Joe O’Neill, a former columnist with the Tampa Tribune and a weekly columnist with La Gaceta was our guest on the program today. Last Monday night’s presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald J. Trump dominated the discussion.
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 »
http://sound.wmnf.org/sound/wmnf_160919_110618_radioactivityM1_348.MP3 By Rob Lorei On Radioactivity Monday we aired the latest episode of Florida this Week, a panel discussion show on state and local politics that is hosted by Rob Lorei on local PBS station WEDU. Among the topics this week: Calls for a federal investigation into Donald Trump’s donation to Pam Bondi’s campaign; The number of… Read more »
Have you been following the massive sinkhole – just 30 miles east of Tampa in New Wales? JACLYN LOPEZ, Florida Director, Staff Attorney, Center for Biological Diversity. Jacki thinks Florida may be beginning to wake up to its massive phosphate mining problems. The sinkhole has already caused at least 215 million gallons of contaminated water to… Read more »
By Arlene Engelhardt The Dilemma of “The Donald”… Is he an outlier that somehow came from an outer planet? Or is he the expected product of many years of disdain for government and the people?Why have we looked the other way when we knew that torture, rendition, drone warfare, and any number of transgressions were being… Read more »
http://sound.wmnf.org/sound/wmnf_160912_110618_radioactivityM1_348.MP3 By Rob Lorei On Radioactivity Monday we listened back to the latest episode of Florida This Week, a political talk show from local PBS station WEDU that is also hosted by Rob Lorei. This week our panel of political experts and insiders discuss the hottest stories in local and national news: New concerns over how… Read more »
http://sound.wmnf.org/sound/wmnf_160907_110618_radioactivityW1_189.MP3 BY Rob Lorei In advance of Wednesday night’s forum with Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on national security, we talk about the state’s Veteran Affairs’ system and whether we are doing enough for those who have served. Florida has the 3rd largest veteran population behind Texas and California. On Radioactivity Tuesday our guests, local veterans Jerry Green and… Read more »
To get a little historical perspective on, particularly “Trumpism,” we need to look at the far right. Phyllis Schlafly, who died Monday, was a huge factor in the shape of the present Republican Party. Perhaps the reason her views and her tireless organizing are not more recognized is because she was a woman. Her battles… Read more »
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 »
20th Anniversary of Welfare Reform This week marks the 20th anniversary of former President Bill Clinton’s welfare reform…when open-ended assistance to the needy changed to a time-limited performance based assistance. Bill Clinton said “It ended welfare as we know it.” While it has reduced the welfare rolls of the needy, the welfare to the greedy… Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
http://sound.wmnf.org/sound/wmnf_160812_110618_radioactivityF1_337.MP3 BY Rob Lorei On Radioactivity Friday, we aired two clips from Youtube of presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton making contradictory statements on some of the key issues of their platforms . Then we opened up the phone lines for listener comments.
http://sound.wmnf.org/sound/wmnf_160808_110618_radioactivityM1_348.MP3 By Rob Lorei on Radioactivity Monday, we listened back to the latest Florida This Week, a political discussion show from local PBS station WEDU that is also hosted by Rob Lorei. In this episode, our panel of political experts and analysts discuss the biggest stories in national and state politics: Donald Trump holds big rallies… Read more »
Photo by Brian Simms We are happy to be back after a two-week break….thanks to those who let us know you missed us….. We hope you enjoyed the convention coverage by Democracy Now! Less than 100 days to go… And it was a very historic moment for women. It is a milestone for there to… Read more »
By Rob Lorei Our guest on midpoint Wednesday was Adam Goodman,a Republican political consultant from Tampa who is at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. We spoke with him about the hidden vote that he thinks will help Donald Trump win the presidential election. He’s written an article on the topic recently for The Daily Beast.
Are corporations citizens and how have courts changed the role of corporations in society and in elections? We look at these topics with our guest in the studio, Ciara Torres-Spelliscy. She’s an associate professor of law at Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Florida. Her new book is called Corporate Citizen? An Argument for the Separation of… Read more »
Photo via Flickr by DonkeyHotey/CC 2.0 license There will be no show July 21st or July 28th due to”Democracy Now” covering the Republican and Democratic conventions from 9-11 am. From a Woman’s POV will resume programing at 10 am on August 4th.
After last week, do you feel you are on a powder keg that is just about ready to explode?…. …or have we been on an active volcano for a long time and just haven’t paid any attention to the lava flow? Everything is connected, and I am more and more feeling that the problems at… Read more »
We are coming down to crunch time….. This has gone beyond mud fights and something tells me the game hasn’t even begun. The conventions are coming up in just a few weeks. Do the platforms matter? Well – yes and no….. they, of course, are not binding, but they do give a hint of some… Read more »
The last few weeks have been filled with tragedies…such as the killings in Orlando, the bombings in Turkey, the fires in California and the floods in West Virginia…which has left many people around the world in positions where they had to make major adjustments in their lives because of all of the unexpected changes that… Read more »
Women’s Show Discusses Victory in the Supreme Court and GMOs Finally a Victory! Whole Women’s Health v Hellerstedt On Monday the Supreme Court struck down Texas HB 2 , finding it imposed an undue burden on women’s constitutional rights. Facts – finally facts over rhetoric, data over beliefs. It has been a long time coming! Under… Read more »
By Arlene Engelhardt How are the people in Orlando doing? With the funerals, the memorials and the press conferences, the broken threads of life need to be restored to the fabric of the living – all in all, a very difficult time. Ida Eskamani, Equality Florida’s North and Central Florida Development Officer,will talk about the… Read more »
http://sound.wmnf.org/sound/wmnf_160614_110617_radioactivityT1_187.MP3 BY Rob Lorei Our guest on Radioactivity Tuesday was Linda Greenhouse, who covered the US Supreme Court for the New York Times for almost 30 years. She’s just co-written a new book about the Burger Court—named after the chief justice Warren Burger—from 1969-1986. Some scholars consider the court a moderate transitional court—between the liberal Warren… Read more »