The Very Exciting & Important Vice Presidential Debate is happening tonight

The Vice Presidential Candidates for the major parties’ tickets will be meeting to chat about how different they are, even though you might not be able to tell them apart without name tags or the right color ties. Tim Kaine (Democrat) and Mike Pense (Republican)’s Venn Diagram overlap would have late 50s/white male/governor/congress in it. After… Read more »

Women’s Show 9/29 – November 8th is Coming Soon!

Arnie Arneson, back by your request and Adele Stan, long-time favorite By Arlene Engelhardt  November 8th is coming soon…  Are you registered to vote?…  Did you along with 84 million others watch the debate Monday night?… Was there a winner? Was there a loser?…  Did you see the dynamics of character that you consider essential… 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 »

Pastors want early voting location in black community

Pastors call for early voting site in black neighborhood; Pinellas says no

Pastors of predominantly black churches are asking for an early voting location in South St. Pete; but the supervisor of elections in Pinellas County is rejecting that request. In a press conference Friday morning at the Lake Vista Recreation Center in South St. Petersburg, Bethel Community Baptist Church Pastor Manuel Sykes said the rec center… Read more »

US senate Libertarian candidate Paul Stanton; Former Gibbs HS principal discusses effects of segregation in Pinellas county schools

http://sound.wmnf.org/sound/wmnf_160921_110618_radioactivityW1_189.MP3 BY Rob Lorei On Radioactivity Wednesday our first guest was Paul Stanton, who won the Libertarian Party primary here in Florida three weeks ago and is now the party’s nominee for US Senate. He works at MegaPath telecommunications software industry and is a U.S. Army veteran of the Iraq war who left college in Indiana to join… Read more »

Charlie Crist, David Jolly face off in debate for 13th Congressional district seat

http://sound.wmnf.org/sound/wmnf_160920_110618_radioactivityT1_187.MP3 BY Rob Lorei On Radioactivity Tuesday we looked at some key moments from a debate held on Monday between  the two  candidates running for the 13th congressional seat in St. Petersberg: incumbent congressman David Jolly and former governor Charlie Crist. During the exchange, which became heated at times,  each candidate strongly challenging the other’s record… Read more »

Hillsborough County State Attorney candidates Mark Ober Andrew Warren

Hillsborough County State Attorney debate: Ober vs. Warren

We look in detail at another election race: Republican Hillsborough County State Attorney Mark Ober is facing a challenge from former federal prosecutor Andrew Warren, a Democrat. We hear parts of a debate from earlier this month at the Tampa Tiger Bay Club. Earlier this month we played two clips from this debate that involve how important someone’s… Read more »

Понимание того, как россияне понимают Америку* on Life Elsewhere

“Russia Hacks DNC”, “The New Red Scare”, “Trump’s Pal Vlad”. Russia keeps showing up in the headlines as we hurtle toward the most bizarre Presidential election ever. Mr. Trump, the GOP Presidential nominee, constantly refers to Russia and Mr. Putin with approval in his atypical stump speeches. And, email hacks of the DNC and former… Read more »

Thursday MidPoint: Sean McElwee & Jason McDaniel on Donald Trump supporters & white racial resentment

Hillary Clinton’s controversial comments last week about “half” of Donald Trump’s supporters being a “basket of deplorables” predictably created a political firestorm. On Friday at a New York fundraiser, Clinton said this: “You could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables. Right? The racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic —… Read more »

An in-depth look at elections with local political analyst Barry Edwards

http://sound.wmnf.org/sound/wmnf_160913_110619_radioactivityT1_187.MP3 BY Rob Lorei First on Radioactivity Tuesday talked about disabled parking abuse with Mack Marsh who is the Project Director for a group called Parking Mobility. Marsh has come to Tampa from Austin to discuss the issue of motorists who abuse parking spots for the disabled. Marsh has come to Tampa from Austin to discuss the issue… Read more »

Former State Senator Gelber says Bondi’s failure to investigate Trump University “stinks”

http://sound.wmnf.org/sound/wmnf_160908_110618_radioactivityR1_191.MP3 By Rob Lorei Back in 2013 Trump’s charitable foundation gave a $25,000 donation to a group backing the reelection of Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi. Then, Bondi’s office made a decision that benefited Trump: the Florida Attorney General’s office declined to pursue an investigation into fraud claims against Trump University. Now facing new scrutiny over… Read more »

