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Backers say the Florida Supreme Court should OK an abortion rights initiative

Supporters of a proposed constitutional amendment fired back at Florida's Attorney General Ashley Moody who wants the measure blocked from the 2024 ballot.
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Florida Supreme Court will decide the future of abortion access in the state

Amy Weintraub with Progress Florida talks about the Florida Supreme Court pondering a law that could lead to abortions essentially being banned in Florida.
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Cara Jennings’ new video: #StopRickScott

The woman who confronted Florida Governor Rick Scott in a coffee shop is back with a new video. After Cara Jennings yelled at Governor Scott about issues like limiting women’s access to health care, a...

MidPoint for Thursday, April 4 – Planned Parenthood’s Barbara Zdravecky

It hasn’t been an easy year at all for Planned Parenthood. Florida Gov. Rick Scott last month ordered an investigation of Planned Parenthood clinics in the state following an antiabortion group’s release of undercover videos of Planned Parenthood...
Cara Jennings v Rick Scott

Cara Jennings confronted Rick Scott in spirit of challenging people with power

You’ve probably seen the video of the woman who gave Governor Rick Scott a piece of her mind at a coffee shop last week; on WMNF’s MidPoint we talk with Cara Jennings about what she...

Marine injured in Afghanistan wants better veterans’ welfare; Shakespeare’s continued influence on pop culture, 400 years after his death

BY Rob Lorei Our first guest on Radioactivity Wednesday is Retired Marine Staff Sgt. Johnny Joey Jones, who suffered tremendous injuries that resulted in the lost of both of his legs below the knee. During his...
Anna Eskamani of Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida

Planned Parenthood criticizes new Florida law

Florida Governor Rick Scott signed a bill last week that prohibits state funds from going to Planned Parenthood and adds new restrictions on abortions; it requires abortion providers to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. Anna...

Florida This Week; Trump rally violence continues in Arizona

BY Rob Lorei Today we start of Radioactivity with the latest edition of Florida This Week, a political talk show on local PBS station WEDU that is hosted by Rob Lorei. An expert panel of...

Florida This Week; Listeners discuss the CNN Democratic Debate in Flint, Mich.

By Rob Lorei On the first half of today’s show we listen back to the latest Florida This Week, a political talk show on local PBS station WEDU that is moderated by Rob Lorei. This...
Hands Across the Sand opposition to drilling and fracking

Fracking bill dies in Florida Legislature

A bill to study and regulate fracking appears to be dead in the Florida Legislature; dozens of environmentalists spoke out against it last week before it failed a vote in the Senate Appropriations Committee. On...

Emergency change in Lake Okeechobee water flow toward Eastern Everglades

For the first time in almost a century, South Florida Water managers started shunting water bound for the Everglades. Monday’s emergency steps were undertaken to protect wildlife areas southwest of Lake Okeechobee by diverting the...
Ed Narain (left), Janet Cruz and Jamie Grant

Tampa state legislators question new Florida gambling deal

This month Governor Rick Scott announced an agreement with the Seminole Tribe of Florida to expand gambling in South Florida and bring in $3 billion to the state over seven years. To find out what...
Laila Abdelaziz

CAIR responds to threats to St. Pete mosques

Update: On Tuesday the man was arrested. Listen to the story here: http://www.wmnf.org/cair1117/ Late Friday attacks in Paris killed at least 129 people, ISIS has claimed responsibility — and there have been threats to local mosques,...

Journalist Trevor Aaronson talks terrorism and investigative reporting

By Rob Lorei On Today’s Midpoint, we are joined by Trevor Aaronson, executive director and co-founder of the Florida Center for Investigative Journalism. Aaronson authored The Terror Factory : Inside the FBI’s Manufactured War on...

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