The Rise of the Radical Right in the Age of Trump

Radioactivity 12 5 17 Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up- During last year’s presidential campaign and now in the 13 months since the election—right wing speakers and groups have become more emboldened in America. From the violence in Charlottesville, to white nationalist Richard Spencer’s speech in Gainesville in October, to the… Read more »

Sleepwalking to Nuclear War? And President Trump Is About to Change US Policy Toward Israel.

Radioactivity 12 6 17 Welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up— our first guest warns that the biggest danger facing the world is the threat of nuclear war. Later we’ll discuss President Trump’s planned announcement that he will move the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The move has caused outrage… Read more »

Towers in the Sand A History of Florida Broadcasting

Radioactivity 12 4 17 Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity- coming up we’ll talk about how the tax bill in Washington will affect Medicare—the program that provides medical coverage for millions of Floridians. And we’ll talk about how John Morgan’s announcement that he will not run for governor next year as a Democrat- how that will… Read more »

MidPoint for Thursday, Nov. 30 – Sexual harassment in Congress and the death of Dusharn Weems

While titans like Harvey Weinstein, Matt Later, Charlie Rose and Kevin Spacey have seen their careers blown up following revelations about their sexually harassing men or women, it’s not exactly the same thing for politicians. Judge Roy Moore, Congressman John Conyers and Minnesota Senator Al Franken have all been accused of improprieties, but they’ll still… Read more »

RNC Spokesperson Touts GOP Tax Bill

Radioactivity 11 17 17 Good morning, welcome to WMNF’s Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. We’re going to talk about the GOP tax plan today- We’ll talk with a spokesperson for the Republican National Committee. Yesterday the House in Washington passed the Republican tax plan. Now it moves to the US Senate. For weeks pro-tax plan ads… Read more »

Chip Berlet on the Rise of the Far-Right and Lawrence O’Donnell on the Pivotal Year 1968

Radioactivity 11 16 17 Thursday Welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up—we’ll speak with investigative journalist Chip Berlet—who for decades has been tracking the far right in the US. With the rise of Donald Trump Neo Nazi and fascist groups are becoming more active and we’ll dive into the history, motives and aims of… Read more »

2017 Election results locally and some nationally

Democrats are claiming a blue wave washed over the US. Is that true? According to Ballotpedia, Elections [were]  held in 59 of the 100 largest cities by population in 2017. This includes elections for 36 mayoral offices, 31 municipal officials other than mayor, 367 city council seats, and 50 special district officials. This represents an increase from 25… Read more »

Nina Turner on “Our Revolution”, Karen Bernal, Chair Progressive Caucus Calif. Demo Party on “Autopsy Report”, Judicial Appointments and TBT Festival of Reading

What is the preamble to the constitution – “We the people, in order to ensure a more perfect union…” Remember the “WE.”  It doesn’t say Democrats, Republicans or that we return to pseudo tyrants.  We need a peaceful revolution to force the leaders in this country to respond to OUR needs.  Nina Turner, President of  “Our… Read more »

MidPoint for October 26 – Fair Vote’s Drew Spencer Penrose and a look back at Jimmy Carter’s ‘malaise’ speech

A recent Fox News poll generic congressional poll reports that Democrats have a 15-point lead over Republicans in next year’s congressional elections.  However, some election analysts question whether the Democrats can win back the House next year. Drew Spencer Penrose is FairVote’s legal and policy director. He told us how his organization has broken down recent… Read more »

Best Way to Sign Up for Obamacare? A Navigator Might Help You Save Money

Radioactivity October 27, 2017 Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up—is Obamacare going away or collapsing? No. Despite some efforts in Congress—the ACA is still with us. The sign up period begins Wednesday, November 1st. If you have questions about signing up for the ACA or if you have a moderate income… Read more »

Jessica Mason Pieklo on Jane Doe in Texas and Samita Mukhopadhyay and Kate Harding on Nasty Women

And I thought The Handmaid’s Tale was fiction!  The truth will set you free – or at least help you understand why you are not free…. Have you been following Jane Doe in Texas – the refusal to allow the 17-year-old immigrant to get an abortion? Luckily JESSICA MASON PIEKLO, Vice President, Law and the Courts… Read more »

