Florida Supreme Court hears arguments on protest law amid allegations of targeting Black activists

The Florida Supreme Court heard arguments in a challenge to a law that enhanced penalties during protests that turn violent.
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Kirk Bogan with St. Luke AME Church and Jerry Nealy with St. Matthew Missionary Baptist Church at the C. Blythe Andrews Library in East Tampa

Souls to the Polls gets out the early vote

In the weekend leading up to Tampa’s municipal election, the NAACP and members of historically African American churches gathered for Souls to the Polls at an early voting site to educate and encourage residents to...

WMNF’s daily digest of news headlines for Monday, March 6th, 2023

Tampa election The last day to vote in the City of Tampa election is tomorrow. On Sunday, members of historically black churches, elected officials, and campaign volunteers joined together for “Souls to the Polls,” a...

Living Just Enough For The City

Nicole Payne is a candidate for Tampa city council elections and joins the forum discussing housing affordability and ‘Souls To The Polls’. “Eracism” is charged against the powers that be regarding development over black cemeteries...

WMNF’s daily digest of news headlines for Monday, February 27th, 2023

Tampa elections The last day to vote in the City of Tampa elections is next Tuesday, March 7th. Early in-person voting started today. The two candidates running for City Council District 4 – Bill Carlson...
Two Tampa City Council candidates speaking at a communithy forum

Tampa City Council candidates Bill Carlson and Blake Casper debate live on-air

In the latest installment of “The Skinny,” Tampa City Council Candidates in District 4—incumbent Bill Carlson and Blake Casper—joined us in-studio to debate live on-air. The new program also got a boost from listeners who...

Hear from District 3 Tampa City Council Candidates

District 3 Tampa City Council candidates George The Hunted Feshev and Jose Vasquez talked about their bids to unseat incumbent Lynn Hurtak. 

A conversation with Tampa’s District 1 city council candidates

Tampa City Council candidates Alan Clendenin, Sonja Brookins and Chase Harrison joined WaveMakers to talk about why they're challenging Joe Citro for his District 1 City Council seat. 
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Florida Senate signs off on immigration & election bills

The Florida Senate passed bills that could help send migrants to “sanctuary” cities and bolster efforts to prosecute alleged election fraud.

New Year 2023, Local Elections and Inequality

A look at some of the issues facing voters as Tampa elections draw near on March 7, 2023. Some discussion of inequality and disparity of hurricane Ian relief to Black communities. Florida touts an economic...

Dan Ruth is Back & He’s Got  Some Things to Say!

Dan Ruth is Back and He’s got Some Things to Say!

What’s The Matter With Florida?

Democrats did surprisingly well throughout the U.S. in the midterm elections, EXCEPT in Florida. What's the matter with Florida? We talk to local Democratic political leaders to find out.
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Nikki Fried seeks a DOJ probe after Donald Trump makes claims about his actions in 2018 election

Nikki Fried wants the U.S. DOJ to investigate Donald Trump who said he sent federal agents to Florida to keep the 2018 election from being “stolen” from Ron DeSantis.

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