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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 the Tampa Police Dept. in the 1970's, which helped spark...

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 night of networking, in-depth conversations, and screenings by Black directors....
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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 in a car.

Tampa leaders announce new Black history museum

Listen: The Tampa Bay History Center and Tampa Housing Authority announced plans for a new Black history museum in the city. It’ll be located in a formerly thriving Black business district. City leaders including Tampa...

The Scoop: Tues. June 18th, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

One recent veto by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis was for a proposed amphitheater in Tampa’s historic Perry Harvey Senior Park.
Rendering of new baseball stadium with crown and palm trees surrounding it.

No Home Run breaks down the proposed Tampa Bay Rays stadium and redevelopment deal

St. Pete City Council took its first votes last week advancing a major redevelopment project that includes a stadium for the Tampa Bay Rays.

Understanding Alcohol’s Impact, Alternatives for Addison’s Disease, and Prostate Health

In this episode of the Healthy Steps Radio Show, Dr. Fred Harvey delves into the impact of alcohol on health, explores alternative treatments for Addison's disease, and discusses options for prostate health. Dr. Harvey also...
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The state of LGBTQ issues with Equality Florida’s director of transgender equality, Angelique Godwin

During LGBTQ Pride month, WMNF's Tuesday Cafe spoke with Equality Florida's Director of Transgender Equality, Angelique Godwin.
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ACLU argues in federal court to keep injunction for Stop W.O.K.E. Act

The American Civil Liberties Union is suing the state over a 2022 law Gov. Ron DeSantis dubbed the Stop W.O.K.E. Act. It restricts how race-related concepts are taught in higher education. A judge placed an...

City leaders criticize DeSantis veto of Tampa amphitheater project in historically Black area

At a press conference for Tampa’s new Black History Museum Monday, city leaders and elected officials spoke out against Governor DeSantis’ nearly 1 billion dollars worth of vetoes in the state budget. One of the...

Nicole Payne, Hillsborough District 4 Candidate

Nicole Payne, Hillsborough Black Chamber of Commerce President, talks the historic nature of  election participation and quality-of-life issues in Florida and the county. News updates and analysis. Listen in archives.

The Scoop: Mon. June 17th, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

The Governor of Maryland pardons more than 100,000 people. Meanwhile, DeSantis comments on Florida's energy.

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