Ray Roa

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Florida’s White House Boys talk about the promise of justice for survivors of the Dozier school

For more than a century, the small panhandle town of Marianna was home to the Florida School for Boys, aka the Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys. The “school” opened on New Year’s Day in...
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Here comes the Sun: Talking pro women’s soccer in Tampa Bay

The new professional women’s soccer team has a name - Tampa Bay Sun FC-will kick off its inaugural season in August 2024.
U.S. Rep. Anna Paulina Luna, in a white suit, with a microphone in her right hand.

Anna Paulina Luna talks Israel, impeachment and Pinellas beach restoration

St. Pete’s representative in the U.S. House, Anna Paulina Luna, was a last-minute guest on this week’s episode of WMNF's The Skinny.

Hillsborough County’s Hiking Spree is on, plus checking in with Clearwater’s Epicenter Recovery Foundation

The weather is bearable in Tampa Bay, which means more opportunities to get outside. Local officials have a new initiative to help residents do just that, and Forest Turbiville was in studio at WMNF-Tampa 88.5-FM...

Talking Florida’s ‘Second Look’ prison sentence approach, and the push and pull of criminal justice

Alexandra Bailey is a senior campaign strategist with The Sentencing Project, and she’ll be in Tampa next weekend as part of the Tampa Bay Criminal Justice Summit happening at Tampa Prep on Friday-Saturday, Oct. 20-21....

‘We can’t sit and do nothing’: Despite challenges Floridians are are still fighting for access to health care

Allison Holmes says there are more than 22,000 on a waitlist for Florida’s home-and community-based Medicaid waiver program for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. She and her son JJ were at a legislative meeting...

Equity for Florida’s Black marijuana farmers, and the state of the USF Forest Preserve, today on WMNF

This morning on WMNF-Tampa 88.5-FM, public affairs program The Skinny welcomes Tampa Bay Times reporter Shauna Muckle, who published a story about equity for Florida’s Black farmers who—after the passage of HB 387—were granted licenses...

Florida Rep. Maxwell Frost joins WMNF on Friday morning

Early this month on WMNF, Congresswoman Kathy Castor had a lot of nice things to say about her new colleague on the Hill, freshman Congressman Maxwell Frost, who represents the 10th District , which includes...
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David Hogg, St. Pete Beach SunRunner woes, today on WMNF Tampa

Gun control activist David Hogg joins The Skinny on WMNF Tampa 88.5-FM today to discuss his new hybrid PAC, Leaders We Deserve,

PragerU: Would you let your kids see it?

Florida’s Department of Education recently announced the approval of “supplemental teaching materials” from PragerU. In the announcement, state education officials maintained that the new K-12 curriculum from “PragerU Kids,” aligns with Florida’s “revised civics and...

Tampa Bay Young Republicans’ Jake Hoffman will be on WMNF this Friday

Tampa Bay Young Republicans’ Jake Hoffman joined The Skinny in-studio to discuss his party, plus the Bay area’s role in local and national politics. He talked about sometimes disagreeing with the DeSantis campaign strategy, why...

Congress member Kathy Castor talks climate change, Biden, Max Frost, aliens, and more

Seventeen years into her congressional career, Kathy Castor still brings an optimism and unwavering drive to D.C. on behalf of her constituents in Florida’s 14th Congressional district, which includes parts of Hillsborough County and Pinellas....

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