In the Wake of the GOP Tax Bill Workers Face Layoffs and Smaller Bonuses

Radioactivity 3 15 18 Good Morning, welcome to radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up—in the wake of the tax cuts passed by Congress—how are American workers doing? Earlier this year Congress passed and President Trump signed a bill lowering the corporate tax rate from 35 to 21 percent. Much was promised when the corporate tax… Read more »

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Progress Florida Says Florida’s Outlook Is Not As Bright As GOP Leaders in Tallahassee Claim

Radioactivity 1 10 18 Welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up—how well is the state of Florida doing when it comes to protecting the environment? How are average workers doing? Is the state creating good paying jobs? How well are we educating children? Providing health care for those who need it? We’ll hear from… Read more »

MidPoint for Thursday, Jan 4 – State Sen. Darryl Rouson and Marijuana Policy Project’s Morgan Fox

With the announcement by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions that he is rescinding an Obama-era policy that had discouraged federal prosecutors from bringing charges of marijuana-related crimes in states that have legalized sales of the drug, MidPoint spoke with Morgan Fox from the Marijuana Policy Project. We followed that up with a discussion with St. Petersburg… Read more »

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How to participate in Toys for Tots

There’s still time left – but not much – to donate toys to needy families through the Toys for Tots program. WMNF News spoke with Pete Osman, president and CEO of the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation., who says the demand for toys is still going up despite the economic recovery for many well-off Americans. Listen:… Read more »

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“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 »

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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 »