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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...

The Art Of Editing. A Deliciously Dark Whodunit. Exceptional Music.

What is the role of a book editor? Do editors make suggestions to improve characters, pacing or plot? Can editors make sentences flow better? We asked these and more questions of Ann de Forest who...

Florida In Focus: New Laws, Development and Health Issues

Nicole Payne, Rep. Dianne Hart in the Sunday Forum After-show with Walter L. Smith II at WMNF Community Radio. FL State Reps, Dianne Hart, Fentrice Driskell and Susan Valdes join the Forum. Hillsborough Black Chamber...

The Complexities Of Families

Maureen Sun – The Sisters K In her original, masterful, debut novel, Maureen Sun dissects the unfolding tragedy about sisters and family and the hostile undercurrents of love and hate keeping them together. After years...

Conspiring To Confuse

Conspiracies theories are everywhere. In mere moments after the Baltimore Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse wild speculation erupted. It was terrorists. It was a government plot. Five days after the massive steel truss bridge was...

A Reluctant Heir. Bad Manners. Emotive Music.

Allen Bratton – Henry Henry  About Henry Henry his extraordinary new novel, Allen Bratton writes, “London, 2014. Hal Lancaster – twenty-two, gay, Catholic, chops lines of cocaine with his my Waitrose card – is the...

Honors to Women, Community Unite

Yoruba Shango Altar Piece, 1920 CE – 1960 CE Pastors On Patrol Street Ministry representative Pastor Carolyn Riggins visits the Forum to call for a recommitment to community. Callers share knowledge of history and progress...

26 Essays On Walking. Vote For Our Planet.

Ways Of Walking – Edited by Ann de Forest Ways of Walking brings together 26 writers who reflect on walks they have taken and what they have discovered along the way. Some walk across forbidden...

Two Important Books On American Women’s Lives

Felicia Kornbluh – A Woman’s Life Is a Human Life  A Woman’s Life Is A Human Life – My Mother, Our Neighbor and the Journey from Reproductive Rights to Reproductive Justice is the story of...

A Conversation With The 3 Clubmen

Setting up a Zoom conversation with three people you have not met before could be really daunting. Do they all have sound and lighting that works properly?  Will we have to spend ages in edit...

The Scoop: Tue., February 6, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

Hernando considers books in schools The Hernando School Board will consider three books for removal at tonight’s 6 o’clock meeting. the board is considering removing the books: The Black Friend: On Being a Better White...

The Ultimate Reggae Legends

Writer Richie Unterberger agrees there have been scores of books written about Bob Marley and The Wailers, while the new book he has edited and compiled is certainly, The Ultimate Illustrated History. Packed full of...

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