On Saturday the three candidates vying for the Democratic Party presidential nomination debated on prime-time television. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley battled about a range of issues and MidPoint listeners weighed in on some of the major topics like the Affordable Care Act versus single-payer… Read more »
By Rob Lorei First on Radioactivity we speak with White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough about the Affordable Care Act enrollment period which ends today for individuals and families to enrollment through the health insurance marketplace for coverage starting in the new year. Tampa ranks 9th out of the 20 cities competing in the Health Communities… Read more »
By Rob Lorei In the latest in a string of controversial remarks made during his presidential campaign, Donald Trump last night called for a ban on all Muslims traveling to the United States until politicians “figure out what is going on” following terrorist attacks in San Bernardino and Paris. Trump, who last month called for… Read more »
by Rob Lorei Today we listen to the latest episode of Florida This Week, a political talk show moderated by Rob Lorei that airs Friday nights on local PBS station WEDU. This week’s panel of experts discuss: Hillary Clinton’s campaign strategy in Florida, Donald Trump’s visit to Sarasota over the weekend, the uptick in gun sales… Read more »
Orlando area Congressman and U.S. Senate hopeful Alan Grayson joined the program for the first fifteen minutes of MidPoint. He talked about the San Bernadino and Colorado Springs shootings, the upcoming House panel on Planned Parenthood, infrastructure spending, combating the Islamic State and other issues. Later in the program we spoke with journalist Alec MacGillis… Read more »
By Rob Lorei Donald Trump is still leading the polls for the Republican presidential nomination, but those within his own party are beginning to call his platform “fascist”, a word that brings into mind the dictatorships of Germany and Italy from the 1930’s until the end of World War II. Republicans like national security conservative Max… Read more »
With the recent Paris attack, terrorism is in all of our minds….. Congress seems to be obsessed with the dangers from Syrian widows and orphans. Women throughout this country are in daily fear when they go to their neighborhood Planned Parenthood Clinic. Domestic terrorism has been a problem for a very long time. Anthrax? The… Read more »
By Rob Lorei Today we listen to a special Thanksgiving edition of Florida this week in which host Rob Lorei interviews Tampa mayor Bob Buckhorn, touching on a variety of topics such as the Vinik Project in downtown Tampa, the TBX interstate expansion, the idea of a citizen’s police review board and his goals for his… Read more »
Tough talking tough Guy, Donald Trump, helicoptered into Sarasota for a sold out rally. Last Saturday fans and backers either crammed into a Sarasota area or waited outside to listen to the Donald stump. The Republican front-runner in free-form monologue style bounced back and forth from laying out his ideas to lambasting his rivals and… Read more »
Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump will be in Sarasota on Saturday and two groups are planning a Dump Trump gathering to protest him. WMNF News interviewed Brian Ellis is the coordinator of one of those groups, ANSWER Suncoast.
BY Rob Lorei Today we listen back to the latest episode of Florida This Week, a political talk show moderated by Rob Lorei and broadcast by local PBS station WEDU. This week, the panel of politicians, journalists, and other experts discuss the opposition by national and state politicians to Syrian refugee resettlement in the U.S.,… Read more »
Today we listen to a portion of a speech Bernie Sanders gave yesterday afternoon at Georgetown University, in which he explains the meaning of “Democratic Socialism”, comparing the political ideology to the policies of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal. During the hour long speech, he also decried growing income inequality, monied interests in government and… Read more »
By Rob Lorei We start off today with the latest edition of Florida this week, a political discussion show broadcast by local PBS station WEDU on Friday nights and moderated by Radioactivity Host Rob Lorei. This Week’s Panel includes CAIR government affairs director Laila Abdelaziz, Attorney Danny Alvarez, Sierra Club campaign organizer Tim Heberline, Investigative… Read more »
Chris Ingram is a political analyst for Bay News 9 and writes a weekly column for the Tampa Tribune. This past Thursday on MidPoint, he came on the show to discuss Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, and why he doesn’t support raising the minimum wage, among other issues.
Jeb Bush is kicking off a tour of Florida, South Carolina and New Hampshire, trying to jump-start his slumping campaign. A handful of local elected officials were among the crowd of about 250 people squeezed into the reception hall of the Tampa Garden Club on Bayshore Blvd Monday morning. Some prominent Florida politicians took to the podium to endorse… Read more »
By Rob Lorei Today on Radioactivity, We look at some key moments from last night’s GOP debate on CNBC and then open up the phone lines for listener comments on the who they thought the winners and losers of the debate and the performance of the CNBC moderators.
Today on Radioactivity, we are joined by Ray Locker, USA Today Enterprise editor and former reporter for the Tampa Tribune, about his newest book Nixon’s Gamble. In the book, Locker looks at how the Nixon administration created a secret new national security power structure that undermined U.S. policy and values and still affects Washington today.
St. Petersburg-based political consultant Barry Edwards has worked for both Republicans and Democrats in his 30-year political career in Florida. On the program, he spoke about why he prefers centrist Democratic candidates, why older people are the most reliable voters, and how it’s a myth that Democrats do better in Florida in presidential election years.
Bernie Sanders delivered the goods to his base and beyond during the first live Democratic presidential debate. Last night more than 40 people showed up to watch the debate at a Bernie Sanders viewing party held at the historic Manhattan Casino located in the Deuces neighborhood of Saint Petersburg. The South Saint Petersburg viewing party… Read more »
Professor of Russian History warns the Syrian crisis might be just one move in a chess game being played by Vladimir Putin. Last evening in Saint Petersburg, Bill Parsons, professor emeritus of history and Russian studies at Eckerd College, lectured to roughly 50 students and residents about the Russian mindset. Vladamir Putin might have his… Read more »