Women’s Show 11/16 Abusive Times – Sarah Posner and Sexual Harassment

We are living in very abusive times.  The universe is doing its best to shake us up… We had planned a different show.  We were going to talk about some of the myths around sexual harassment and assault and another abusive situation, tax reform.  We as people are not overtaxed.  We are underserved, underpaid and… Read more »

Florida lobbyist: sexual harassment “rampant” in Legislature

Clearwater state Senator Jack Latvala was removed Monday as chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee after reports that he may have groped or made demeaning comments toward women; a long-time lobbyist in Tallahassee tells WMNF News that sexual harassment “just runs rampant through the Capitol.” Barbara DeVane is a lobbyist for the Florida chapter of… Read more »

Jessica Mason Pieklo on Jane Doe in Texas and Samita Mukhopadhyay and Kate Harding on Nasty Women

And I thought The Handmaid’s Tale was fiction!  The truth will set you free – or at least help you understand why you are not free…. Have you been following Jane Doe in Texas – the refusal to allow the 17-year-old immigrant to get an abortion? Luckily JESSICA MASON PIEKLO, Vice President, Law and the Courts… Read more »

Pioneering professor on challenging sexual assault using the law

On MidPoint we air a recent speech by pioneering feminist law professor, Catharine MacKinnon of the University of Michigan, on social change through legal intervention; MacKinnon spoke Thursday at Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Florida. There are several instances of rape and sexual assault in the news: from Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, to President… Read more »

Women’s Show 10/19- #Metoo-“Expose the Pig!” & Health Care

PLEASE SHARE WITH FRIENDS! The wrecking ball continues.  Health care – whatever you have to do: sabotage, obfuscate, ridicule.  If Congress won’t repeal the ACA, then Trump is willing to pull out its moorings… Murray and Alexander to the rescue?  Don’t be too sure of that.  The White House says, “yes…no…maybe” – and who knows… Read more »

Women’s Show-“Quiet before the Storm”-10/12

The chaos we live in…… The president winks at us and tells us “it is the calm before the storm.”  Hurricanes, floods, people dying in Puerto Rico… People dying in the west with the explosive fire storms…People dying in the massacre in Las Vegas.  Calm before the storm?  We’re in the vortex of a super… Read more »

Women In Politics on Life Elsewhere

As Donald Trump loomed behind her in the 2nd Presidential debate, Hillary Clinton says her “skin crawled”. In her new book, What Happened, she reveals her most detailed comments about what happened during one of the campaign’s more memorable moments. Clinton calls this an attempt to “pull back the curtain” on her losing bid for the… Read more »

Women’s Show – Jessica Mason Pieklo on Women’s Health; Arnie Arnesen’s “Attitude”

Score one for the little people…  all your protests and Indivisible groups demanding to be heard by your senators has paid off… We have beaten back the latest version of TrumpCare.  Celebrate, but do not assume this is the last chapter.  Mitch McConnell has already suggested repeal only and Trump is keen on that.  So… Read more »

Women’s Show 6/29 – Divided We Stand with author Marjorie Spruill

The polarization of American politics is stunning and has almost reached the point of ineffectiveness… The election of Trump justifies the question – has the political process collapsed totally?  The 4th of July is coming – patriotism and history abound, but what are we missing?  Is it big money?  Is it the warring military industrial… Read more »

Women’s Show 5/25 –Democratic Norms Under Attack and Sexism

Where, oh where has my country gone?           Where on earth can it be?  I wish it were a nursery rhyme.  Our leader says he is committed to bringing peace to the world.  After the arms deal with Saudi Arabia, what kind of peace do you think that will be?  The president’s budget was announced… Read more »

Cover of the book Lab Girl by Hope Jehren

Geobiologist and Author Hope Jahren on Radioactivity Tuesday

Rob Lorei interviewed Hope Jahren, renowned geobiologist and author of award winning best seller Lab Girl Rob’s first guest today is being compared to Oliver Sacks and Stephen Jay Gould for the quality of her writing on science. She is geobiologist Hope Jahren, who writes about becoming a scientist — interspersing her personal story with chapters about… Read more »

“Through Women’s Eyes” International Film Festival

The 18th annual Through a Woman’s Eyes International Film Festival in partnership with the Sarasota Film Festival is coming to Sarasota April 1st -2nd at Regal Hollywood Stadium 20. It will feature 22 films written, directed or produced by women. This year the festival will have activist and organizer, Heather Booth, and filmmaker, Lilly Rivlin, for the premier… 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 »