Women's March on Washington MidPoint

Women’s March on Washington actions in St. Pete and D.C.

The Women’s March on Washington is Saturday January 21 and there will be local actions in St. Petersburg and other Florida cities; our guests on WMNF’s MidPoint were Lisa Perry, the Pinellas County Captain for the Women’s March on Washington and Suzanne Benton, who is helping to organize the local Women’s March St. Petersburg. Perry is helping… Read more »

Leonard Peltier

Former US attorney calls for clemency for Leonard Peltier

One of Florida’s most famous prisoners is hoping President Barack Obama will grant him clemency before leaving office; Native American activist Leonard Peltier was convicted of killing two FBI agents during a 1975 shootout, but has maintained his innocence for four decades. Now, a former U.S. attorney has written a letter supporting clemency for Peltier…. Read more »

flaquarium.org The Florida Aquarium

The Florida Aquarium withheld food from shark that died, says former trainer

An animal rights group is accusing The Florida Aquarium of animal cruelty violations after a former employee said sharks and rays were intentionally deprived of food. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Foundation is asking law enforcement to investigate the death of a nurse shark in November and alleged malnourishment of Atlantic stingrays last… 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  The 115th congress started and already the ethics issue was presented and withdrawn.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 »

Bug Control Professor on the Sustainable Living Program

On Monday’s Sustainable Living program we talked about pests that some might consider unsustainable in our homes. Our very special guest on our first program of the year was Phil Koehler, Professor of Structural Pest Control & Urban Entomology at the University of Florida.  Phil is well known for his research in urban entomology and… 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 »

New York Times Reporter talks Russian Support for Far Right Movements in Europe

http://sound.wmnf.org/sound/wmnf_161227_110617_radioactivityT1_187.MP3 By Rob Lorei Today on WMNF’s Radioactivity Rob Lorei talked with New York Times reporter Andrew Huggins about his front page story from this past Sunday which looks at Russian support for right wing and neo-nazi political groups in Europe. Higgins reports on a network of extremists in Hungary, France and Scandinavia who receive funding,… Read more »

Kathy Castor

“It’s obvious” Russia interfered in U.S. election: Castor

The Washington Post is reporting that the Obama administration will soon announce measures to punish Russia for its attempts to interfere in the recent U.S. election. The Post says there will be “economic sanctions and diplomatic censure.” In a press conference earlier this month President Barack Obama promised to retaliate against Russia for meddling in… Read more »

Visit the Murals in Tampa

St. Pete has gotten a lot of love for its strong murals game, but Tampa is no slouch. (updated) Here is a link to a map I am building for the Tampa murals. If you have/take pictures of some Tampa murals (or any in the area!) and want to share, please send them to me,… 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 »

Chickens and other Fowl Stuff on the Sustainable Living Program

On Monday’s Sustainable Living Program we talked about chickens and other backyard poultry. Our guests were Mary Beth Henry, the Small Farms Extension Agent & pesticide trainer with Polk County UF/IFAS Extension Service, and Kenny Coogan, a bird trainer, author and creator of the Critter Companions Facebook page. They covered a lot of good information… Read more »

John Judis on his theory about the Emerging Republican Advantage and the Rise of Right-wing/Left-wing Populism

http://sound.wmnf.org/sound/wmnf_161215_110618_radioactivityR1_191.MP3 By Rob Lorei You may have heard the theory that in the future,because of the changing demographics of the country, that Democrats will have a lock on presidential elections.One of the best books on the topic came out in 2002 was called The Emerging Democratic Majority. In that book the authors predicted that with the… Read more »

Donald Trump

MidPoint: Obama accuses Russia of tampering in US election

On Monday electors gathered in state capitols to cast their Electoral College votes for President; meanwhile, the current president is doubling-down on the claim that Russia – and Vladimir Putin himself – meddled in and may have influenced the U.S. election. This is the topic of this week’s MidPoint, which you can hear right here: Did Russia tamper… Read more »

New Report Shows Widespread Racial Disparity in Sentencing in Florida

http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/radioactivity/~3/by9D8F_uSvo/wmnf_161214_110618_radioactivityW1_189.MP3 By Rob Lorei For the past year a team of reporters at the Sarasota Herald Tribune has been investigating sentencing here in Florida. The team searched tens of millions of records from 2004 through 2015.The investigation revealed that blacks are more likely to be found guilty than whites in Florida; they are more likely… Read more »