Rick Scott on Mosaic sinkhole

“Rick’s Recession” website critical of Florida governor Scott

The Great Recession was supposed to have ended years ago, but many Floridians are still struggling; a new web campaign called Rick’s Recession draws attention to people still suffering economic hardships under Governor Rick Scott. WMNF News interviewed Blake Williams, communications director with the group that organized Rick’s Recession, For Florida’s Future. Listen:    

Are Republican Tax Cuts Setting the Stage for Another Depression? And Politifact Announces Its Lie of the Year

Radioactivity Wednesday 12 13 17 Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up— We’ll talk with an historian who will tell us how large tax cuts for wealthy interests led to the Great Depression. He says Republicans are making the same mistakes that they did in the Roaring 20’s. And Politifact has named… Read more »

Women’s Show 12/6 We Must Save Our Country from Attack Within: Tax Reform Bill + the on Attack on the Environment

Congratulations to #MeToo for winning Time Person of the Year-  This is not only a moment, but a movement that is absolutely at the right time to try to save this country.  For starters, all of us, not only women, need to save this country from the tax reform abomination that is racing through Congress…… Read more »

Towers in the Sand A History of Florida Broadcasting

Radioactivity 12 4 17 Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity- coming up we’ll talk about how the tax bill in Washington will affect Medicare—the program that provides medical coverage for millions of Floridians. And we’ll talk about how John Morgan’s announcement that he will not run for governor next year as a Democrat- how that will… Read more »

Women’s Show 11/30 We are under Attack: Borosage on Tax Reform & McSherry on Net Neutrality

Make no bones about it, the people of this country are being attacked.  I wouldn’t worry so much about Russia.  I would worry about the Trump administration and his allies in DC.  First, Tax Reform.  Call it what it is – a tax heist, a blatant, bold, in-your-face plan of reverse Robin Hood – steal… Read more »

USF Adjunct Faculty Members: Low Pay, No Benefits Say They Need a Union

WMNF’s Radioactivity 11 28 17 Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up—low paid college professors. While some full time professors, administrators and coaches are doing well, adjunct professors at colleges are living on the edge of poverty. We’ll talk about that in a moment. A few weeks ago the Tampa Bay Times… Read more »

RNC Spokesperson Touts GOP Tax Bill

Radioactivity 11 17 17 Good morning, welcome to WMNF’s Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. We’re going to talk about the GOP tax plan today- We’ll talk with a spokesperson for the Republican National Committee. Yesterday the House in Washington passed the Republican tax plan. Now it moves to the US Senate. For weeks pro-tax plan ads… Read more »

MidPoint for Thursday, Nov. 16 – PR consultant and Democratic Party activist Bill Carlson

Bill Carlson is the president of the Tampa-based public relations firm Tucker/Hall, and is considering a candidacy for Tampa City Council in 2019. He’s been a leading activist for strengthening relations between Tampa Bay and Cuba, and went on his tenth trip to the Communist island last month with several leading officials in the region,… Read more »

Tampa Charity Provides Cardiac Surgery in Developing Nations and One of the Nation’s Top Investigative Reporters on Donald Trump’s Business History, Tax Cut Plan and Ties to Organized Crime

Radioactivity 11 14 17 Good morning, welcome to WMNF’s Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up today—we’ll talk with one of the nation’s top investigative reporters about the tax plan that’s making its way through Congress and about Donald Trump’s secret business history…. And we’ll meet a local doctor who travels the world- especially in low… 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 »

Will President Trump’s proposed tax cuts help small business in the U.S.? National small business group says “No”.

Thursday August 31 2017 Will President Trump’s proposed tax cuts help small business in the U.S.? Welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Yesterday President Trump gave a speech in Missouri- calling for Congress to pass what he calls “tax reform”. The president is calling for a cut in the corporate tax rate to 15%, down… Read more »

RAW DEAL by Steven Hill

Is Uber’s Business Model Heading for Collapse?

The American Health Care Act stalls in the Senate The Republican Party’s long-promised repeal of “Obamacare” is in trouble after Senate GOP leaders, short of support, abruptly shelved a vote Tuesday on legislation aimed at fulfilling the pledge. The surprise development leaves the legislation’s fate uncertain while raising new doubts about whether President Donald Trump… Read more »

MidPoint for Thursday, May 25 with Mark Sharpe – transportation + innovation

Mark Sharpe served on the Hillsborough County Commission from 2004-2014.  He then moved on to become the head of the Tampa Innovation Alliance (now being rebranded as Innovation Place). On Thursday, he talked about what he’s doing to try to make revitalize the USF area, and talked a lot about transportation. Sharpe was one the leaders in… Read more »

MidPoint Thursday-Dem. gubernatorial candidate Gwen Graham; Alan Snel & Kartik Krishnaiyer

Newly announced Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gwen Graham was on the show on Thursday. “Floridians across the state should be up in arms about the fact that what they voted on, what they said to the state of Florida, that we want you do this and they’re just being ignored,” Graham said on WMNF-88.5 FM about the lack of… Read more »

MidPoint for Thursday, April 27 – Ben Pollara from United for Care and Christian Ziegler, Sarasota County GOP Committeeman

With a little more than a week to go before the Florida Legislature calls for an end of the session,  negotiations are still taking place on the final language in the Florida House regarding a medical marijuana bill. Amendment Two was overwhelmingly approved by Floridians at the ballot box last November, yet advocates for the… Read more »

Dunedin Blue Jays Field at night

Journalist Noah Pransky on Radioactivity Wednesday

Questionable analysis used in deciding sports subsidies The state of Florida and local governments spend a lot of money subsidizing stadiums for sports teams. Host Rob Lorei talked with Noah Pransky, who is an investigative reporter at WTSP whose most recent story is about Mark Bonn, the expert that many governments around the state use… Read more »

MidPoint-Tuesday- Pinellas County Chair Janet Long, and former USFSP political science professor Darryl Paulson

Janet Long, the current Chair of the Pinellas County Commission, appeared in studio on the Tuesday, April 18th edition of MidPoint with guest host Mitch Perry. A former state legislator who was initially elected in 2012 to the board and subsequently reelected in 2016 (without an opponent), Long has been a big proponent of regionalization… Read more »

The mountaintop removal site at Kayford Mountain, West Virginia.

Mari-Lynn Evans, Director of “Blood on the Mountain” on Radioactivity Thursday

USF faculty launch efforts for better pay and working conditions Adjunct faculty members do a lot of work at colleges and universities. Many core courses are taught by adjuncts — professionals who are essentially part time workers, with no job security. At the University of South Florida (USF), some adjuncts have joined together to try… 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 »