Demonstrators rally in Oldsmar to support the United States Postal Service

Early showers and an overcast sky cooled Tampa Road in Oldsmar as demonstrators gathered for a rally showing their support for America’s favorite federal agency. Oldsmar resident Victoria Cuevas helped organize the rally, held just outside the city’s Post Office. The 71-year-old said it the first time in her life she’d participated in anything like… Read more »

A Deadly Virus & A Disturbing Truth

New York Times-bestselling author Robin Cook wrote Pandemic, his medical-thriller more than two years before Covid-19. The pulse-pounding story begins when an unidentified, healthy, well-dressed woman is struck down by a sudden respiratory illness on the subway as opportunist thieves snatch her phone and backpack. By the time she’s rushed to hospital, she’s dead. Ending up on forensic pathologist… Read more »

Two Compelling Books

Peter Bergen – Trump And His Generals; The Cost Of Chaos It is a simple fact that no president in American history brought less foreign policy experience to the White House than Donald J. Trump. The real estate developer from Queens promised to bring his brash, zero-sum swagger to bear to cut through America’s most… Read more »

Ross Spano / Florida Congressional District 15

3 Democrats hoping to unseat Rep. Ross Spano debate online

The three Democrats trying to become their party’s nominee to face incumbent Republican Congress member Ross Spano debated online Friday. Florida’s 15th Congressional District covers parts of Polk, Hillsborough and Lake Counties. The candidates were asked about recent demonstrations and police violence. Listen: State Representative Adam Hattersley said if he’s elected to Congress he’ll push… Read more »

New Book by Former White House Ethics Advisor Documents Presidential Abuses of Power

Radioactivity 3 10 20 Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up- a live interview with a former Bush Administration official and a veteran local author who has ten New York Times Best sellers to his credit. They’ve co-authored a new book called American Nero- it’s about Donald Trump. We’ll meet them in… Read more »

New Report Details President Trump’s Massive Conflicts of Interest

Radioactivity March 3, 2020 Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up— The government watchdog Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington announced last Friday that after more than three years of monitoring President Donald Trump’s conduct, the president has hit a milestone, amassing more than 3,000 conflicts of interest between his businesses… Read more »

When It Comes to Wasteful Pentagon Spending, Congress Offers Little Oversight

Radioactivity with Rob Lorei Listen Here: Or follow this link and select 01/23/20 from the drop down menu: Radioactivity: Interviews & Live Call-In Intro: On Radioactivity today we’ll look at one area of government spending which gets little scrutiny.  For several years now President Trump has claimed that he “rebuilt” the US military- implying that… Read more »

Donald Trump

“It’s plain as day the president has betrayed his oath of office,” says Rep. Kathy Castor

WMNF News asked Congress member Kathy Castor for her thoughts on the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump; Castor is a Democrat representing the Tampa area and says that Trump “abused his power in trading our national security interest for a personal vendetta.” We also asked Tuesday whether her party could suffer politically if the… Read more »

Former Congressman David Jolly on President Trump: “It Breaks My Heart What He’s Doing to This Country”

Radioactivity with Rob Lorei Listen Here: Select 08/16/19 from the drop down menu Radioactivity: Interviews & Live Call-In Intro: Good morning- welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up—in the wake of recent mass shootings in Gilroy, California, El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio– what are the chances that any sort of legislation to limit… Read more »

Senior Policy Analyst for National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare Answers Questions From The Public

Radioactivity with Rob Lorei Listen Here: Select 08/15/19 from the drop down menu Radioactivity: Interviews & Live Call-In Intro: Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up—we’ll answer your questions about Social Security. When is the best age to retire? Will Social Security be here in twenty years? What if I am paid… Read more »

Do we really have free speech in the US?

Radioactivity with Rob Lorei Listen Here: Select 08/13/19 from the drop down menu Radioactivity: Interviews & Live Call-In Intro: Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up— Yesterday marked the second anniversary of Charlottesville where far right groups marched through the Virginia city- objecting to the removal of a confederate statue and chanting… Read more »

Investigative report finds some Florida election systems are hooked up to the internet, despite official denials

Radioactivity with Rob Lorei Listen Here: Select 08/09/19 from the drop down menu Radioactivity: Interviews & Live Call-In Intro: Rob interviews investigative journalist Kim Zetter, author of the VICE News investigative report: “Florida Election Systems Have Been Left Exposed Online Despite Official Denials”. FROM VICE: EXCLUSIVE: FLORIDA ELECTION SYSTEMS HAVE BEEN LEFT EXPOSED ONLINE DESPITE OFFICIAL… Read more »

U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan from Sarasota

Liberal group confronted by Trump supporters outside Vern Buchanan’s Sarasota office

Last week groups of conservatives and liberals faced off outside the Sarasota office of Congress member Vern Buchanan. The tense, but non-physical, confrontation was first reported by the Herald-Tribune. To find out what happened, WMNF spoke with Dianne Perry. She is with the liberal group Action Together Suncoast, which is affiliated with the Indivisible movement…. Read more »

Florida Bar won’t dismiss complaint over Rep. Gaetz tweet

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida Bar disciplinary investigation will continue into a tweet sent by Republican U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz about President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen. Gaetz is a strong supporter of the president. Bar officials said in a statement Wednesday the matter is being examined by a grievance committee. Gaetz represents… Read more »

Full text of Mueller’s questions and President Trump’s answers from the Mueller Report

From the AP CNN has a link to the redacted Mueller Report here.  Robert Mueller’s 448-page investigative report into allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election includes 23 unredacted pages of Mueller’s written questions and Donald Trump’s written responses, the only direct exchange between the special counsel’s office and the president. Mueller’s team… Read more »

Andrea Hildebran Smith

St. Petersburg demonstration demanding release of full Mueller report

Democrats continue to pressure the Justice Department to release the entire Mueller report without redactions; on Wednesday the House Judiciary Committee approved subpoenas for special counsel Robert Mueller’s full report on Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. elections. On Thursday in St. Petersburg there’s a demonstration planned demanding the release of the full Mueller report. WMNF… Read more »

Understanding The Suffrage Movement on Life Elsewhere

Make no mistake, Sally Roesch Wagner is a force to be reckoned with. Her wonderfully rich voice and her crystal-clear articulation tells you she does not suffer fools gladly. You know immediately as your interview beings that Sally Roesch Wagner is not to be trifled with. Yet, even through a heartless digital connection, you cannot… Read more »

What is the Green New Deal?

The Green New Deal is the Progressive Green Dream. What exactly does it address? The Green New Deal, spurred on by last October’s Special Report on Global Warming, has three goals, as outlined by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Ed Markey: (1) to create millions of good, high-wage jobs in the United States; (2) to provide… Read more »