A Bonkers Climate, Weird Politics & An Honest Memoir on Life Elsewhere

“Never before in the history of the human species has climate set so many spine-chilling new records as last year, 2016.” The opening line from the latest commentary in Counterpunch by Robert Hunziker. The environmental journalist and frequent contributor to Life Elsewhere goes on to liken the Trump administration’s behavior and policies to America’s 19th… Read more »

MidPoint for Thursday, March 16 -Florida voting ban, media on Trump and Aramis Ayala

We had three different guests on today’s program. Jon Sherman, Senior Counsel for the Fair Elections Legal Network, spoke about his organization’s lawsuit against Rick Scott and other states officials on attempting to automatically restore former felons’ voting rights and eliminate Florida’s “arbitrary and opaque process for re-enfranchisement.” Also, Penn State University professor Sophia McClennan on why the media isn’t doing… Read more »

The Oscars, Sympathy For The Loneliest President, & Upsetting Martha Stewart on Life Elsewhere

Two regular contributors to Life Elsewhere join Norman B to chat about everything from the extraordinary mess-up at the Oscars to pissing off Martha Stewart. Noted film and media critic, Bob Ross weighs in with his take on the relevance of the Oscars and asks, “Do movies cause social ills?” Esteemed political caricaturist and social… Read more »

MidPoint for Thursday, Feb. 16 with DNC Commiteeman Alan Clendenin

Alan Clendenin is a Commiteeman with the Democratic National Committee, which means he will have a vote next week in Atlanta when the party selects its officers for the next four years, including chairman. On the program, Clendenin talked about the DNC chair race, the recent elections for party chair with the Florida Democratic Party… Read more »

Art & Authoritarianism + Influential & Ignored on Life Elsewhere

Last year before the election, Philip Kennicott, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Art and Architecture Critic, imagined with clever wit, what would happen to the Arts in America if Mr. Trump became President. His scenarios were fantasy, but the context for Kennicott’s creativity was built on facts: In a gallery in Chelsea, New York, a crudely made sculpture of… Read more »

Can Every Picture Tell A True Story?

“Where words can be twisted, fact-checks dismissed, and lies perpetuated, photographs can sear an image into public consciousness that leaves little room to dispute. The responsibility of the media as defenders of democracy has never been so urgent. And within the media, photojournalists, with their incredibly strict code of ethics have a distinct and important ability to… Read more »

The Blurred Line Between Fantasy And Reality (on Life Elsewhere)

How many times during the past twelve months, when reflecting on the run-up to the Presidential election, have you thought, “This is too fantastic to be true”? The ongoing shenanigans by the most unlikely of Presidential candidates, now President-elect and the perpetual circus surrounding him, has perplexed even the most revered brainiacs. The conundrum of… Read more »

Goodbye 2016!

Before 2016 was even half-way over, the cry of “Enough! Can we please put this year behind us!” was uttered everywhere from social media to casual conversations. Right out of the gate, 2016 took no time at all to let us know, this one was gonna be a bitch! Like an unwarranted slap-in-the-face, the man… Read more »

New book sheds light on the creative process of inventor Nikola Tesla

http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/radioactivity/~3/ClcjqyHlMhI/wmnf_161213_110617_radioactivityT1_187.MP3 By Rob Lorei Nikola Tesla died in in 1943. During his 86 years on the planet he perhaps more than any other inventor was responsible for spreading the benefits of electricity to people around the US and the world. But his life has been overshadowed by other inventors such as Thomas Edison. In the… Read more »

Radioactivity Monday: Florida This Week, history professor discusses Russian Involvement in foreign elections

http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/radioactivity/~3/Xa-hkg0U0Yc/wmnf_161212_110618_radioactivityM1_348.MP3 By Rob Lorei On Radioactivity Monday, we heard Florida This Week from WEDU TV, a political discussion show that is also hosted by Rob Lorei. Among the topics discussed on the program: Incoming house speaker Richard Corcoran has tough words for members of the state supreme court; Hillsborough democrats are deeply divided over selecting a… Read more »

Joan, The Legend! on Life Elsewhere

When Joan Alexandra Molinsky died at the age of 81 in 2014, she was known as the iconic legend, Joan Rivers. Her story was a roller-coaster ride of triumphant highs and devastating lows: the suicide of her husband, her feud with Johnny Carson, her estrangement from her daughter, her many plastic surgeries, her ferocious ambition and… 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 »

Who Chose A Small Herd Of Alpacas? (on Life Elsewhere)

Yes, it’s the Annual Life Elsewhere Holiday Gift Show! With an all-star line-up of some of our favorite guests from the last 12 months with, author, Mark Haskell Smith, singer-songwriter, Nancy Kells, crime thriller writer, Peter James, social and political commentator, Dr. Binoy Kampmark, film & media critic, Bob Ross, singer-songwriter Azusena, caricaturist and social commentator, Steve Brodner, author Stephen O’Connor, and… 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 »