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Was John Oliver’s take down on the Newspaper Industry real journalism? By Rob Lorei On Radioactivity Thursday, we looked at the latest rant by HBO comedian John Oliver on his show Last Week Tonight, this time aimed at the failing newspaper industry. Oliver insisted that what he does is not journalism, but it relies on the work of newspapers, many of are struggling with layoffs and financial… Read more »


Radioactivity Monday: Florida This week, Equality Florida criticizes Sen. Marco Rubio’s record on LGBT rights. By Rob Lorei on Radioactivity Monday, we listened back to the latest Florida This Week, a political discussion show from local PBS station WEDU that is also hosted by Rob Lorei. In this episode, our panel of political experts and analysts discuss the biggest stories in national and state politics: Donald Trump holds big rallies… Read more »

Donald Trump speaking at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. Photo by Gage Skidmore via Flickr

Pulitzer Prize winning reporter looks at the making of Donald Trump By Rob Lorei On Radioactivity Tuesday we looked at the business dealings of Donald Trump with Pulitzer Prize winning reporter David Cay Johnston . Trump claims to be one of the most successful businessmen in the US and that his personal fortune is worth in excess of ten billion dollars. But Johnson, who  has been covering… Read more »

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What the TV viewing habits of Trump supporters can tell us about his appeal

BY Rob Lorei On Midpoint Wednesday we heard an interview with  Dr. Aaron Duncan from the Department of Communication Studies at University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Dr. Duncan recently penned an article that analysed a  study from Tivo on the TV watching habits of Trump supporters. The results of the poll showed the Trump supporters like crime dramas like NCIS and… Read more »

Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein

Green presidential nominee getting boost from Sanders fans

On Saturday at the Green Party Presidential Nominating Convention in Houston the party nominated Jill Stein for president and human rights activist Ajamu Baraka for vice president; Stein joined WMNF’s MidPoint Monday by phone. Listen to the full show here: Stein was also the Green nominee for president in 2012, so she is breaking a glass ceiling of… Read more »

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Tampa Comic Con is still about the comics

The pageantry of the weird and the wonderful were in full regalia this weekend at the Tampa Bay Comic  Con. The event coordinators are anticipating nearly 60,000 attendees to pass through the halls of the Tampa Bay Convention Center.  Collectors, vendors, artists, celebrities, and cosplay enthusiasts came out to geek out and have some fun…. Read more »


MidPoint for Thursday, August 4 with Will Bunch & Brooke Hines

Will Bunch, the award-winning columnist for the Philadelphia Daily News, author of and the new book, “The Bern Identity,” was our guest for the first part of Thursday’s show. Bunch covered both the Republican and Democratic conventions in Cleveland and Philadelphia, respectively. And as the author of a book about Bernie Sanders, he had… Read more »


True Blunders on Life Elsewhere

“Global warming is a total and a very expensive hoax!” This is only one of many tweets by GOP Presidential contender Mr. Trump on the subject of climate change. But that brash declaration caught the attention of environmental journalist, Robert Hunziker. He felt compelled to voice his rebuttal. In the always readable CounterPunch, Robert lays out… Read more »

Occupy Wall Street protestors in Oakland holding "We are the 99%"-themed signs

Women’s Show – “Rewriting the Rules” and Clean Water

Photo by Brian Simms We are happy to be back after a two-week break….thanks to those who let us know you missed us….. We hope you enjoyed the convention coverage by Democracy Now!  Less than 100 days to go…  And it was a very historic moment for women.  It is a milestone for there to… Read more »

Bernie Sanders in Kissimmee, Florida. By Seán Kinane

Bernie Sanders delegates from Florida reflect on DNC

On MidPoint we spoke with two local delegates who just returned from the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia; Jessica Vaughn (Hillsborough County) and Amos Miers (Pinellas County) were Bernie Sanders delegates from Florida. Welcome to WMNF’s MidPoint, Jessica and Amos! We talked about their convention experience. Listen to the full show here: On the first day… Read more »

Gwen Graham, ,U.S. Representative for Florida's 2nd congressional district

A conversation with Congresswoman Gwen Graham on the DNC, changes in water quality standards to allow more toxic chemicals BY Rob Lorei On Radioactivity Thursday our guest  was Congresswoman Gwen Graham who is at the Democratic Convention in Philadelphia. Congresswoman. Graham is a Democrat who represents Tallahassee in Washington DC. She’s also the daughter of former Senator and Governor Bob Graham. Host Rob Lorei spoke with her about the convention, Donald Trump’s email remarks and the controversial… Read more »

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers. photo by James Tourtellotte via wikicommons

Former undercover customs agent Robert Mazur on Radioactivity Wednesday   BY Rob Lorei Our guest on Radioactivity Wednesday was former US Customs agent Robert Mazur, who for five years worked undercover investigating drug dealers and bankers who were laundering money. He was part of a Tampa-based money laundering sting in the late 80s  that infilitrated Pablo Escobar’s laundering organization and helped take down the… Read more »