Analyzing the ‘Wealth Effect,’ a Broken Border and Taylor Swift Outshines the National Football League

Greg C. Truax in the downtown Tampa studio/Photo by AliveTampaBay
Greg C. Truax is the moderator of the OnThePoint on NewsTalk 1040 WHBO. The opinion show streams live on and later the full show is published and archived as a podcast on

Listeners heard a range of thought-provoking discussion on a wide range of topics on the Oct. 5, 2023, OnThePoint radio show.

Merrill Matthews, Ph.D., a resident scholar with the Institute for Policy Innovation, a research-based, public policy “think tank,” offered expert insight into two trending topics: The phenomenon known as the “wealth effect” and the impact of President Biden’s open border policies.

Is Taylor Swift bigger than the National Football League? David Wheeler, Ph.D., a journalism professor at the University of Tampa, and Jim Williams, managing editor of News and Sports Talk Florida joined show moderator Greg C. Truax for a lively discussion about the music super star who was in MetLife Stadium to watch the Chiefs-Jets football game.

OnThePoint is a live radio show that airs each Thursday from 3:15 to 4 p.m. on WHBO AM 1040, streams live on NewsTalkFlorida and then as a podcast on AliveTampaBay. Greg C. Truax is the moderator and creator of the opinion show that peels back the layers of social and business issues, dives deep into the currents of politics and explores public policy questions so listeners can “keep the conversation going.”

Greg C. Truax is president of GCTMediaGroup, a film production studio, online magazine publisher, radio show producer, and creator of written and broadcast opinion commentary.

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