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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 »

Tampa Bay area Green Party activists talk about the future of their party

http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/radioactivity/~3/arlhw-ukTZg/wmnf_161130_110618_radioactivityW1_189.MP3 By Rob Lorei On Radioactivity we spoke with with local Green Party members about their efforts to build the party in the Tampa bay area. Our guests were Rich Carpenter, Joanne Santiago and Joe Walters. They talked about how they came to join the Green Party, their party’s platform on some key issues facing… 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 »

Fight for 15 minimum wage

Fight for $15 walk-outs in Tampa Bay

Low-wage workers across the country are protesting and even walking out of work Tuesday as part of what’s being called a “Nationwide Fight for $15 Day of Disruption.” At noon in St. Petersburg more than 70 workers crammed the steps of City Hall, chanting, holding signs and listening to speeches. Gail Rogers works at the… Read more »

Radioactivity Monday:Workers plan a nationwide protest against low wages

http://sound.wmnf.org/sound/wmnf_161128_110617_radioactivityM1_348.MP3 By Rob Lorei On Radioactivity Monday we spent the hour talking with two local activists who are pushing for a 15-an-hour minimum wage and a union for low-wage workers. Bleu Rainer  is a fast-food worker and Liang Flakes  is a day care teacher who will be taking part in several protests tomorrow to demand an increase… 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 »

Susan Smith education schools progressive, critic of Betsy DeVos

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 »

The Goldilocks Planet & The Trump Administration on Life Elsewhere

“For over the past 10,000 years, Earth has been the Goldilocks planet, not too hot, not too cold, as the temperature has been steady, fluctuating by only about 1°C. So, everything the human species has done has been within a very narrow, and almost perfect temperature range (Source: Richard Alley, professor of geosciences, Penn State University,… Read more »

Trouble in Toyland - hazardous toys

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 »

Suncoast Native Plants

On Monday’s WMNF 88.5 FM Sustainable Living program we talked about native plants, trees and landscaping with three guests from our local Suncoast Native Plant Society (SNPS). We had the President of the Suncoast FNPS, Donna Bollenbach. She’s also the social media coordinator for the Florida Native Plant Society and Assistant Director of the Council… Read more »

Trump protests in St. Pete

Number of protests in Tampa Bay picks up after Trump election

It’s been about two weeks since Donald Trump won the presidential election and we’ve seen a surge of protests in the area; on WMNF’s MidPoint we talk with three organizers about why there’s so much enthusiasm for actions in the street. Tori Godfrey is helping to organize the Ban Bannon Rally against Trump’s Transition Terrors on… 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 »

Since Trump’s election, Tampa-area immigrants are on edge

The Southern Poverty Law Center has documented 23 incidents of hateful harassment and intimidation in Florida since the election of Donald Trump and they’ve counted more than 400 nationwide; in the Tampa Bay area advocates for migrant workers and immigrants say there’s an acute climate of fear of deportation. Lourdes Villanueva is the director of… Read more »

Sabal Trail pipeline and DAPL protest

14 activists arrested protesting Sabal Trail pipeline in Florida

This week there were protests around the world – and here in Florida – by people opposed to construction of the Dakota Access pipeline through tribal lands in North Dakota; but demonstrations against a compressed natural gas pipeline being built in Florida are getting less attention. That’s despite recent arrests of environmentalists protesting the Sabal Trail… 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 »

Donald Trump

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 »