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’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 »

MidPoint for Thursday, June 15 – Professor and writer Laura Kipnis

Laura Kipnis is a tenured professor at Northwestern and a renowned writer of books and provocative essays in places like the New York Times, The Atlantic, Slate and Harper’s, among other publications. Two years ago in the Chronicle of Higher Education, she argued that the rules governing sexual relationships between students and professors had become draconian. The… 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 »

“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 »

Women’s Show 3/2 – A Day Without Women

The beat goes on…. Trumpism continues in Washington and women continue to march.  March 8th, International Women’s Day is coming up and many groups, including Angela Davis and National Women’s Liberation, both in recognition of all that our fore-mothers did before us and the continuing struggles women are enduring today, chose International Women’s Day for… Read more »

Women’s Show 2/16 – Separation of Church and State and Women’s March Going Forward

Thank you, thank you, thank you listeners! Even though neither Arlene or I were able to be there for the Fund Drive, thanks to you, we reached our goal – and thanks to Toni Van Pelt, Rob Lorei and Sean Kinnane for hosting.  This is one of the best fund drives the station has had… Read more »

Women’s Show 2/2 Recap – The Tempest Continues – Gorsuch and more….

The tempest continues… “It is not a Muslim ban, it is to make America safe.”  “Iran – you are on notice.” Regulations – who needs them?  Gorsuch, you are the man, and media – shut up and listen.  This tempest is not in a teacup. First, JESSICA MASON PIEKLO, unapologetic feminist and social justice warrior, writer,… Read more »

A Stetson Law Professor Discusses President Trump’s Nominee for the Supreme Court and Women’s March Activists Planning Their Next Steps

WMNF’s Radioactivity Feb 1 2017 Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up we’ll get the perspective of a Constitutional law scholar from Stetson on President Trump’s nominee to fill the nearly year-long vacancy on the US Supreme Court. And with all the energy generated by the Women’s marches around the country two… Read more »

Women’s Show 1/26 – Women’s March and Moving Forward

The good, the bad, the ugly… The tweets are coming like Nano-bullets and we are realizing the constitution and our government are the targets.  But no matter how much things are changing, some things remain the same.  One of the first acts was to kick the political football of the global gag rule off the… Read more »

Women’s Show with CodePink Founder, Medea Benjamin

Join us today at 10 am. We will have frequent guest Medea Benjamin from CODEPINK  covering all that is happening in Washington D.C this week. CODEPINK will be taking part in three days of Presidential Counter Inauguration activities in Washington, D.C. from January 19-21. They will be participating in the Peace Ball, Occupy Inauguration, Disrupt J20,… Read more »

Women’s Show 1/12 – Women March – and More!

Raise your banners, women.  We are marching on Washington – and the streets of Sarasota, St. Petersburg and beyond.  We will not allow anyone – and you know who you are – to define who we are.  We are picking up the mantle from our foremothers and we are going to change the present so… Read more »

Women's March on Washington MidPoint

Women’s March on Washington actions in St. Pete and D.C.

The Women’s March on Washington is Saturday January 21 and there will be local actions in St. Petersburg and other Florida cities; our guests on WMNF’s MidPoint were Lisa Perry, the Pinellas County Captain for the Women’s March on Washington and Suzanne Benton, who is helping to organize the local Women’s March St. Petersburg. Perry is helping… Read more »

Women’s Show 1/5 – Back to the Real Fun and Games

The holiday season is over and now what?  Do the real fun and games begin?  The 115th congress started and already the ethics issue was presented and withdrawn.  Do you think the house republicans withdrew it because of Trump’s tweet? Or from the inundation of their offices with messages from irate constituents on both sides… Read more »

Radioactivity Monday: Florida This Week, history professor discusses Russian Involvement in foreign elections

http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/radioactivity/~3/Xa-hkg0U0Yc/wmnf_161212_110618_radioactivityM1_348.MP3 By Rob Lorei On Radioactivity Monday, we heard Florida This Week from WEDU TV, a political discussion show that is also hosted by Rob Lorei. Among the topics discussed on the program: Incoming house speaker Richard Corcoran has tough words for members of the state supreme court; Hillsborough democrats are deeply divided over selecting a… Read more »

American Women’s Voting Rights: a somewhat biased timeline

We are on the verge of a historic moment. A woman could be elected to be one of the most powerful people in the world. President of the United States of America. POTUS. Hillary Clinton, a former first lady of Arkansas and the US; a former Senator, lawyer, Secretary of State, and more, could create… Read more »