Janet Scherberger

Student journalists discuss Rays redevelopment documentary

Four student producers discuss their 20-minute documentary, "Addressing Broken Promises," which explores the past and  future of the historically Black Gas Plant neighborhood that was razed in the 1980s to make way for a Major...
Barbara Petersen

How a tiny non-profit startup broke the year’s biggest Florida politics story

Barbara Petersen, executive director of the Florida Center for Government Accountability, appeared on WMNF WaveMakers.
Tom Ries

A non-profit is trying to save manatees by restoring seagrass

Seagrass is in decline around Florida, including Tampa and Sarasota bays, and that’s proven deadly for manatees. Tom Ries is trying to do something about that.
Whit Blanton

Tampa, Pinellas have big mobility plans but lack key ingredient: money

As Tampa Mayor Jane Castor released her long-awaited mobility plan Tuesday, WMNF WaveMakers discussed the ambitious goal in it and the long-range plans for improving transportation in Pinellas. Both plans seek to ease traffic congestion and...
Whit Remer

Tampa’s first sustainability and resilience chief on the challenges of climate change

Whit Remer, Tampa's first-ever sustainability and resilience officer, discussed the city's new Climate Action and Equity Plan for dealing with the challenges of climate change.
Wendy Leigh & Robin O'Dell

Florida Museum of Photographic Arts joins growing arts scene in Ybor City

Two of the leaders of the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts appeared on WMNF WaveMakers June 27 to discuss moving to the Kress Building in Ybor City after a decade in downtown Tampa.

NAACP’s Yvette Lewis on Ron DeSantis and staying woke

Yvette Lewis, a WMNF Board member and president of the Hillsborough Branch of the NAACP joined WaveMakers to talk about Ron DeSantis and the John Lewis Stay Woke rolling protest in Tampa. 
Florida springs threatened

Florida Springs Council leaders discuss recent victories and challenges protecting freshwater springs

Fresh off a significant court victory in its battle to preserve Florida's freshwater springs, leaders of the Florida Springs Council appeared on WMNF WaveMakers to discuss how the public can get involved. Florida has the highest...
Carrie Zeisse (l) and Mary Kay Dwyer

Tampa Bay Thrives is addressing the Tampa Bay region’s mental health challenges

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and a Tampa Bay non-profit is trying to draw attention to the region's enormous needs. Carrie Zeisse, President and CEO of Tampa Bay Thrives, joined WMNF WaveMakers hosts Janet and...

Climate activist Susan Glickman says we must fix the source of the crisis not just build seawalls

Susan Glickman, who has been advocating for policies to address climate change for 20 years, told WMNF WaveMakers Tuesday that Florida is finally admitting it has a problem and trying to mitigate the effects of...

Doctor says new DeSantis medical laws are ‘freedom for me not thee’

Dr. David Berger, a board-certified pediatrician and USF nursing professor, was a guest on WMNF WaveMakers with Janet & Tom where he discussed the politicization of healthcare decisions in Florida, from reproductive rights to medical...

Meteorologist Denis Phillips on Hurricane Ian, climate change and Rule No. 7

ABC Action News meteorologist Denis Phillips was a guest on WMNF WaveMakers on Tuesday, May 9, to discuss Hurricane Ian, the upcoming hurricane season, climate change and how he developed his famous Rule No. 7.

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