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Was the Hulk Hogan Trial the Start of a New Assault on Freedom of the Press?

Brian Knappenberger on the film “Nobody Speak” Last year a sensational trial took place in Pinellas County in which wrestler Terry Bollea, better known by his stage name Hulk Hogan, won a $140 million judgement against Gawker, a website known for publishing celebrity gossip. Hogan had sued the website for posting a short video of… Read more »

MidPoint for Thursday, July 13 – Victor Crist, Yvette Lewis and Doug Guetzloe

Hillsborough County Commissioner Victor Crist kicked off the program, which was centered around the controversy regarding the Confederate monument that has stood outside a Hillsborough County courthouse for more than 100 years. Crist is critical in the discussion, because after voting last month with 3 of his GOP colleagues to maintain the statue (vs. three… Read more »

Women’s Show – Arnie Arnesen’s “Attitude” & Emma Collum on Women’s NRA March

Women will not be intimidated into silence….  Drip….drip….drip….the Russians are coming.  On, they are already here?  The Prince of Orange – which side are you on?  It is said, you have to step back to get the big picture.  All I know is that if I step back any further, I will fall off the… Read more »

Bob White

Republican Candidate for Governor Thinks Leading Candidate is Not Conservative Enough

Republican Primary Challenger Bob White on Radioactivity Friday On Friday, Radioactivity host Rob Lorei spoke with one of the Republicans running for governor. His name is Bob White, and he owns a pool cleaning company. He’ll face one of Florida’s most well-known politicians, Adam Putnam, in the August primary next year. White is a critic of Putnam for… Read more »

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Greg Palast Has the Scoop on the President’s Election Integrity Commission

Human rights workers arrested for investigating labor conditions in Ivanka Trump’s factories Three labor rights investigators were arrested in China in May while they were looking into working conditions at factories that make shoes for Ivanka trump — the president’s daughter. After a month in custody they have been released, but now they face trial… Read more »

MidPoint for Thursday, July 6 – Tampa Bay Times Metro columnist John Romano

After writing a sports column for over a decade, the Tampa Bay Times John Romano moved over to the news side in early 2012, where he had the unenviable position of replacing longtime columnist Howard Troxler. While Troxler will always have his fans, Romano has created his own distinctive brand since that time. Romano joined… Read more »

Karen Malo and Christopher O'Donnell

Guardian ad Litem Helps Protect Florida’s Abused, Abandoned and Neglected Kids

Karen Malo with the Guardian ad Litem Foundation The Guardian ad Litem Foundation of Tampa Bay works on a big problem – abused, neglected and abandoned children here in Florida. Oftentimes these children are born into troubled families. They are innocent, and must rely on either family, social workers, volunteers, the courts, foster parents, law enforcement… Read more »

The Bosses of the Senate by Joseph Ferdinand Keppler depicting corporate power in the Gilded Age

Libertarian Republicans Powered by Billionaire Money Plan to Undo Gains of Last 100 Years

Nancy MacLean on her new book “Democracy in Chains” A lot of books have tried to explain the rise of conservative power that poses a direct challenge to the reforms that came about under the New Deal, the labor movement, the Civil Rights movement, and the Great Society. In her new book, a Duke University… Read more »

Women’s Show: Independence Day – The Hour of Land author

Independence Day??? The fireworks have ended (at least I hope so).  The parades, the music, the picnics and barbecues, all the fun trappings of the 4th are past.  The president goes abroad – on Friday he meets with Putin.  Oh to be a patriotic fly on that wall!  And the North Koreans set off quite… Read more »

HART bus

Tampa Bay Area Transit System on the Sustainable Living Program

On Monday’s Sustainable Living Program we talked about our Tampa Bay Area Transit System. Our guests were Marco Sandusky, Director of Government and Community Relations for Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART); Michael Case, Principal Planning and Project Manager for Tampa Bay Area Regional Transportation Authority (TBARTA); and Bob Lasher, External Affairs Officer for Pinellas… Read more »

RAW DEAL by Steven Hill

Is Uber’s Business Model Heading for Collapse?

The American Health Care Act stalls in the Senate The Republican Party’s long-promised repeal of “Obamacare” is in trouble after Senate GOP leaders, short of support, abruptly shelved a vote Tuesday on legislation aimed at fulfilling the pledge. The surprise development leaves the legislation’s fate uncertain while raising new doubts about whether President Donald Trump… Read more »

Women’s Show 6/29 – Divided We Stand with author Marjorie Spruill

The polarization of American politics is stunning and has almost reached the point of ineffectiveness… The election of Trump justifies the question – has the political process collapsed totally?  The 4th of July is coming – patriotism and history abound, but what are we missing?  Is it big money?  Is it the warring military industrial… Read more »

Confederate memorial Tampa

Protesters chant “Take it down!” at Tampa Confederate monument

About sixty protesters chanted “Take it down!” in front of a monument to Confederate soldiers outside a Hillsborough Courts administration building in downtown Tampa Tuesday morning; they were there for a press conference criticizing last week’s Hillsborough County Commission narrow vote to keep the monument in place, despite widespread community objection. Rev. James T. Golden is… Read more »

St. Pete moves forward with campaign finance reform

Despite an opinion from city lawyers that it is unconstitutional, St. Petersburg City Council moved ahead this morning with an ordinance that would cap Super PAC donations and limit contributions from foreign interests in city campaigns; Council members voted 5-3 Thursday morning in a nonbinding recommendation to advance the campaign finance reform measure to public… Read more »