Author: Lew Lorini

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A week ago Richard Cordray, the Obama-appointed director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Elizabeth Warren’s brainchild effort to avoid another economic crash like what happened  in 2008, resigned and appointed his deputy Leandra English. President Trump had other ideas for the direction of the agency and appointed Budget Director Mick Mulvaney as interim […]

Although the 2018 election season is a ways off, there is no time like the present to get to know the candidates. Ryan Torrens (above), the Democratic candidate for Attorney General for the state of Florida, will join Steve and Lew this week to talk about his campaign and what he plans to do when […]

David Shapiro (above),  who is challenging Vern Buchanan for his seat in the House of Representatives in the 2018 election, will join Steve and Lew this week to talk about why what he plans to do when he gets to Congress  will be an improvement over the agenda promoted by Buchanan. Later Tom Collina, Director […]

Joining Lew and his co-host this week Francis Scheuer will be John Bondur who is the vice-chair of the Manatee County Democratic Party.  John will tell us about the party plans to celebrate the opening of its new headquarters Monday with entertainment by the Steve Norris Band and speeches by Dave Shapiro, an attorney who […]

The Supreme Court is currently in session and hearing arguments in several cases of great importance to us all, not the least which will be a Wisconsin case that may determine whether politically motivated gerrymandering is constitutional. Dan Vicuna, an attorney with Common Cause, who was in the court on the morning of the oral […]

President Trump’s schoolyard bully approach to foreign policy has opened the possibility of a nuclear shoot out with North Korean and now he wants to scuttle the deal the U.S. and her allies made with Iran not to join the nuclear club. He says we got nothing for our trouble, which is only true if […]

Another Friday the Thirteenth.  I never realized how often that occurs before doing this blog, however, it will not be bad luck to tune in this week’s show. First, Margaret Good, (above) one of two Democrats vying for the District 72 House Seat that represents much of Sarasota,  will talk in a taped interview about […]

Mel Goodman, author, professor and former CIA analyst  will join Steve and Lew this week to put current international affairs  in perspective including the President’s seeming desire to pick a nuclear fight with North Korea.  Doesn’t he know fallout is forever. Tune in to be either calmed down or freaked out. Also, Ruta Jouniari, (above) […]

Florida League of Women Voters First Vice-President Patti Brigham (above) is joining Steve and Lew this week to talk about the League’s ongoing crusade to reduce gun violence in the state. She is the co-chair of the Florida Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence. Later, Andrew Gause, author and monetary historian, will talk about the recent […]

Hurricane Harvey flooded Houston, which was an immediate disaster for residents, but the worst may be yet to come.  Kara Cook-Schultz (above) U.S. PIRG Toxic Programs director is joining Steve and Lew to talk about the flooded Superfund toxic waste sites in and around the Houston area that will be leaching pollution into the environment.


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