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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

A War Tax Resistor and One of the Country’s Leading Advocates for Seniors Discuss Donald Trump’s Views on Military Spending and Social Security

WMNF’s Radioactivity 2 21 17 Tuesday Good morning, welcome to radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up today—President Trump wants to increase the military budget…. But what if you are religious and object to military spending and your money used for wars, and drones and instruments of killing? We’ll talk about that on the first part… Read more »

MidPoint for Thursday, Feb. 16 with DNC Commiteeman Alan Clendenin

Alan Clendenin is a Commiteeman with the Democratic National Committee, which means he will have a vote next week in Atlanta when the party selects its officers for the next four years, including chairman. On the program, Clendenin talked about the DNC chair race, the recent elections for party chair with the Florida Democratic Party… Read more »

Gyrocopter Pilot Who Flew onto US Capitol Lawn Wants Big Money out of Politics

Radioactivity 2 16 17 11AM Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up today we’ll meet the gyrocopter pilot Doug Hughes who flew onto the US Capital lawn – hoping to draw attention to the need for campaign finance reform. For the flight he spent 120 days in prison. He’s out now and… Read more »

Women’s Show 2/16 – Separation of Church and State and Women’s March Going Forward

Thank you, thank you, thank you listeners! Even though neither Arlene or I were able to be there for the Fund Drive, thanks to you, we reached our goal – and thanks to Toni Van Pelt, Rob Lorei and Sean Kinnane for hosting.  This is one of the best fund drives the station has had… Read more »

Women’s Show 2/2 Recap – The Tempest Continues – Gorsuch and more….

The tempest continues… “It is not a Muslim ban, it is to make America safe.”  “Iran – you are on notice.” Regulations – who needs them?  Gorsuch, you are the man, and media – shut up and listen.  This tempest is not in a teacup. First, JESSICA MASON PIEKLO, unapologetic feminist and social justice warrior, writer,… Read more »

What Do Mainstream Faiths Think Of President Trump’s Ban on Refugees from Seven Countries?

WMNF’s MidPoint with Rob Lorei February 1, 2017 President Donald Trump has banned the entry of Syrian refugees into the US until further notice. He has also halted the issuing of visas to the nationals of six other mainly Muslim countries, including Iran, Iraq, Yemen and Libya, for three months. Trump said the measures were… 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 »