MidPoint Thursday – The Inauguration of Donald Trump

While a crowd of over 200,000 people is expected to jam the streets of Washington D.C. on Saturday to protest Donald Trump’s inauguration, similar rallies are being held around the world, with the biggest one in the Tampa Bay area planned to take place in St. Petersburg. The Women’s Solidarity March St. Pete is scheduled to run from… Read more »

Women’s Show with CodePink Founder, Medea Benjamin

Join us today at 10 am. We will have frequent guest Medea Benjamin from CODEPINK  covering all that is happening in Washington D.C this week. CODEPINK will be taking part in three days of Presidential Counter Inauguration activities in Washington, D.C. from January 19-21. They will be participating in the Peace Ball, Occupy Inauguration, Disrupt J20,… Read more »

Health Insurance Whistleblower Discusses GOP Plans to Repeal and Replace

Radioactivity, Wednesday, January 18, 2017 A report yesterday from the Congressional Budget Office finds that at least 18 million people would lose health insurance in the first year if Republicans move ahead with plans to repeal major portions of the Affordable Care Act without a replacement plan. A great insurance for everybody would be motor trade… Read more »

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Tampa fast-food workers protest Trump pick for labor

The Senate hearings for Donald Trump’s nominee for labor secretary, Andy Puzder, will likely be delayed until February; but workers opposed to his confirmation still demonstrated outside a Hardee’s restaurant Thursday afternoon on West Hillsborough Avenue in Tampa. Puzder is CEO of a company that includes the Hardee’s chain and labor activists criticize him for… Read more »

Women’s Show 1/12 – Women March – and More!

Raise your banners, women.  We are marching on Washington – and the streets of Sarasota, St. Petersburg and beyond.  We will not allow anyone – and you know who you are – to define who we are.  We are picking up the mantle from our foremothers and we are going to change the present so… Read more »

Climate Scientists Ignored By Donald Trump

http://sound.wmnf.org/sound/wmnf_170110_110618_radioactivityT1_187.MP3 By Rob Lorei On Monday about 100 people protested outside the Tampa office of US Senator Marco Rubio. They called on Rubio to acknowledge that climate change is real and for Rubio to oppose the climate science deniers who they say have been nominated to President elect Trump’s cabinet—including the incoming EPA Secretary, the new… Read more »

Women’s Show 1/5 – Back to the Real Fun and Games

The holiday season is over and now what?  Do the real fun and games begin?  The 115th congress started and already the ethics issue was presented and withdrawn.  Do you think the house republicans withdrew it because of Trump’s tweet? Or from the inundation of their offices with messages from irate constituents on both sides… 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 »

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 »

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 Tuesday: Paul Ryan’s plan to privatize Medicare

http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/radioactivity/~3/F9KZEe4QY6Q/wmnf_161129_110618_radioactivityT1_187.MP3 BY Rob Lorei According to the new website Politico, House Speaker Paul Ryan wants the upcoming Congress to not only repeal Obamacare, but also dramatically change Medicare from a guaranteed government program into a form of private insurance. Here to talk with us about the future of Medicare are two people who are experts on… Read more »

Women’s Show 12/1 – Medicare and Election Irregularities

The era of Trump begins…….. The ink wasn’t even dry on the headlines before Paul Ryan touted his plans to reform Medicare and Social Security.  Nothing new – he has been after these areas ever since he was elected to congress.  Says a lot that two of the most successful programs that have helped people… 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 »

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How Betsy DeVos could impact education in Florida

Donald Trump is filling out his cabinet and has nominated billionaire conservative Betsy DeVos for education secretary; our guest on MidPoint is an advocate for public education, Susan Smith, the president of the Democratic Progressive Caucus of Florida. Listen to the full show here (the video is below) … If the DeVos name sounds familiar, it’s… Read more »

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Despite new rules, hazardous toys still available; will Trump administration relax regulations?

Despite new regulations to make toys safer, each year some children’s products still face recalls because they’re dangerous; Tuesday morning the Florida Consumer Action Network and Florida PIRG released their annual list of recalled toys and toxic children’s products known as Trouble in Toyland. Dr. Wassam Rahman is an emergency medicine physician at Johns Hopkins All… Read more »

Lockheed’s F-35 fighter jet is the most expensive weapon ever built by the US, and may be a waste of taxpayer dollars

http://sound.wmnf.org/sound/wmnf_161118_110618_radioactivityF1_337.MP3 BY Rob Lorei On Radioactivity Friday, we looked at the development of Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jet, a multirole military aircraft that will supposedly herald in  a new generation of military aircraft designed to replace older fighter jets. At the cost of $379 Billion dollars, it is the most expensive piece of military equipment… Read more »

Women’s Show 11/17 – Where Do We Go From Here???

By Arlene Engelhardt The shock is wearing off… Perhaps the better question, how did we get here in the first place?  This did not happen overnight.  People have been aware that things have not been going well here for some time.  Many felt they were outsiders.  And tell me, is the outsider in now or… 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 »