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Hillary Clinton raises funds in Tampa Bay

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was in town Wednesday morning to raise funds for her campaign for president. Reporters were not allowed inside the event held at the Thonotosassa home of former state CFO Alex Sink. But afterward, WMNF News spoke with Katheryn Kepes, a Clinton supporter who lives in Valrico. In addition to infrastructure, Kepes… Read more »

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Women’s Show on “Standing Up to Terrorism” 12/3

With the recent Paris attack, terrorism is in all of our minds…..  Congress seems to be obsessed with the dangers from Syrian widows and orphans.  Women throughout this country are in daily fear when they go to their neighborhood Planned Parenthood Clinic.  Domestic terrorism has been a problem for a very long time.  Anthrax?  The… Read more »

Phosphate mine near Flaming Gorge National Park, UT
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Mosaic $2 Billion Deal with EPA is Not Enough, Environmentalists Say

By Rob Lorei In October, phosphate mining giant Mosaic reached a $2 billion agreement with  the Environmental Protection Agency to settle a lawsuit regarding the mishandling of toxic material at 6 mines in Florida and two in Louisiana. But a local environmental group says the deal does not do enough. Joining us talk about the… Read more »

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Artist/Musician Laurie Anderson on Talking Animals to talk About Her Movie, Heart of a Dog. (updated!)

Duncan’s guest on Talking Animals this Wednesday will be Laurie Anderson, the long-celebrated artist and musician, who recently made an acclaimed film, “Heart of a Dog.” An inventive work offering a spirited visual mélange, “Heart of a Dog” functions on one level as a multifaceted musing on loss, spurred by the death of Anderson’s beloved rat terrier,… Read more »

Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn proposes $876 million budget - $45 million more than last year - Credit: Janelle Irwin

Florida this week with Tampa mayor Bob Buckhorn; Green Party candidate Jill Stein wants no bomb sale to Saudi Arabia

By Rob Lorei Today we listen to a special Thanksgiving edition of Florida this week in which host Rob Lorei interviews Tampa mayor Bob Buckhorn, touching on a variety of topics such as the Vinik Project in downtown Tampa, the TBX interstate expansion, the idea of a  citizen’s police review board  and his goals for his… Read more »

Donald Trump in Sarasota.
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Trump delivers hardball rhetoric to huge crowds in Sarasota

Tough talking tough Guy, Donald Trump, helicoptered into Sarasota for a sold out rally. Last Saturday fans and backers either crammed into a Sarasota area or waited outside to listen to the Donald stump. The Republican front-runner in free-form monologue style bounced back and forth from laying out his ideas to lambasting his rivals and… Read more »

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Human rights activist speaks out against Columbian paramilitary training in the US

On Midpoint Wednesday, Host Rob Lorei speaks with Deborah Barros Fince, a Columbian Attorney, artist and human rights advocate for the Wayuu , an indigenous ethnic group in Columbia and Venezeula. In 2004, Fince witnessed a massacre of 12 Wayuu people by paramilitary forces in Bahía Portete, Columbia. She is a critic of the School of the Americas,… Read more »

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Remembering Ian “Mac” McLagan on Life Elsewhere

Ian “Mac” McLagan the famed keyboard player with the Small Faces and Faces, who also collaborated with The Rolling Stones, and led his own band from the late 1970s, died on December 3, 2014. The next edition of Life Elsewhere will be a special tribute to Ian, a crucial figure in the history of rock ‘n’ roll. Earlier last year (2014), Ian and Norman… Read more »

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Tampa rally against white supremacy

A student group in Tampa is rallying Wednesday evening in solidarity with Black Lives Matter protesters in Minneapolis and against white supremacy; Students for a Democratic Society Tampa is holding what they say is an emergency rally calling for justice for Jamar Clark who was killed while being detained by Minneapolis Police. Two nights ago five… Read more »

Dr. Darryl Paulson, professor emeritus of government at USF St.Petersburg

USF Professor says prescription drug crackdown harms legitimate pain sufferers.

By Rob Lorei Today our guest is Dr. Darryl Paulson, professor emeritus of government at USF St.Petersburg, to talk about how the state crackdown on pill mills and prescription drug abuse has made it harder for actual pain sufferers to get the medication they need. At one point, Florida was ground zero for prescription drug… Read more »

Florida This Week, a political talk show moderated by Radioactivity Rob Lorei. photo by Florida This Week/WEDU

Florida This Week discusses political opposition to Syrian refugee resettlement.

BY Rob Lorei Today we listen back to the latest episode of Florida This Week, a political talk show moderated by Rob Lorei and broadcast by local PBS station WEDU. This week, the panel of politicians, journalists, and other experts discuss the opposition by national and state politicians to Syrian refugee resettlement in the U.S.,… Read more »

Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders at a rally for the American Federation of Government Employees. Photo by AFGE/ Flickr

Bernie Sanders explains Democratic Socialism in Georgetown University speech

Today we listen to a portion of a speech Bernie Sanders gave yesterday afternoon at Georgetown University, in which he explains the meaning of “Democratic Socialism”, comparing the political ideology to the policies of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal. During the hour long speech, he also decried growing income inequality, monied interests in government and… Read more »

Medical Marijuana dispensary in Denver, Colorado. Photo by O'Dea via Wikimedia Commons

The Business of Marijuana; Remote Area Medical to bring free clinic to Bradenton

By Rob Lorei With recreational pot legal in Colorado, Oregon, and Washington and legal medical marijuana initiatives being considered around the country, the cannabis industry is set to becoming a booming business, possibly bigger than the organic food industry, according to one study.  We discuss legal issues regarding the commercialization of marijuana is one of… Read more »

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Women’s Show on “Perilous Times – Paris and Beyond” 11/19

What perilous times…..   Paris is the epicenter of the world right now.  What to do – who and how are critical.  Just policies demand an understanding of people.  How much did our endeavors in Iraq contribute to the terrorism in the Middle East? A very powerful play is being presented at USF Tampa –… Read more »