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The Incarceration Nation

Alexandra Bailey calls in to the Forum to discuss efforts to end mass incarceration in federal prison. She talks about the bipartisan First Step Act...
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When The Broken Pieces Make Something Even More Beautiful

The powerhouse harmonies of DIvine AF stop in to share their music and their story with Live Music Showcase ahead of their show opening for...
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Hurricane Ian, one year later: A story of resiliency and hope

Hurricane Ian was the 3rd-costliest natural disaster to hit the U.S.: $115.2 billion in damages and 156 fatalities in Florida and elsewhere.
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Transgender and nonbinary people sue Florida over its “discriminatory” bathroom law

A federal lawsuit challenges a new Florida law requiring people to use public restrooms that align with their sex assigned at birth.
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The Scoop: Fri., September 29, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Naples Capitol breacher caught A member of the ‘Proud Boys’ extremist group, who disappeared days before his sentencing in the U.S. Capitol riot case in...
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U.S. Supreme Court will weigh a Florida law restricting social media companies

The U.S. Supreme Court said it will take up a First Amendment fight about a 2021 Florida law that restricted major social media companies.
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Pinellas County educational support staff could see higher wages under new deal with the district

Educational support staff could see a 4.25% pay raise under a new deal reached between their union and Pinellas County Schools.
Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks to Trump Rally attendees.

Lawsuit targets Florida Governor Ron DeSantis over migrant flights

Ron DeSantis was hit with a potential class-action lawsuit alleging migrants were lured with false promises to fly to Martha’s Vineyard.

Sustainable Living: The Urban Forest

This week on Sustainable Living, we talked with Robert Northrop, Andrew Koeser AND Brian Knox about The Urban Forest and tree canopy study.
Hillsborough County's suspended State Attorney Andrew Warren

Andrew Warren says his court hearing in Warren vs. DeSantis was a “win for truth”

Governor Ron DeSantis suspended the elected State Attorney in Hillsborough County, Andrew Warren; Warren will be on WMNF's Tuesday Café.

Disability Voting Rights Week

September 13 to September 20 is Disability Voting Rights Week. A new resource called the “Disability Voting Index", was created.

Project PUP has been sending therapy dogs on visits across Tampa Bay for 38 years

John Turner, the president of Project PUP, discusses the organization that, since 1984, has offered visits by therapy dogs to hospitals, nursing homes, and other facilities.

The Visual Chronicler Of Our Times. Royalty In Movies. New Experimental Music.

The unstoppable cacophony of Manhattan’s ambient soundtrack – police sirens, a building’s gurgling water pipes, the banging and crashing of who-knows-what fail to stymie Steve Brodner’s gentle, yet acerbic comments. We are recording via Zoom,...
St. Petersburg City Council member St. Pete Lisa Wheeler-Bowman

St Petersburg City Council Member resigns

Lisa Wheeler-Bowman, a city council member in St Pete, is stepping down because she does not live in the district she represents.

Ron DeSantis sends migrants to Martha’s Vineyard

Governor Ron DeSantis told GOP donors he was thinking about sending migrants to places like Martha’s Vineyard.

The Salvation Army adding more housing

The Salvation Army is making more housing available for people experiencing homelessness in North Lakeland.

Mercy McCoy – Americana/Folk

A slice of americana apple pie, Mercy McCoy is on Live Music Showcase. Get read for some great music and great tips from a label owner on how to get a record labels attention.
Ron DeSantis in West Bank of Palestine / Israel

Florida’s Ron DeSantis defends migrant flights but details remain scant

Gov. Ron DeSantis defended Florida’s participation in flights carrying about 50 migrants that landed Wednesday at Martha’s Vineyard Airport.

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