MidPoint with WMNF News Friday

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    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Original MidPoint Friday Janelle Irwin Taylor returns to the control board. Thanks to Dan Ruth for hosting for the last 20 months.

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Calling 813.239.9663
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Thank You Gifts available from MidPoint with WMNF News Friday
Where’s My Roy Cohn DVD News and Public Affairs ONLY
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“One of the most controversial and influential American men of the 20th Century, Roy Cohn was a ruthless and unscrupulous lawyer and political power broker whose 28-year career ranged from acting as chief counsel to Senator Joseph McCarthy’s Communist-hunting subcommittee to molding the career of a young Queens real estate developer named Donald Trump.” – From RottenTomatoes.com

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Speech by Reverend William Barber
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CD of Reverend Barber’s Speeches- Reverend William Barber chairs the NAACP’s Legislative Political Action Committee. He is co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign and serves as pastor at Greenleaf Christian Church in Goldsboro, North Carolina.

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Hand Powered Emergency Radio with WMNF Logo
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LifeGear Stormproof Crank Radio Flashlight featuring USB output for charging devices as well as an FM radio and emergency siren. 30 Lumens of output on high and 6 Lumens on low to conserve life. Water-resistant design with shock-proof construction.

The final product that comes into the station will have the WMNF logo on the side of the radios!

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Noam Chomsky – Threats to Peace and the Planet
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Noam Chomsky – Threats to Peace and the Planet – 2 Part CD Package
Why are so many people all over the world out in the streets demanding change? What are the root causes of revolt? What about U.S. Syria policy and the betrayal of the Kurds? And BDS and Palestine? How do we overcome sectarian differences? Why are Americans so afraid? Eco-disaster and nuclear war threaten human existence. The former garners some attention because of the surge in youth-led activism but the latter is out of sight even though the dangers are escalating. The U.S. pulling out of the INF ballistic missile treaty and new Pentagon hypersonic weapons increase the possibility of catastrophe. What about impeachment and the 2020 election? These are just some of the topics Noam Chomsky talks about in this exclusive two-part interview.

Noam Chomsky, one of the greatest intellectuals of this era, practically invented the field of linguistics. In addition to his pioneering work in that field he has been a leading voice for peace and social justice for many decades. At almost 91, he is the scholar/activist par excellence. As rock star Bono called him, he is “The Rebel Without a Pause.”

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Caroline Fredrickson – Fixing Democracy
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In The Democracy Fix, the president of the American Constitution Society argues for progressives to focus on winning by learning from the Right that policy follows power, not the other way around. Caroline Fredrickson points to judicial elections, state power, election law and other policy areas that change the rules of the game.  Fredrickson shows how to regain power, expand the franchise, end voter suppression, win judicial elections, and fight for transparency and fairness in our political system.

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Nancy MacLean – Origins of Radical Right-Wing Power CD
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The history of the anti-government and anti-democratic politics that have transformed the U.S. in recent years is largely obscured from view. The radical right’s agenda includes: suppression of voting rights, privatization of everything from schools to Medicare to Social Security to public lands, elimination of unions and limiting majority rule. Core beliefs also include: there is no problem tax cuts won’t solve and that the best kind of regulation is no regulation. Let industry decide. And the intellectual godfather of this extreme right-wing thinking? Someone you’ve probably never heard of. James McGill Buchanan, a Nobel Prize-winning economist. And the money to promote his ideas comes mostly from billionaire Charles Koch. These ideological positions have moved from beyond the fringe to where they are openly discussed and legislation is proposed. If these forces get their way democracy will be in chains.

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These are exclusive gifts of MidPoint with WMNF News Friday, more Thank You gifts available

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Janelle Irwin  janelle@wmnf.org

Janelle Irwin is the Tampa Bay market political and government reporter for Florida Politics. She's been covering local news and politics in the Tampa Bay area professionally since 2010 and formerly served as the Senior Reporter for WMNF from 2011-2014. Janelle follows election data trends and campaign finance to dig deeper into politics and give readers and listeners better insight into who is funding political candidates and office holders. She's a self-proclaimed policy wonk who reads and interprets public policy so you don't have to. When Janelle isn't combing city council agendas or reading legislation she's usually spending time with her husband and three daughters or snobbing it up with a new and unusual craft beer. Follow her political escapades on Twitter @JanelleIrwinFL.