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17 bands in 15 days: Experience the global beat of WAHH World Fusion Band at Tropical Heatwave 2024

As they prepare to close out Tropical Heatwave 2024, WAHH! invites you to join them for a night of pure musical bliss.
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Possible site for state Black history museum narrowed to 3; Sarasota narrowly misses out

Listen: Members of the Black History Museum Task Force chose the top three choices for a future Black history museum in Florida. Sarasota narrowly missed...
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17 bands in 16 days: Ignite the Tropical Heatwave with the Gulfport Gecko Amalgamated Marching Band!

Get ready to kick off the Tropical Heatwave with an electrifying performance by the Gulfport Gecko Amalgamated Marching Band! Starting at 5:30 PM on May...
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Havana Cuba

On the anniversary of the failed Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba, DeSantis signs a bill requiring the teaching of communism history in Florida

Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday signed a measure that will lead to the history of communism being taught in grades as low as kindergarten.

The Scoop: Wed. April 17th, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

Bob Graham dies  Former Florida Senator and Governor Bob Graham has died at the age of 87. Medicaid trial A court date is set for a lawsuit over how the state has handled removing people...
Bob Graham

Former Florida Governor and U.S. Senator Bob Graham dies at 87

Bob Graham, a two-term Florida governor who served in the U.S. Senate and ran for president died Tuesday at age 87.
Florida Poly

The new president of Florida Poly could make up to $1.2 million a year

Devin Stephenson, who will become president of Florida Polytechnic University, could make up to $1.224 million a year.
Hillsborough County's suspended State Attorney Andrew Warren

Andrew Warren is running for State Attorney in Hillsborough

Democrat Andrew Warren announced he will run again this year for Hillsborough County state attorney after being suspended by Ron DeSantis.
AI

Bills about AI, school chaplains and communism are on the Florida governor’s desk

One bill (SB 1264) would require the history of communism to be taught in grades as low as kindergarten in Florida.
Maryann Ferenc, Mise en Place proprietor

Maryann Ferenc on spending tourism tax dollars on Tampa’s growing dining scene

The Michelin Guide is poised this week to bestow more of its coveted stars to a handful of Florida restaurants, something that never would have happened without tourism tax dollars. That’s because local tourism agencies...
banned books, First Amendment

DeSantis signs laws on book challenges and charter schools

More than 1,200 objections were filed to school library books last school year in Florida. A new law limits challenges by some people.
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The Scoop: Tues. April 16th, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

Discussion by college leaders about fostering diversity on campuses, and, join the awareness campaign during Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.
Florida wetlands

Florida appeals in the fight over wetlands permitting

Florida has appealed after a judge rejected a federal government decision to shift wetlands permitting authority to the state.
Deaf and Hard of Hearing ways to communicate after a weather emergency

Five questions for the director of the Florida Division of Emergency Management

Kevin Guthrie has been director of the Florida Division of Emergency Management since April 2021.

Pro-Palestine march through the streets of Sarasota

On Saturday about 30 pro-Palestinian demonstrators took to the streets of Sarasota to demand a cease-fire in Gaza following Israel’s 6 month assault on Palestine in the wake of the surprise attack last year by...

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