentator Chris Ingram along with… Read more »

New film follows one of Florida’s 1.7 million disenfranchised voters; Political ads get fact-checked by Politifact deputy editor

http://sound.wmnf.org/sound/wmnf_161104_110617_radioactivityF1_337.MP3 By Rob Lorei The Florida Center for Investigative Reporting this week released a new web documentary called Unforgiven  — in partnership with TIME, The Atlantic, the Miami Herald and other news media — about voter disenfranchisement in Florida. There are 6.1 million disenfranchised Americans; 1.7 million live in Florida. The web documentary focuses on one… Read more »

Terry O'Niell of NOW favors Hillary Clinton

National Organization for Women president on 2016 election

Tuesday is Election Day, the last day to vote; so we bring you voices from the major presidential campaigns. First up is a representative of the Donald Trump campaign in Florida. Christian Ziegler is the Republican state committeeman for Sarasota County; he also does digital marketing. Then we heard from a surrogate for the Hillary Clinton Campaign. Terry… Read more »

Florida’s 2016 amendments summarized for you

There are four statewide amendments on the ballot this election cycle (one was passed during the primaries in August). Some of the counties along the central West Coast of Florida also have amendments for your voting pleasure. Below is a summary of the amendments, and the pros and cons of each, taken from the websites… Read more »