Best Way to Sign Up for Obamacare? A Navigator Might Help You Save Money

Radioactivity October 27, 2017 Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up—is Obamacare going away or collapsing? No. Despite some efforts in Congress—the ACA is still with us. The sign up period begins Wednesday, November 1st. If you have questions about signing up for the ACA or if you have a moderate income… Read more »

Power, Corruption & Lies!

“If men are not naturally sexual predators, why does it happen so often?” Asks author and professor of anthropology, Agustín Fuentes. An article he wrote for Psychology Today, a couple years back, is more than relevant today, what with the tawdry accusations surrounding Harvey Weinstein and Bill O’Reilly plus the unabashed sexual bragging of one… Read more »

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Legislator wants Florida’s Electoral College votes to go to popular vote winner

Donald Trump won the Electoral College despite the fact that three million more Americans voted for Hillary Clinton; a Democratic member of the Florida House calls the Electoral College an “obsolete, archaic, and anti-democratic system” and has filed a bill in the state Legislature (HB 367) that would require Florida to join something called the… Read more »

New President of the Poynter Institute Discusses the Future of Journalism

Radioactivity Thursday 10 26 17 Good morning, welcome to WMNF’s Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up— an interview with the new president of the Poynter Institute. Mainstream news organizations are going through hard times—especially in the last 20 years. Circulation of print newspapers is down. The viewership is down for the 6PM newscasts on local… Read more »

Jessica Mason Pieklo on Jane Doe in Texas and Samita Mukhopadhyay and Kate Harding on Nasty Women

And I thought The Handmaid’s Tale was fiction!  The truth will set you free – or at least help you understand why you are not free…. Have you been following Jane Doe in Texas – the refusal to allow the 17-year-old immigrant to get an abortion? Luckily JESSICA MASON PIEKLO, Vice President, Law and the Courts… Read more »

A Business Owner Says Single Payer, Medicare For All Is the Answer to the Nation’s Health Insurance Crisis

Radioactivity Wednesday 10 25 17. Welcome to WMNF’s Radioactivity, I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up— a successful business owner in Pennsylvania is convinced that the answer to our health insurance problem is single payer — a Medicare for all system in the US. Later we’ll find out why a leading conservative is quitting the US Senate…. Read more »

Where Do Your Pentagon Tax Dollars Go? And Official Tampa Delegation Visits Cuba

Radioactivity 10 24 2017 Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up: Here’s Where Your Tax Dollars for “Defense” Really Go Four soldiers were killed this month in Niger, catching many people off guard- including members of Congress. What is the Pentagon doing in Niger? The U.S. has hundreds of military bases abroad…. Read more »

Mr. Greenthumb Garden Show on Sustainable Living

Our guest on Monday’s Homegrown Sustainable Living Gardening Program was Stan DeFreitas–Mr. Greenthumb himself. Mr. DeFreitas has spread gardening know-how on radio, TV and newspaper columns in both the Clearwater Sun and the Tampa Tribune. Also my partner Debbie Butts was in the studio. She has a life-time of experience in horticulture and has spent… Read more »

Pioneering professor on challenging sexual assault using the law

On MidPoint we air a recent speech by pioneering feminist law professor, Catharine MacKinnon of the University of Michigan, on social change through legal intervention; MacKinnon spoke Thursday at Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Florida. There are several instances of rape and sexual assault in the news: from Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, to President… Read more »

Scientists Study Ways to Reduce Power of Hurricanes

Radioactivity Friday 10 20 17 Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up— Can scientists develop a method to reduce the destructive power of hurricanes? After the hurricanes causing the deaths of hundreds and devastating property in Texas, Puerto Rico, The Virgin Islands, St. Maartens and Florida– We’ll talk with an award winning… Read more »

MidPoint for Thursday, October 19 – state Senator Jeff Clemens & Kyle Parks

South Florida Democratic state Senator Jeff Clemens came on the show to talk about the upcoming 2018 legislative session, and the prospect for Democrats to pick up seats in the Senate in Nov. of 2018. Also on the show was Kyle Parks with B2 Communications, a St. Petersburg based public relations firm who was on… Read more »

Puerto Rico Hurricane Maria

Tampa group brings aid to Puerto Rico; raided by police

The distribution of aid by large nonprofits and governments seems to be failing, but a tiny Tampa-based recovery collective successfully distributed aid to people in need; Dezeray Lyn, with Tampa’s Mutual Aid Disaster Relief, just returned this week from delivering medical and food aid to Puerto Rico. But while there, she and her colleagues were raided by… Read more »

University of Florida

Candidate for Florida governor joins anti-Spencer protest at UF

Hundreds of anti-fascist protesters are greeting white supremacist speaker Richard Spencer at the University of Florida in Gainesville Thursday afternoon. Reporters inside the arena said the 800 seats are more than half full, but mostly with protesters. Reporters tweeted video of people interrupting the speakers, chanting “Black Lives Matter!” and other slogans. As Spencer took… Read more »

Women’s Show 10/19- #Metoo-“Expose the Pig!” & Health Care

PLEASE SHARE WITH FRIENDS! The wrecking ball continues.  Health care – whatever you have to do: sabotage, obfuscate, ridicule.  If Congress won’t repeal the ACA, then Trump is willing to pull out its moorings… Murray and Alexander to the rescue?  Don’t be too sure of that.  The White House says, “yes…no…maybe” – and who knows… Read more »

Changes to HART’s Bus Routes Draw Pushback from Riders

Radioactivity Wednesday October 18 2017 Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up we’ll have a discussion about the major changes to HART bus routes in Hillsborough County. There’s been some pushback from riders who say the changes make the bus system harder to use. Earlier this month HART- the transit authority in… Read more »

Shine Mural Festival 2017

The 2017 Shine Festival in St. Pete just concluded this weekend (okay, there might be a few artists still working…) and we have some photos today – more later this week. The cover mural is by Hu=man, or is it Hueman? I don’t know, but she’s great. It’s on 17 st S, just south of… Read more »

WEDU Adds Programs After WUSF TV Goes Off Air and One Of America’s Top Iran Scholars Looks At Trump’s Attack On Nuclear Deal

Radioactivity 10 17 2017 Good morning, this is WMNF’s Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up we’ll talk with an American scholar about President Trump’s threat to scuttle the nuclear deal with Iran. But first- until this past Sunday the Tampa Bay area had been one of the few areas in the country to enjoy two… Read more »

Scales of Justice Law

Lawyers concerned about UF police rules for Richard Spencer protests

White supremacist Richard Spencer plans to speak at the University of Florida in Gainesville next Thursday and hundreds of anti-fascists are expected to protest him; the university’s police department has made up a list of items that are prohibited at the demonstration that includes common items like bicycles, backpacks and purses. WMNF News spoke with… Read more »

Women’s Show-“Quiet before the Storm”-10/12

The chaos we live in…… The president winks at us and tells us “it is the calm before the storm.”  Hurricanes, floods, people dying in Puerto Rico… People dying in the west with the explosive fire storms…People dying in the massacre in Las Vegas.  Calm before the storm?  We’re in the vortex of a super… Read more »