Where Do Your Pentagon Tax Dollars Go? And Official Tampa Delegation Visits Cuba

Radioactivity 10 24 2017 Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up: Here’s Where Your Tax Dollars for “Defense” Really Go Four soldiers were killed this month in Niger, catching many people off guard- including members of Congress. What is the Pentagon doing in Niger? The U.S. has hundreds of military bases abroad…. Read more »

Women’s Show 10/19- #Metoo-“Expose the Pig!” & Health Care

PLEASE SHARE WITH FRIENDS! The wrecking ball continues.  Health care – whatever you have to do: sabotage, obfuscate, ridicule.  If Congress won’t repeal the ACA, then Trump is willing to pull out its moorings… Murray and Alexander to the rescue?  Don’t be too sure of that.  The White House says, “yes…no…maybe” – and who knows… Read more »

Women’s Show-“Quiet before the Storm”-10/12

The chaos we live in…… The president winks at us and tells us “it is the calm before the storm.”  Hurricanes, floods, people dying in Puerto Rico… People dying in the west with the explosive fire storms…People dying in the massacre in Las Vegas.  Calm before the storm?  We’re in the vortex of a super… Read more »

Two Vietnam Veterans Discuss Ken Burns’ New PBS Film The War in Vietnam

Radioactivity September 19 2017 Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity I’m Rob Lorei. This past Sunday night PBS began carrying the latest documentary series from film-maker Ken Burns called The War in Vietnam. The film begins with a search for the causes of the war—going all the way back to the French colonization of Vietnam in… Read more »

MidPoint for Sept. 14 – Examining the post – Irma environment

With tens of thousands still without power under sweltering conditions, we spoke about the recovery efforts ongoing after Hurricane Irma hit the Tampa Bay area Sunday night. Hillsborough County Commissioner Pat Kemp, Hillsborough County Hazard Mitigation Manager Gene Henry, and FEMA representatives Dan Needham and Keith St. Claire joined the show to talk about what… Read more »

Twilight of American Sanity? A top psychiatrist analyzes the US in the age of Trump

Radioactivity 9 13 17 Welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up- we’ll have one of the nation’s top psychiatrists talk about the new book he’s written about Donald Trump. And we’ll talk more about hurricane recovery and take your phone calls. Later we’ll talk with a spokesperson for Florida Power and Light about the… Read more »

Will President Trump’s proposed tax cuts help small business in the U.S.? National small business group says “No”.

Thursday August 31 2017 Will President Trump’s proposed tax cuts help small business in the U.S.? Welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Yesterday President Trump gave a speech in Missouri- calling for Congress to pass what he calls “tax reform”. The president is calling for a cut in the corporate tax rate to 15%, down… Read more »

Women’s Show 8/31– Hurricane Harvey – Desperate Havoc and Beyond Nuclear

Words simply cannot convey the desperate havoc that is besieging the people of Houston and the surrounding areas… Climate Change – regardless of your belief in the causation – is very real and simply cannot be ignored and disregarded.  Everything about Hurricane Harvey underscores the warnings that meteorologists and scientists have been giving for years. … Read more »

Women’s Show 8/24– Dr. Rebecca Gordon on War as Metaphor

The celestial event of the year has come and gone… Impressive display by Mother Nature of the periodicity of our orbiting neighbors in space.  Even more impressive was the ability of science to so predict the movement, to predict so accurately the times and paths.  Science observes the universe with an eye to truth, not… Read more »

Women’s Show 8/17 – Dr. Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons and Collier Myerson on Charlottesville

I’m losing track!  North Korea and its nuclear arsenal are relegated to the back page and we are fighting the Civil War again.  Note to self and others: the Civil War was fought over SLAVERY, not states rights, not economic rights, SLAVERY. Perhaps it has never been truer, “If you do not know your history,… Read more »

Charlottesville Terror: The Rise of the Fascist Right and Why Were Those Confederate Monuments Built?

August 15 2017 Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity…..I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up— after the terrorist attack on peaceful demonstrators last weekend in Charlottesville—- what’s next? We’ll talk with a futurist and historian about the efforts by far right groups to build a movement. Our first guest is Sara Robinson a Seattle-based futurist and veteran blogger… Read more »