WMNF will broadcast former FBI Director Comey’s testimony live – here’s a primer

WMNF will be live broadcasting the Comey testimony in front of  the Senate Select Intelligence Committee (SSIC), starting at 10am, courtesy of NPR. It is anticipated to be winding up at 1pm. The SSIC will start a closed hearing at 1pm. Former FBI Director James Comey was fired by President Donald Trump on May 9… Read more »

Women’s Show-6/1 Summer Fund Drive

The revolution might not be televised, but it will be on the radio at 88.5 FM and online at wmnf.org! Remember, this Thursday is our Summer Fund Drive.  Tune in at 10 AM Thursday to hear Wendy Davis, former Texas State Senator, activist working to get more women to run for elected office, probably best… Read more »

March for Truth

Trump impeachment supporters will “March for Truth”

A new group that’s calling for the president’s impeachment is planning rallies across the state on Saturday, including in St. Petersburg, Brandon and Sarasota. The St. Pete rally is called “Demand Russia Investigation.” It’s at 545 1st Ave. N. in St Petersburg from noon until 2:00 p.m. Kofi Hunt is communications director with FACT: Floridians Against… Read more »

Small scale monumental concepts: Eduardo Chillida at the Dali Museum

Honey we shrunk the monolith. That could be an alternative title to the new exhibit at the Dali Museum in Saint Petersburg. The Spanish sculptor, Eduardo Chillida, is showcased in the museum’s first sculpture display in its new building. Chillida is best known for his monumental pieces set in public spaces. But, the showing, Memory,… Read more »

Cover of the book Ghost Riders

Military Veteran Criticizes Military Worship

Military Decision-Making in the Trump Administration Host Rob Lorei interviewed  Major Danny Sjursen,  a U.S. Army strategist and former history instructor at West Point. He served tours with reconnaissance units in Iraq and Afghanistan, and has written a memoir and critical analysis of the Iraq War, “Ghost Riders of Baghdad: Soldiers, Civilians, and the Myth… Read more »

MidPoint for Thursday, May 25 with Mark Sharpe – transportation + innovation

Mark Sharpe served on the Hillsborough County Commission from 2004-2014.  He then moved on to become the head of the Tampa Innovation Alliance (now being rebranded as Innovation Place). On Thursday, he talked about what he’s doing to try to make revitalize the USF area, and talked a lot about transportation. Sharpe was one the leaders in… Read more »

Women’s Show 5/25 –Democratic Norms Under Attack and Sexism

Where, oh where has my country gone?           Where on earth can it be?  I wish it were a nursery rhyme.  Our leader says he is committed to bringing peace to the world.  After the arms deal with Saudi Arabia, what kind of peace do you think that will be?  The president’s budget was announced… Read more »

Aquaponics on the Sustainable Living program

On Monday’s Sustainable Living Program we talked about aquaponics and hydroponic growing systems; how they work and how sustainable they are. Our guests were  Paul Rabaut, a Hillsborough Community College Teacher and creator of Alafia Farms, one family’s effort to live sustainably;  Francisco Rivera, Hillsborough County’s, University of Florida Small Farms Extension Agent; Jim Gibson,… Read more »

Andrea Prascow

Trump Meets with Leaders of Two Countries with Poor Human Rights Records

Trump Administration Continues to Neglect Human Rights Abuses President Trump met with the Turkish president on Tuesday, and later this week he’ll travel to Saudi Arabia. Human rights activists say that both countries have troubling records on torture, press freedom, and respect for individual liberty. Host Rob Lorei interviewed Andrea Prasow, deputy Washington Director at Human Rights… Read more »

Sean Shaw supports felon rights restoration

Ex-felon rights restoration clinic in Tampa Saturday

After an ex-felon has served his time in Florida, his civil rights are not automatically restored; unlike most states, Florida keeps thousands of ex-felons from voting and a from number of other basic citizenship rights. But many people, including Tampa-area state Representative Sean Shaw, want to change that. The Democrat is co-hosting an ex-felon rights… Read more »

Women’s Show – Abominable Trumpcare and Sara Paretsky as V. I. Warshawski Rises…..

The time of reckoning…  Frustrated?  Ashamed?  Incredulous?  Disturbing?  The words fail, don’t they?  How did it come to this – that we have a man whose moral and emotional temperament are absolutely unsuitable to be the leader of the most powerful country in the world?  When anything is this shocking to a person’s reality, there… Read more »

Legal Scholar Says Firing of Comey Proves Need for Special Prosecutor

Host Rob Lorei spoke with Stetson law professor Louis Virelli to discuss FBI Director James Comey’s firing and President Trump’s suggestion that he might have recorded Comey during their White House meeting. Earlier this week, the President fired the FBI director. The Trump administration had several explanations for the firing, including that it had been recommended… Read more »

education bill veto

Public school advocates urge Florida governor to veto education bill

In the closing days of its session, the Florida Legislature passed a sweeping $419 million education bill; but in a press conference Tuesday morning, parents, school board members, a Democratic state representative and the superintendent of Hillsborough public schools joined Congress member Kathy Castor to urge Governor Rick Scott to veto the bill. Standing in… Read more »