Cover of the book Ghost Riders

Military Veteran Criticizes Military Worship

Military Decision-Making in the Trump Administration Host Rob Lorei interviewed  Major Danny Sjursen,  a U.S. Army strategist and former history instructor at West Point. He served tours with reconnaissance units in Iraq and Afghanistan, and has written a memoir and critical analysis of the Iraq War, “Ghost Riders of Baghdad: Soldiers, Civilians, and the Myth… Read more »

Women’s Show 5/25 –Democratic Norms Under Attack and Sexism

Where, oh where has my country gone?           Where on earth can it be?  I wish it were a nursery rhyme.  Our leader says he is committed to bringing peace to the world.  After the arms deal with Saudi Arabia, what kind of peace do you think that will be?  The president’s budget was announced… Read more »

Andrea Prascow

Trump Meets with Leaders of Two Countries with Poor Human Rights Records

Trump Administration Continues to Neglect Human Rights Abuses President Trump met with the Turkish president on Tuesday, and later this week he’ll travel to Saudi Arabia. Human rights activists say that both countries have troubling records on torture, press freedom, and respect for individual liberty. Host Rob Lorei interviewed Andrea Prasow, deputy Washington Director at Human Rights… Read more »

Women’s Show – Abominable Trumpcare and Sara Paretsky as V. I. Warshawski Rises…..

The time of reckoning…  Frustrated?  Ashamed?  Incredulous?  Disturbing?  The words fail, don’t they?  How did it come to this – that we have a man whose moral and emotional temperament are absolutely unsuitable to be the leader of the most powerful country in the world?  When anything is this shocking to a person’s reality, there… Read more »

Immigration Advocate Juan Escalante on Radioactivity Friday

What it’s like to be an undocumented immigrant President Trump is vowing a crackdown on illegal immigration. After some very tough talk about undocumented immigrants during the campaign, President Trump’s administration has issued some new guidelines for treating undocumented immigrants. Host Rob Lorei  spoke with Juan Escalante, who is with a group called America’s Voice,… Read more »

From a Woman’s POV 5/11-Assaults on Democracy and Net Neutrality

Trump…Trump…Trump…the Trumps are Marching…  The assaults on our democracy are coming like machine gun fire – the  separation of church and state.  Last week on National Prayer Day, the president signed a “religious freedom” executive order.  Many breathed a sigh of relief – it could have been so much worse, but attacking the Johnson Amendment… 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 »

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Professor William Orman Beeman Discusses U.S.-Iran Relations on Radioactivity Friday

The Trump Administration’s tough talk on Iran: Is it true? This week, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the United States will conduct a “comprehensive review” of its policy toward Iran, warning that leaving the country “unchecked” could increase threats around the world. Tillerson told Congress late Tuesday that the White House will consider… 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 »

Former FBI agent Joe Navarro discusses various types of subtle non-verbal communication, including images, colors, location, and perception. photography by kris krüg

FBI Agent and Author Joe Navarro on Radioactivity Wednesday

FBI agent recounts the spy ring that went from West Germany to Tampa Host Rob Lorei interviewed Joe Navarro, a veteran FBI special agent who was able to uncover one of the smartest spies of the Cold War era — a spy with a photographic memory, an Army veteran who spent time here in Tampa,… Read more »

Pam Bondi speaks during the third day of the 2016 RNC

Columnist Scott Maxwell on Radioactivity Friday

Columnist Scott Maxwell on the investigation into Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi A southwest Florida prosecutor assigned by the governor to investigate a bribery complaint against President Donald Trump and Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi has found insufficient evidence to move forward. Fort Myers-area State Attorney Stephen Russell presented Gov. Rick Scott last week with… Read more »

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Presidential Scholar George Edwards on Radioactivity Thursday

How do context and persuasion affect the ability of presidents to achieve their goals? One of the top presidential scholars in the country, George Edwards , spoke Thursday night at the Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg. Host Rob Lorei interviewed him about the Trump presidency. Edwards has authored many articles and written or edited 25 books on… Read more »

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Visiting Students from Sweden on Radioactivity Tuesday

Students visiting from Sweden give international perspectives on the United States For the past few years, WMNF has hosted groups of Swedish high school students who have traveled by ship across the Atlantic to Florida. They’ve come from Gothenburg, on Sweden’s southwest coast — just south of Oslo, Norway and just north of Denmark. Host… Read more »

Doctors for the 99 Percent march from Zuccotti Park to St. Vincent's Hospital to demand its reopening and health care for all. October 26, 2011

Mike Fox Discusses Medicare for All on Radioactivity Friday

Renewed effort by activists to win support for Medicare for All Changes in the Affordable Care Act are stalled in Washington as Republicans cannot agree how to go forward. That’s despite President Trump’s promise that he would repeal the Affordable Care Act and replace it with something that would cover everyone, while also reducing premiums… Read more »

Women’s Show 4/6 – Russian Connection and Supreme Court

What is happening? This reminds me of what I call the shadow.  I have been lucky to observe eagles and hawks in nature (eagles do not always fish).  I have watched them do their dive after a rabbit or a squirrel and in the moment before the talons strike, a shadow comes over the prey… Read more »

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Steve Hough of Florida Fair and Open Primaries on Radioactivity Tuesday

Should Florida have open primary elections? Before general elections we have primary elections where political parties ask their members to select from a roster of candidates who will be the party’s slate of candidates in the general election. In Florida you must be a member of a political party to vote in that party’s primary… Read more »

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Rick Ford with Floridians for Health Care on Radioactivity Friday

Failure of Republican Health Care Plan Draws New Interest to Single Payer / Medicare for All Almost everyone agrees our health care system needs improvement, and there are growing calls for a single payer health care system in the U.S. Rob Lorei talks with some Florida single payer activists. President Trump and his fellow Republicans… 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 »

Let Your Fingers Do the Marching – Digital Protest Apps & Sites

The 2016 election didn’t just bring a new administration into the White House or spark new energy in the building progressive protest movement. Apps and websites have been springing up to help people get their resistance on. Many of them are built by people in their late teens or early 20s, which might be an interesting… Read more »

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Kathy Castor slams ‘horrendous’ GOP ACA replacement

After years of criticizing the Affordable Care Act and unsuccessfully trying to repeal it, Congressional Republicans have unveiled a replacement; but Democratic Congress member Kathy Castor of Tampa says the proposed ACA replacement will cost more and cover fewer people. “When you eliminate coverage for millions of my neighbors in Florida and make it more… Read more »

Charlie Crist

8th grader who wants to help Syrian refugees is Crist’s guest for president’s speech

Many Democratic members of Congress are inviting immigrants as their guests to watch President Trump’s speech Tuesday night; St. Petersburg’s Charlie Crist is inviting a local 8th grader who wants to help Syrian refugees relocate to the area. Oliver Hess attends Shorecrest Preparatory School in St. Petersburg. “Well, I am very honored to be Congressman… Read more »