Randi Zimmerman

The Florida Legislature passes a bill banning children 15 and under from having some social media accounts

The Florida bill would require platforms to use age verification before accounts are created, with the verifications also affecting adults.
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The Florida Senate is about to pass a bill to prevent kids from creating some social media accounts

The Florida Senate is ready to pass a high-profile bill that seeks to prevent children under age 16 from creating social media accounts.
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The Florida Legislature could provide reprieves from a controversial 2023 law that requires local elected officials to disclose information about their personal finances.

A bill would exempt mayors and members of local governing boards in communities with 500 people or fewer from the Florida requirement.
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A Florida Panhandle sheriff’s deputy fired shots toward a handcuffed suspect after mistaking an acorn landing for gunfire

The incident was triggered not by an actual threat, but rather by the sound of an acorn hitting an Okaloosa County Sheriff’s patrol car.
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Tampa flight attendants join countrywide protest for better wages

On Tuesday, flight attendants protested at airports across the country for better pay. WMNF's Chris Young reports from Tampa.
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Listen to the oral arguments at the Florida Supreme Court over Amendment 4 on abortion rights

The Florida Supreme Court heard oral arguments about proposed constitutional Amendment 4 regarding abortion rights.
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Randi M. Zimmerman, WMNF General Manager

February 2024 WMNF News & Notes

From elevating on-air standards to fostering diverse voices and community partnerships. A message of community and connection from Station Manager, Randi M. Zimmerman The end of this month will be my second year as GM...
Randi M. Zimmerman, WMNF General Manager

January 2024 WMNF News & Notes

Happy New Year to the WMNF community!   It is almost my two-year anniversary as your General Manager, and I wanted to take this time to reflect and share some gratitude.  When I arrived at WMNF,...
Randi M. Zimmerman, WMNF General Manager

December 2023 WMNF News & Notes

While Florida is home, I will always be a product of my upbringing in New York. For New Yorkers, the holiday season begins when Santa enters Herald Square. If you watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day...
Randi M. Zimmerman, WMNF General Manager

October 2023 WMNF News & Notes

Ah, Autumn– my favorite! The season of transformation is upon us. The crisp air and gentle breezes inspire me to take longer strolls, free from the constraints of a ticking clock. WMNF is also settling...

Slice of Life: Sukhi 222 & journalist to homeless

Charles Holsopple of Sukhi 222 talks about his idea for human sustainability. Journalist talks about her life living in downtown Tampa.

Buffalo Soldiers, Bautista Project (Homeless), Teens on Health

On today’s Slice of Life we’ll hear about the Buffalo Soldiers ( who are in town for their national convention. The Buffalo Soldiers is a Black motorcycle club who think of themselves as part of...

October 2022 WMNF News & Notes

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