Florida This Week: Rundown of primary results, Hermine reveals faults in Bay Area infrastructure

http://sound.wmnf.org/sound/wmnf_160905_110618_radioactivityM1_348.MP3 By Rob Lorei On Radioactivity Monday we listened back to the latest edition of Florida This Week, a political talk show from local PBS station WEDU that is also hosted by Rob Lorei. In this episode our panel of political experts and insiders discussed the biggest stories in the state and nation:’s Rubio vs…. Read more »

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Florida voter turnout high for primary election

Polls closed at 7:00 p.m. in Tuesday’s primary election; and if early voting is any indication, turnout numbers should be up locally and across the state. The primary election still has a much lower turnout than a general election, but Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections Kathy Dent says because of high turnout through in-person early voting… Read more »

NAACP,Rep. Kathy Castor says Florida is the epicenter of voter suppression

http://sound.wmnf.org/sound/wmnf_160829_110618_radioactivityM1_348.MP3 BY Rob Lorei On Radioactivity Monday we listen back to the latest Florida This Week, an politcal discussion show from WEDU that is also hosted by Rob Lorei. This week we discuss: The primary election is Tuesday and we’ll look at some of the big races; Donald Trump campaigns in Tampa and again takes… Read more »

MidPoint for Thursday, August 25 – House District 68 debate between Ben Diamond & Eric Lynn

With just days before voters in Pinellas County’s House District 68 go to the polls, MidPoint hosted a radio debate between the two Democrats running in that primary election, attorney Ben Diamond and former Defense Dept. analyst Eric Lynn. The two men are very similar on many issues, one of the reasons why MidPoint wanted… Read more »

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WMNF listeners comment on Donald Trump’s speech at the Florida Fairgrounds yesterday

BY Rob Lorei http://sound.wmnf.org/sound/wmnf_160825_110618_radioactivityR1_191.MP3 On Radioactivity Thursday, we listened to excerpts from Donald Trump’s speech at the Florida State Fairgrounds near Tampa on Wednesday. Then we opened up the phone lines and email for listener comments.  In his speech to about 2000 people, Trump said his presidency would rebuild the military, restore law and order,… Read more »

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In Tampa, Donald Trump says he should get minorities’ votes

Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump held a rally Wednesday afternoon at the Florida State Fairgrounds near Tampa; before the rally about 18 immigrants’ rights supporters held a press conference criticizing Trump’s policies toward immigrants and refugees. During his speech, Trump promised to fix inner cities and appeal to Latino and African-American voters. “And I say to the African… Read more »

Is Donald Trump a Sign that Fascism on the Rise in the US?

http://sound.wmnf.org/sound/wmnf_160824_110618_radioactivityW1_189.MP3 By Rob Lorei Wednesday afternoon Donald Trump held a campaign rally at the Tampa Fairgrounds, his forth in Tampa since the start of his campaign. Although Donald Trump’s three previous rallies in Tampa have been peaceful—at least one was marked by a shouting match between his supporters and his opponents. At other Trump rallies across the… Read more »

Media Matters Researcher discusses appointment of former Breitbart head Stephen Bannon to CEO of Trump Campaign

http://sound.wmnf.org/sound/wmnf_160819_110618_radioactivityF1_337.MP3 BY Rob Lorei On Radioactivity Friday we spoke with Media Matters Research Coordinator Alex Kaplan regarding Stephen Bannon’s appointment to a top spot in the Donald Trump for President campaign. Bannon is leaving the conservative website Breitbart to help run Trump’s campaign. Kaplan discussed Breitbart’s nationalism and racism and what Bannon is likely to bring… Read more »

Florida This Week: Rubio calls Trump a “Con-man”, Florida Republicans wants party to divert money from Trump race.

http://sound.wmnf.org/sound/wmnf_160822_110617_radioactivityM1_348.MP3 BY Rob Lorei On Radioactivity Monday we aired the latest episode of Florida This Week, a political talks show from local PBS station WEDU that is also hosted by Rob Lorei. Our expert panel of political insiders and analysts discuss the biggest stories in national and state news: Marco Rubio sticks by his description of… Read more »