Tarpon Springs rally supports keeping Obamacare

Thursday morning in Tarpon Springs about 20 people held signs opposing Trumpcare; Paul Robinson is an emergency doctor and a pediatrician living in Tarpon Springs. “In Florida today, 2.6-million children are covered under Medicaid and our version of CHIP, which is called Florida Kid Care. The marketplace, under Obamacare, added another 122,000 covered children. So between… Read more »

Cover for the book "Who Stole the American Dream?" by Hendrick Smith

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Reporter Hendrick Smith on Radioactivity Wednesday

Host Rob Lorei talked with two speakers who gave talks in the area on Wednesday, March 15. One addresses how government informers trick people into doing things that will get them arrested on terrorism related charges, and another about the conservative populist movement that resulted in the election of Donald Trump. How far will the federal government go… Read more »

– Former state Senator Jeremy Ring on Midpoint for Thursday, March 23

Former Broward County Democratic state Senator Jeremy Ring was out guest on the show today. The Parkland resident and former Yahoo official is currently exploring a candidacy for Chief Financial Officer in 2018. On the show he discussed the need for a different business culture in Tallahassee, his own political history and his thoughts about running… Read more »

“Through Women’s Eyes” International Film Festival

The 18th annual Through a Woman’s Eyes International Film Festival in partnership with the Sarasota Film Festival is coming to Sarasota April 1st -2nd at Regal Hollywood Stadium 20. It will feature 22 films written, directed or produced by women. This year the festival will have activist and organizer, Heather Booth, and filmmaker, Lilly Rivlin, for the premier… Read more »

Tippi Hedren: Birds, Big Cats And Hitchcock

This article was first published in the wonderful Deep Roots magazine.  Many people think of Tippi Hedren as the actress chiefly known for her brief stint as Alfred Hitchcock’s muse of the moment, most notably in one of the director’s soaring masterpiece, The Birds. Many people also think of Hedren as a veteran animal advocate… Read more »

MidPoint for Thursday, March 16 -Florida voting ban, media on Trump and Aramis Ayala

We had three different guests on today’s program. Jon Sherman, Senior Counsel for the Fair Elections Legal Network, spoke about his organization’s lawsuit against Rick Scott and other states officials on attempting to automatically restore former felons’ voting rights and eliminate Florida’s “arbitrary and opaque process for re-enfranchisement.” Also, Penn State University professor Sophia McClennan on why the media isn’t doing… Read more »

Women’s Show 3/16 – Trumpcare and Planned Parenthood

Trumpcare is Rigged! Not to worry – health care is and always has been available for all – if you can afford it.  If you can’t, don’t get sick.  It’s hard to imagine after 8 years of attacks, including 60 attempts by Republicans in Congress to overthrow the Affordable Care Act (ACA), it has come… Read more »

Solar power systems for the home on the Sustainable Living program

On Monday’s Sustainable Living Program we talked about solar power, mainly home power systems. Our guests were the director for the Florida Solar Energy Center Dr. James Fenton, and Alan Brand, a local solar advocate and educator. Both our guests agree that now is the right time to install a solar electric system on your home. In Florida… Read more »

Let Your Fingers Do the Marching – Digital Protest Apps & Sites

The 2016 election didn’t just bring a new administration into the White House or spark new energy in the building progressive protest movement. Apps and websites have been springing up to help people get their resistance on. Many of them are built by people in their late teens or early 20s, which might be an interesting… Read more »

St. Pete mayor candidate announcement

Uhuru Solidarity leader runs for St. Pete Mayor

A leader in the Uhuru Solidarity Movement announced Wednesday morning that he is running for Mayor of St. Petersburg; Jesse Nevel is running for economic revitalization in the black community and under the slogan of “Unity through reparations.” “That means a true, positive, public policy of economic development for this city’s historic black communities. That… Read more »

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Kathy Castor slams ‘horrendous’ GOP ACA replacement

After years of criticizing the Affordable Care Act and unsuccessfully trying to repeal it, Congressional Republicans have unveiled a replacement; but Democratic Congress member Kathy Castor of Tampa says the proposed ACA replacement will cost more and cover fewer people. “When you eliminate coverage for millions of my neighbors in Florida and make it more… Read more »

The Oscars, Sympathy For The Loneliest President, & Upsetting Martha Stewart on Life Elsewhere

Two regular contributors to Life Elsewhere join Norman B to chat about everything from the extraordinary mess-up at the Oscars to pissing off Martha Stewart. Noted film and media critic, Bob Ross weighs in with his take on the relevance of the Oscars and asks, “Do movies cause social ills?” Esteemed political caricaturist and social… Read more »