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Tampa’s Fearless Four Fought Discrimination in City Employment

MidPoint learns the history of The Fearless Four: four Black Tampa policemen who, in the face of heavy backlash, filed a racial discrimination complaint against...
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This Juneteenth, the Tampa Theatre is celebrating local Black filmmakers

Listen: This Juneteenth, the Tampa Bay Theatre is shining the spotlight on Black filmmakers.  The theatre is hosting a one-day film festival that promises a...
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Dangerous heat in cars can be lethal to people and pets

This year, 18 children have died after being found in a hot car. And hundreds of pets die each year from heat stroke when left...
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Hillsborough Commission rejects a call to defund the Arts Council

The Hillsborough County Board of Commissioners rejected a proposal to defund the Arts Council during a meeting Thursday.
The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Thurs., September 7, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Lakewood Ranch legal battle A couple is fighting a plan for thousands of new homes to be built as part of an expansion of Lakewood Ranch near their rural neighborhood in Sarasota County. They have...

MidPoint: Why Can’t We Have Nice Things? Hillsborough Arts Funding In Danger

My guests on MidPoint today, former Hillsborough Co. Comm’r Mariella Smith, Hillsborough Co. Arts Council Board Chair Theron Butler, and former Hillsborough Arts Council Program Dir. Jenny Carey explained why the arts are a driver...
Ethics

Ron DeSantis names a Moms for Liberty leader to a Florida ethics panel

Gov. Ron DeSantis appointed a co-founder of the group Moms for Liberty, Tina Descovich, to the Florida Commission on Ethics.

WMNF’s September All Station Meeting & Social Time

WMNF’s Volunteer Committee will host a zoom All Station Meeting on Thursday, September 14th, 2023. There will be a social time from 6:30 to 7pm, and then the meeting will start. The meeting is open...

Sarasota couple fights to protect rural neighborhood from nearby development

A couple is fighting a plan for thousands of new homes near their rural northeastern Sarasota County neighborhood.
Florida redistricting

State appeal of judge’s ruling on Florida Congressional district maps could go on a fast track

A judge ruled that a congressional redistricting plan violated the Florida Constitution; the case could be on a fast track to the state Supreme Court.

Cleaning House and Brightening Up for our Close-up: A September message from our General Manager Randi Z.

We’ve been cleaning up our spaces – physical and otherwise. All over the building, we can see surfaces and nooks that were previously hidden. Volunteers have more ways to participate in the workings of what...
Monique Worrell

Prosecutor tells Florida Supreme Court that Governor DeSantis had no legal basis for her suspension

Suspended Orlando-area State Attorney Monique Worrell asked the Florida Supreme Court to overturn Ron DeSantis’ decision to oust her.
Hurricane Idalia

Florida and other states say their flood insurance fight should continue

Florida & other states want to stop an attempt by the Biden administration to end a challenge to changes to the National Flood Insurance Program.
The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Wed., September 6, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Inmate faces lethal injection Inmate Michael Duane Zack is scheduled to be put to death by lethal injection on October 3rd. His attorneys have now approached the Florida Supreme Court.   Tampa tax hike rejected...
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Florida insurance issues could pose long-term problems

As Florida recovers from Hurricane Idalia, Fitch Ratings warned about the long-term effects of property insurance problems in Florida and CA.

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