Pro-choice rally

Florida “fetal heartbeat” bill could outlaw abortions after about six weeks of pregnancy

A bill in the Florida Legislature would outlaw abortions once the heartbeat of the fetus has been detected. The bill’s sponsor, Republican Representative Mike Hill told WFLA that his “oath said that I would protect life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” But Amy Weintraub, the reproductive rights program director for Progress Florida, warns that… Read more »

Pro-choice rally

Reproductive rights advocate criticizes Florida’s new pregnancy support centers law

On MidPoint Monday we talked about issues from the recently-completed Florida Legislative session including women’s issues, specifically access to reproductive health. We talked about a new law boosting what are called “pregnancy support centers,” but our guest, a supporter of reproductive rights, calls them #fakeclinics. Last week Governor Rick Scott signed a bill to make them… Read more »

New Film About Veteran Community Organizer Heather Booth Will Be Shown Tonight in Tampa

Radioactivity 3 22 18 Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up— We’ll meet veteran community organizer Heather Booth— who took part in the Civil Rights movement, she was an early a feminist leader and is considered to be one of the country’s most effective progressive organizers. She’s the subject of a new… 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 »

A Stetson Law Professor Discusses President Trump’s Nominee for the Supreme Court and Women’s March Activists Planning Their Next Steps

WMNF’s Radioactivity Feb 1 2017 Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up we’ll get the perspective of a Constitutional law scholar from Stetson on President Trump’s nominee to fill the nearly year-long vacancy on the US Supreme Court. And with all the energy generated by the Women’s marches around the country two… Read more »

MidPoint Thursday – The Inauguration of Donald Trump

While a crowd of over 200,000 people is expected to jam the streets of Washington D.C. on Saturday to protest Donald Trump’s inauguration, similar rallies are being held around the world, with the biggest one in the Tampa Bay area planned to take place in St. Petersburg. The Women’s Solidarity March St. Pete is scheduled to run from… Read more »

Terry O'Niell of NOW favors Hillary Clinton

National Organization for Women president on 2016 election

Tuesday is Election Day, the last day to vote; so we bring you voices from the major presidential campaigns. First up is a representative of the Donald Trump campaign in Florida. Christian Ziegler is the Republican state committeeman for Sarasota County; he also does digital marketing. Then we heard from a surrogate for the Hillary Clinton Campaign. Terry… Read more »

Jolly Crist Congress

Jolly and Crist differ on guns, campaign money & Clinton

A closely-watched race for Congress in Pinellas County, Florida could be an opportunity for Democrats to pick up a House seat; Republican Congress member David Jolly faces an uphill battle in his newly-redrawn district against former Florida Governor Charlie Crist. Crist is a Democrat, but he started out as a Republican and also ran for U.S. Senate as an… Read more »

Women’s Show – Politics and “Trumpism” 9/8

To get a little historical perspective on, particularly “Trumpism,” we need to look at the far right.  Phyllis Schlafly, who died Monday, was a huge factor in the shape of the present Republican Party.  Perhaps the reason her views and her tireless organizing are not more recognized is because she was a woman.  Her battles… Read more »

Thursday MidPoint with CNN political analyst Kevin Madden & Planned Parenthood’s Anna Eskamani

CNN political analyst Kevin Madden talked about the Donald Trump campaign, as we approach the Republican National Convention next month. Madden served as national press secretary for Mitt Romney’s presidential runs in 2007-2008 and 2011-2012. Earlier in the show, Anna Eskamani, the Director of Public Policy and Field Operations for Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida…. Read more »

Women’s Show Discusses Victory in the Supreme Court

Women’s Show Discusses Victory in the Supreme Court and GMOs Finally a Victory!  Whole Women’s Health v Hellerstedt On Monday the Supreme Court struck down Texas HB 2 , finding it imposed an undue burden on women’s constitutional rights.  Facts – finally facts over rhetoric, data over beliefs.  It has been a long time coming!  Under… Read more »

“Undue Burden” and Trump/Ryan Meeting on Women’s Show

“Undue Burden” – It is an awkward phrase, isn’t it? On Monday the Supreme Court kicked the “undue burden” back to the courts.  The balance in this case is the “under burden” on one’s religious convictions about the morality of contraception and the mandate of the Affordable Care Act that contraception needs to be provided… Read more »

MidPoint for Thursday, April 4 – Planned Parenthood’s Barbara Zdravecky

It hasn’t been an easy year at all for Planned Parenthood. Florida Gov. Rick Scott last month ordered an investigation of Planned Parenthood clinics in the state following an antiabortion group’s release of undercover videos of Planned Parenthood officials discussing the procurement of fetal tissue for research following abortions. Several states and members of Congress launched investigations, and… Read more »

Women’s Show on Women’s Health and Climate Change

Photo credit: Nasa Goddard Space Flight Center New York is the anti-fracking center of the U.S.  With the primary coming up, fracking and fossil fuels are  major issues.  When Eva Resnick- Day recently asked Hillary Clinton about keeping fossil fuels in the ground, Hillary Clinton got down right testy and accused her of being a… Read more »