Tonight is the longest night of the year, the winter solstice---to coincide wit the long night, today is national Homeless persons Memorial Day. Citizens around the country held memorial services to remember the thousands of homeless people who die every year in the United States. Rayme Knuckles works at the Hillsborough county Homeless Coalition, he helped organize a ceremony across from the County center in Downtown Tampa this afternoon.
That was Rayme Knuc...
New statistics released yesterday from the National Low Imcome Housing Coalition, stated home ownership, or renting a single or two bedroom apartment, is financially out of reach for low-income families in the United States.
Today Tanya Pickle, working with St Petersburg Neighborhood Housing Services, completed a two year process to sign the morgage on her new home.
For WMNF Jen Germaine reporting.
Tanya Pickle showed up to her new home on 13th Ave South to a lawn full of City worker...
The Hillsborough county environmental protection commission has filed a lawsuit against clear channel entertainment and the Florida state fair to stop all concerts at the Amphitheatre at the Florida state fairgrounds. The suit is a reaction to 37 violations of noise standards during concerts, culminating with a show by the rock group Korn, that received over 60 complaints. Rick Tchantz is a lawyer with the county EPC.
There has not been any date set for a hearing. Cl...
In 1976, Tommy Ziegler was sentenced to death for the killing of his wife, in-laws, and a customer on Christmas Eve in Winter Garden, Florida. But in the last few years, DNA and blood evidence has emerged which indicates ZieglerÃ¢â¬â¢sÃ¢â¬â¢ innocence.
About 2 dozen citizens gathered this morning outside of the orange county circuit court, before a hearing began to determine if the new evidence can be allowed in court, and if Zeigler could be ordered a new trial. WMNF spoke with one of...
This weekend was the first time the new teen curfew was enforced in Ybor city.
WMNF went to the neighborhood east of the curfew zone, to find out how those people most effected by the curfew felt. First WMNF spoke to a group of kids between 9 and 13 years old, who live in the neighborhood east of Ybor city,
Next WMNF spoke to a group of teenagers who live in the neighborhood just east of Ybor city. All but one of them was under 18.
On Sunday, the local organization St Pete For Peace gathered on the Pinellas Trail bridge over Park Street and Tyron Blvd to protest against US International Policies.
Farhad Sabet Reports:
With Colorful banners proclaiming "While you buy, They Die" and "Terrorism is the price of Emperialism" among others, the local group St Pete for Peace activists gathered in St Petersburg Sunday afternoon to tell everyone who'd look up to that the proble...
Dr. Roongnapa Korpraditskul. She is visiting Rick Martinez at Sweetwater Organic Farm and participated in classes that he taught in Thailand. Roongnapa is from Thailand, where she is Head of Environmental Science Laboratory, R&D Institute of Kasetsart University, Thailand and the Project Leader of the Implementation of Environmental Management System on Organic Farms at the Community Level. She talked about funeral customs in Thailand (her father died last month) and her work with sustaina...
Music and spoken word related to the winter solstice. See play list for music.
A sentence in FloridaÃ¢â¬â¢s Constitution that forbids the state to use public money to Ã¢â¬Ådirectly or indirectlyÃ¢â¬? help religious institutions has been mentioned this week as a possible thorn in blocking the Pre-Kindergarten program approved by the Legislature yesterday.
The same line has been used to thwart the stateÃ¢â¬â¢s school voucher lawÃ¢â¬Â¦.
So Florida State Senator Daniel Webster is saying the state should get rid of that line in the Constitution.