News & Public Affairs05/04/15 Seán Kinane
MidPoint with WMNF News Monday Listen to this entire show:
Friday was May First – it was celebrated around the world as May Day, also known as International Workers Day or Labor Day. About 30 people rallied on a sidewalk along 7th Avenue in Ybor City Friday evening chanting about labor rights and immigration rights.
WMNF spoke with an organizer, Alicia Gazga, a member of Raices en Tampa.
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02/12/15 Seán Kinane
MidPoint with WMNF News Thursday Listen to this entire show:
Comprehensive immigration reform remains elusive in Congress; but here in Tampa, local activists are calling attention to the need to stop deportations.
This Saturday several groups are hosting a panel on immigration called Stop the Heartbreak.
WMNF spoke with Marisol Marquez, an organizer with the group Raices en Tampa.
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Tampa Dream Defenders criticize Governor Scott for vetoing bill to make it easier to get licenses listen06/06/13 SeÃ¡n Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday Listen to this entire show:
This week Florida Governor Rick Scott vetoed a bill passed by the Legislature to make it easier for undocumented Floridians to get identification documents like driver's licenses.
Thursday afternoon the Tampa Dream Defenders held a press conference to criticize Gov. Scott for his veto.
I interviewed Marisol Marquez about her concerns.