Presidential Debate on WMNF tonight

You can listen to Democracy Now’s coverage of the third presidential debate between Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican candidate Donald Trump on the Source, our HD3 stream. We also have NPR’s fact checking widget embedded in our Debate page, which also provides a real time transcript (sort of – there are occasional [amusing] in the computer-provided transcribing)…. Read more »

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Radioactivity Tuesday offers up free airtime for political candidates of local and state elections.

http://sound.wmnf.org/sound/wmnf_161018_110617_radioactivityT1_187.MP3 By Rob Lorei As a public service—WMNF 88.5FM is offering free air time for political candidates this week. Beginning on Radioactivity Tuesday we’ll offer up to 90 seconds of free air time for a message recorded by the candidates themselves. The message may include anything the candidate would like to say about why they should be… Read more »

A special edition of Florida This Week with all millennial panel on Radioactivity Monday

http://sound.wmnf.org/sound/wmnf_161017_110618_radioactivityM1_348.MP3 By Rob Lorei On Radioactivity Monday we aired the latest episode  of Florida This Week, a political talk show on local PBS station WEDU. . In this special edition, Host Rob Lorei speaks with four local “millennials”, young people generally between 12-34 that are now tied with the Baby Boomers as the largest age segment… Read more »

Anti-death penalty sign

Faith leaders call on Hillsborough & Pinellas to halt death penalty

Dozens of faith leaders are calling on Hillsborough and Pinellas County prosecutors to stop calling for the death penalty; this comes after the two Tampa Bay area counties were counted by a Harvard study as outliers in their use of the sentence of death. WMNF News interviewed Fr. Bob Schneider, pastor of St. Stephen Catholic Church… Read more »

Sabal Trail route

Protest outside Duke in St. Pete against Florida pipeline

The Dakota Access Pipeline — the site of major protests and where journalist Amy Goodman had charges dismissed Monday — isn’t the only fossil fuel pipeline that’s drawing controversy; here in Florida, environmentalists are protesting against the Sabal Trail Pipeline. Our guest, Tim Martin, is with Florida Suncoast Sierra Club and helped to organize a protest… Read more »

Richard Wolff

Economist Richard Wolff dissects Trump’s plan for trade, jobs

http://sound.wmnf.org/sound/wmnf_161014_110617_radioactivityF1_337.MP3 By Rob Lorei Our guest on Radioactivity Friday was Economist Richard Wolff. He is Professor of Economics Emeritus, University of Massachusetts, Amherst where he taught economics from 1973 to 2008. He is currently a Visiting Professor in the Graduate Program in International Affairs of the New School University, New York City. Wolff is  the author of several books… Read more »

New Study says Hillsborough county has one of the most juvenile arrests in Florida; local HS teacher says there is “Trump Effect” harassment at school.

http://sound.wmnf.org/sound/wmnf_161013_110618_radioactivityR1_191.MP3 By Rob Lorei A study which came out last month shows that just three counties– Hillsborough, Duval and Orange counties were responsible for nearly one quarter of all juvenile arrests in the state. And that there are alternatives that could keep the young people out of jail and help society at the same time.In… Read more »

Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO; Consumers for Smart Solar PAC defends utilities-backed Amendment 1.

http://sound.wmnf.org/sound/wmnf_161012_110617_radioactivityW1_189.MP3 BY Rob Lorei Our first guest on Radioactivity Wednesday was Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO. It’s the largest union federation in the US, representing more than 12 million active and retired workers. Trumka is a former coal miner and an attorney who was elected president of the AFL-CIO in 2009. He gave his take  on Trump’s stance… Read more »

Women’s Show 10/13- Sexual Predation and Presidential Candidates

By Arlene Engelhardt I’m sure you are aware of the 2005 Donald Trump tapes that were released Friday.  If not, check them out.  Kelly Oxford, well-known author and social media personality, had a flash-back moment and tweeted an account of a man grabbing her crotch when she was 12.  She invited her followers to submit… Read more »

Jill Stein

Jill Stein says cabinet could include Richard Wolff or Medea Benjamin

In a C-SPAN interview Tuesday night Green Party Presidential nominee Jill Stein was asked to name some people who might make up her cabinet if she is elected president; her answer included some names like Code Pink’s Medea Benjamin and economist Richard Wolff. “So, for example, on Secretary of State, we would certainly consider someone like… Read more »

NAACP

Manatee NAACP accuses Bradenton Police of racial disparities

The Manatee County NAACP is pointing out racial disparities in policing by the Bradenton Police; Rodney Jones, president of the Manatee branch of the NAACP, used a public records request to get documents showing that 21 percent of motorists stopped by police are black, even though African-Americans make up only 16 percent of the city’s population…. Read more »

Tampa Bay Times reporter pens new book on filipina ‘Leper Spy’ Josefina Guerrero

http://sound.wmnf.org/sound/wmnf_161011_110618_radioactivityT1_187.MP3 By Rob Lorei Our guest on Radioactivity Tuesday was Tampa Bay Times reporter Ben Montgomery who has written a new book  called The Leper Spy:The Story of an Unlikely Hero of World War II about World War II and a Filipina women named Josefina ‘Joey’ Guerrero. Guerrero  was a spy for the US in the… Read more »

Community Gardens

On Monday’s WMNF 88.5 FM Sustainable Living Program we talked about community gardens with our guests Kitty Wallace of Tampa Heights Community Garden and one of the founders of the Bay Area’s Coalition of Community Gardens; Jennifer Grebenschikoff, VISTA (Village Institute for Sustainable Technologies & Agriculture) Community Garden Project in Carrollwood Village; and Karen Elizabeth,… Read more »

Jolly Crist Congress

Jolly and Crist differ on guns, campaign money & Clinton

A closely-watched race for Congress in Pinellas County, Florida could be an opportunity for Democrats to pick up a House seat; Republican Congress member David Jolly faces an uphill battle in his newly-redrawn district against former Florida Governor Charlie Crist. Crist is a Democrat, but he started out as a Republican and also ran for U.S. Senate as an… Read more »

Joe Biden

Radioactivity Wednesday: An exclusive interview with Vice President Joe Biden

http://sound.wmnf.org/sound/wmnf_161005_110618_radioactivityW1_189.MP3 By Rob Lorei On Radioactivity Wednesday we aired an exclusive interview by Host Rob Lorei with United States Vice President Joe Biden. They  talked about Donald Trump’s tax returns, the Senate’s refusal to take up the nomination of Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court, Mike Pence, the  working class people who show up at Trump rallies and… Read more »

Hurricane Matthew closures

President Obama declared a State of Emergency in Florida Thursday because of Hurricane Matthew; a Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for all or parts of Levy, Citrus, Hernando, Pasco, Polk and some counties to the east of Tampa Bay. A Tropical Storm watch for Hillsborough, Pinellas, Manatee and Sarasota Counties. The category 4 hurricane is expected… Read more »

The Detectives on Life Elsewhere

Dublin Murder Squad, detective Antoinette Conway is hard-edged, gloriously rough-speaking and doesn’t suffer fools gladly. Antoinette, the narrator in Tana French’s new novel, The Trespasser, takes the reader on a roller-coaster of whodunit journey. Tana is a wickedly clever writer who uses her past acting experience to aid in conjuring up brilliant dialogue and descriptions…. Read more »