– 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 »

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 »

MidPoint for Thursday, Feb. 16 with DNC Commiteeman Alan Clendenin

Alan Clendenin is a Commiteeman with the Democratic National Committee, which means he will have a vote next week in Atlanta when the party selects its officers for the next four years, including chairman. On the program, Clendenin talked about the DNC chair race, the recent elections for party chair with the Florida Democratic Party… Read more »

State Senator Darryl Rouson joins Thursday’s Midpoint

Florida Democratic state Senator Darryl Rouson (SD 19) joined the program for the entire hour. Criminal justice reform, transportation and voting rights were just some of the topics discussed during the program. Rousson represents parts of Pinellas and Hillsborough County in the Legislature. You can listen to the show here.

Paula Dockery joins Radioactivity to talk about the upcoming Florida legislative session

WMNF’s Radioactivity February 2, 2017 Paula Dockery served 16 years in the state legislature from 1996 to 2012 as a Republican representing districts in Polk County. The last ten years she was a member of the Florida Senate. In the past four years she‘s been writing a weekly column about state issues that’s appeared in… Read more »

Women’s Show 1/5 – Back to the Real Fun and Games

The holiday season is over and now what?  Do the real fun and games begin?  The 115th congress started and already the ethics issue was presented and withdrawn.  Do you think the house republicans withdrew it because of Trump’s tweet? Or from the inundation of their offices with messages from irate constituents on both sides… Read more »

Radioactivity Monday: Florida This Week, history professor discusses Russian Involvement in foreign elections

http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/radioactivity/~3/Xa-hkg0U0Yc/wmnf_161212_110618_radioactivityM1_348.MP3 By Rob Lorei On Radioactivity Monday, we heard Florida This Week from WEDU TV, a political discussion show that is also hosted by Rob Lorei. Among the topics discussed on the program: Incoming house speaker Richard Corcoran has tough words for members of the state supreme court; Hillsborough democrats are deeply divided over selecting a… Read more »

Pinellas Legislative Delegation

Pinellas legislators still pondering a fix for sewage dumping

In Pinellas County during Hurricane Hermine this summer more than a quarter-billion gallons of raw and partially treated wastewater was dumped into Tampa Bay and other natural areas. The causes were record rainfall coupled with reduced wastewater treatment capacity and miles of leaky pipes. Last month the Pinellas Legislative Delegation said it would consider proposing… Read more »

Tampa Bay area Green Party activists talk about the future of their party

http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/radioactivity/~3/arlhw-ukTZg/wmnf_161130_110618_radioactivityW1_189.MP3 By Rob Lorei On Radioactivity we spoke with with local Green Party members about their efforts to build the party in the Tampa bay area. Our guests were Rich Carpenter, Joanne Santiago and Joe Walters. They talked about how they came to join the Green Party, their party’s platform on some key issues facing… Read more »

Susan Smith education schools progressive, critic of Betsy DeVos

How Betsy DeVos could impact education in Florida

Donald Trump is filling out his cabinet and has nominated billionaire conservative Betsy DeVos for education secretary; our guest on MidPoint is an advocate for public education, Susan Smith, the president of the Democratic Progressive Caucus of Florida. Listen to the full show here (the video is below) … If the DeVos name sounds familiar, it’s… Read more »

Donald Trump

Radiactivity Monday: Special post-election discussion on Florida This Week

http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/radioactivity/~3/p9PUUiCj2xM/wmnf_161114_110618_radioactivityM1_348.MP3 By Rob Lorei   On Radioactivity Monday we aired the latest episode of Florida This Week, a political discussion show from local public station WEDU that is also hosted by Rob Lorei. This episode was dedicated entirely to the results of last Tuesday’s election: Donald Trump wins the presidency, stunning many including pollsters and the… Read more »

Radioactivity Monday: Florida This Week and an exclusive interview with Dem VP nominee Tim Kaine

http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/radioactivity/~3/1_-yj66omrE/wmnf_161107_110617_radioactivityM1_348.MP3 By Rob Lorei First on Radioactivity Monday we aired Florida This Week from WEDU TV this past Saturday night,a weekly show political talk show about state and local politics. On this week’s show it was entirely about tomorrow’s election. The panelists include former state CFO  Alex Sink and conservative commentator Chris Ingram along with… Read more »

Florida’s 2016 amendments summarized for you

There are four statewide amendments on the ballot this election cycle (one was passed during the primaries in August). Some of the counties along the central West Coast of Florida also have amendments for your voting pleasure. Below is a summary of the amendments, and the pros and cons of each, taken from the websites… Read more »

Former FL Governor Bob Graham writes new book on how to win political battles

http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/radioactivity/~3/ERhENghvEZk/wmnf_161026_110617_radioactivityW1_189.MP3 BY Rob Lorei On Radioactivity Wednesday, we spoke with former US senator and former Florida governor Bob Graham about his new book, America: The Owner’s Manual, a how-to book on how to get involved with and win political battles over issues you care about. Bob Graham spent three terms representing Florida in the US Senate… Read more »

Day Three of Free Political Airtime on Radioactivity Friday

http://sound.wmnf.org/sound/wmnf_161021_110618_radioactivityF1_337.MP3 By Rob Lorei On Radioactivity we continued our week long service of offering free airtime for political candidates running for state office or local races who are  on the ballot on November 8th in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Sarasota, Pasco, Polk and Manatee Counties. The Candidates who recorded campaign messages to air were: 1. Bob Buesing- candidate… Read more »

Sheldon Upthegrove (left), Joe Redner and Bob Buesing

Dana Young’s no-show at debate a source of frustration

Tampa-area Democrats and two independent candidates for a State Senate seat continue to criticize the Republican in the race for being a no-show; Republican state Representative Dana Young skipped a Tiger Bay Club of Tampa debate Friday because of a funeral. But former Democratic gubernatorial candidate Alex Sink called Young out in a question to the… Read more »

Day two of Free Air Time for political Candidates; Monthly Social Security checks to increase .3 percent to adjust for cost of living

http://sound.wmnf.org/sound/wmnf_161019_110618_radioactivityW1_189.MP3 By Rob Lorei On Radioactivity Wednesday, we continued our week long service of  free airtime to any candidate who is running statewide or locally and who is on the ballot on November 8th in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Sarasota, Pasco, Polk and Manatee Counties. 7 candidates took us up on our offer of free air time, they are : David… 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 »

Lorena Grizzle and Larry Ahern

Larry Ahern and Lorena Grizzle differ on Medicaid, guns and other issues

The two candidates fighting for Pinellas County State House District 66 faced each other Wednesday afternoon at the Suncoast Tiger Bay Club in St. Petersburg; the district stretching from Clearwater Beach to Bay Pines is represented by Republican Larry Ahern, he’s being challenged by an elementary school teacher, Democrat Lorena Grizzle. They differ on whether Florida… Read more »

Pam Bondi

Florida This Week; Florida AG Pam Bondi Would Not Fight Trump U But She Is Fighting The Clean Power Plan

http://sound.wmnf.org/sound/wmnf_160926_110617_radioactivityM1_348.MP3 By Rob Lorei On Radioactivity Monday, we  first listened back to the latest episode of Florida This Week, a political discussion show on local PBS station WEDU that is also hosted by Rob Lorei. In this episode, our panel of political experts and insiders discuss the hottest stories in Florida news and politics: Calls for… Read more »