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 »
Donald Trump’s Tampa visit was full of rhetoric and low on details. The Trump Train made a whistle stop at The Tampa Convention Center, last Saturday. The media savvy, GOP firebrand, berated his critics to the delight of his Florida supporters. Trump took to the podium after about 70 minutes of strategic and high profile… Read more »
Photo via Flickr On Tuesday Hillary Clinton became the first female presidential nominee. Regardless of your political stance, you must admit that her nomination, almost 8 years after the first African- American male presidency, is pretty historic. It proves to little girls across the country that you can be who or whatever you… Read more »
Photo via DonkeyHotey We can’t get away from the election, can we? What does “presidential” mean? Donald Trump has said, “It’s no job to act presidential, I can be presidential any time I want” while addressing claims that he was advised by friends and family to change his demeanor while campaigning. While campaigning in… Read more »
“Undue Burden” – It is an awkward phrase, isn’t it? On Monday the Supreme Court kicked the “undue burden” back to the courts. The balance in this case is the “under burden” on one’s religious convictions about the morality of contraception and the mandate of the Affordable Care Act that contraception needs to be provided… Read more »
http://sound.wmnf.org/sound/wmnf_160513_110618_radioactivityF1_337.MP3 BY Rob Lorei On Friday’s Radioactivity, our guest was John Bachtell, national chair of the Communist Party USA. Previously he was Illinois organizer for the party, and is active in labor, peace and justice struggles. He gave his thoughts on accusations of communism thrown at Bernie Sanders, the difference between communism and socialism, and… Read more »
Jacob S. Hacker is the Stanley B. Resor Professor of Political Science and Director of the Institution for Social and Policy Studies at Yale University, and the co-author of the new book (with Paul Pierson) of America Amnesia: How the War on Government Led Us to forget what Made American Prosper. He was our guest… Read more »
Judithanne McLauchlan has had a distinguished political career to date. Currently an associate professor of political science at USFSP, where she is the Founding Director of the Civic Engagement. Previously she has worked at the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, the DOJ and the White House. She also worked on the presidential campaigns… Read more »
http://sound.wmnf.org/sound/wmnf_160412_110618_radioactivityT1_187.MP3 By Rob Lorei On Radioactivity Monday we air an episode of Florida This week, a political talk show that airs Friday nights on WEDU that is moderated by Rob Lorei. Our expert panel of political insiders and analysts discuss the hottest stories in state and national politics: the coffee shop confrontation of Gov. Rick… Read more »