Radioactivity Listeners sounds off on contradictory statements made by Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump

http://sound.wmnf.org/sound/wmnf_160812_110618_radioactivityF1_337.MP3 BY Rob Lorei On Radioactivity Friday, we aired two clips from Youtube of presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton making contradictory statements on some of the key issues of their platforms . Then we opened up the phone lines for listener comments.

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Radioactivity Monday: Florida This week, Equality Florida criticizes Sen. Marco Rubio’s record on LGBT rights.

http://sound.wmnf.org/sound/wmnf_160808_110618_radioactivityM1_348.MP3 By Rob Lorei on Radioactivity Monday, we listened back to the latest Florida This Week, a political discussion show from local PBS station WEDU that is also hosted by Rob Lorei. In this episode, our panel of political experts and analysts discuss the biggest stories in national and state politics: Donald Trump holds big rallies… Read more »

Pulitzer Prize winning reporter looks at the making of Donald Trump

http://sound.wmnf.org/sound/wmnf_160809_110618_radioactivityT1_187.MP3 By Rob Lorei On Radioactivity Tuesday we looked at the business dealings of Donald Trump with Pulitzer Prize winning reporter David Cay Johnston . Trump claims to be one of the most successful businessmen in the US and that his personal fortune is worth in excess of ten billion dollars. But Johnson, who  has been covering… Read more »

What the TV viewing habits of Trump supporters can tell us about his appeal

BY Rob Lorei On Midpoint Wednesday we heard an interview with  Dr. Aaron Duncan from the Department of Communication Studies at University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Dr. Duncan recently penned an article that analysed a  study from Tivo on the TV watching habits of Trump supporters. The results of the poll showed the Trump supporters like crime dramas like NCIS and… Read more »

Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein

Green presidential nominee getting boost from Sanders fans

On Saturday at the Green Party Presidential Nominating Convention in Houston the party nominated Jill Stein for president and human rights activist Ajamu Baraka for vice president; Stein joined WMNF’s MidPoint Monday by phone. Listen to the full show here: Stein was also the Green nominee for president in 2012, so she is breaking a glass ceiling of… Read more »

True Blunders on Life Elsewhere

“Global warming is a total and a very expensive hoax!” This is only one of many tweets by GOP Presidential contender Mr. Trump on the subject of climate change. But that brash declaration caught the attention of environmental journalist, Robert Hunziker. He felt compelled to voice his rebuttal. In the always readable CounterPunch, Robert lays out… Read more »

Bernie Sanders in Kissimmee, Florida. By Seán Kinane

Bernie Sanders delegates from Florida reflect on DNC

On MidPoint we spoke with two local delegates who just returned from the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia; Jessica Vaughn (Hillsborough County) and Amos Miers (Pinellas County) were Bernie Sanders delegates from Florida. Welcome to WMNF’s MidPoint, Jessica and Amos! We talked about their convention experience. Listen to the full show here: On the first day… Read more »

A conversation with Congresswoman Gwen Graham on the DNC, changes in water quality standards to allow more toxic chemicals

http://sound.wmnf.org/sound/wmnf_160728_110617_radioactivityR1_191.MP3 BY Rob Lorei On Radioactivity Thursday our guest  was Congresswoman Gwen Graham who is at the Democratic Convention in Philadelphia. Congresswoman. Graham is a Democrat who represents Tallahassee in Washington DC. She’s also the daughter of former Senator and Governor Bob Graham. Host Rob Lorei spoke with her about the convention, Donald Trump’s email remarks and the controversial… Read more »

Local political consultant Adam Goodman says there is a hidden vote that could help Trump

By Rob Lorei Our guest on midpoint Wednesday was Adam Goodman,a Republican political consultant from Tampa who is at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. We spoke with him about the hidden vote that he thinks will help Donald Trump win the presidential election. He’s written an article on the topic recently for The Daily Beast.

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A law professor answers: are corporations citizens?

Are corporations citizens and how have courts changed the role of corporations in society and in elections? We look at these topics with our guest in the studio, Ciara Torres-Spelliscy. She’s an associate professor of law at Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Florida. Her new book is called Corporate Citizen? An Argument for the Separation of… Read more »

A Palestinian Promotes Peaceful Resistance to the Israeli Occupation

http://sound.wmnf.org/sound/wmnf_160722_110617_radioactivityF1_337.MP3 By Rob Lorei On radioactivity Friday, our first guest was Palestinian peace activist Dr. Abdelfattah Abusrour (Abed).  Dr. Abed is the founder and director of Al-Rowwad, a cultural center located in Aida Refugee Camp in Palestine. As the theater director, he teaches that the arts, which include music, dance, theater and sports, are tools for empowerment to… Read more »

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New film sheds light on voter suppression in 2016 primary elections

http://sound.wmnf.org/sound/wmnf_160720_110617_radioactivityW1_189.MP3 By Rob Lorei On Radioactivity Wednesday we spoke with   investigative reporter Greg Palast about his upcoming film on voter suppression. Palast broke the story of how African Americans with similar names to ex felons were removed from Florida’s voter rolls prior to the 2000 Presidential election. As a result– thousands of people were wrongfully… Read more »

St. Petersburg City Council member Darden Rice

St. Pete considers banning Super PAC money in local elections

St. Petersburg City Council is considering banning the influence of Super PAC money in local elections. The idea was introduced Thursday afternoon by council vice chair Darden Rice. “I’m introducing a new business item to start council discussion on evaluating an ordinance that would abolish Super PAC influence in local elections. Number one, we want corporations that donate to candidates… Read more »

Women’s Show resuming in August

Photo via Flickr by DonkeyHotey/CC 2.0 license There will be no show July 21st or July 28th due to”Democracy Now” covering the Republican and Democratic conventions from 9-11 am. From a Woman’s POV will resume programing at 10 am on August 4th.

A Florida Perspective on the RNC in Cleveland this week

http://sound.wmnf.org/sound/wmnf_160718_110617_radioactivityM1_348.MP3 By Rob Lorei On Radioactivity Monday we aired the latest Florida this Week, a public affairs program from local PBS station WEDU that is also hosted by Rob Lorei. In this episode our expert panel of political experts and insiders look at the hottest stories in Florida news and politics: The Republican Convention gets… Read more »

Florida Senate District 19 forum

Florida Senate District 19 Democrats face off

The Republican National Convention began Monday; on MidPoint we continue our look at this year’s election with audio from candidates running for a Florida Senate seat that covers parts of four counties. Four Democrats are running for a state Senate district that’s been gerrymandered to snake through parts of South Pinellas, Central Hillsborough and northwestern Manatee… Read more »

Florida House 70

Florida House 70 candidates offer algae bloom solutions

Florida’s House District 70 is gerrymandered to take in small parts of four counties, including the Sunshine Skyway Bridge; so many Democratic voters from South Pinellas, Hillsborough, Manatee and Sarasota Counties are packed into the cross-shaped district that the winner of August’s Democratic Primary should prevail in November as well. The three Democrats fighting for… Read more »

Candidates for state senate seat all want to tackle poverty; just differently

Four Democrats are running for a State Senate seat that includes parts of Hillsborough and South Pinellas Counties. They faced-off at a forum in the Enoch Davis Center in St. Petersburg. But the pre-screened questions provided for a subdued, almost scripted atmosphere. The NAACP Branch of Saint Petersburg organized the forum; attended by nearly 100… Read more »