Mr. Smith Goes To Washington, Travel Advisory for Florida

Walter L. Smith II reports on the activities surrounding a policy trip D.C. regarding environmental degradation due to oil, soot and coal ash dust. At its statewide conference in Orlando, member organizations of the Florida NAACP voted unanimously to recommend that the national NAACP board issue a nationwide travel advisory against moving or visiting the… Read more »

Belief & Climate Change

Why are so many humans religious? Why do we daydream, imagine, and hope? Philosophers, theologians, social scientists, and historians have offered explanations for centuries, but their accounts often ignore or even avoid human evolution. Evolutionary scientists answer with proposals for why ritual, religion, and faith make sense as adaptations to past challenges or as by-products… Read more »

Tampa Bay area leaders commit to fix housing and flooding problems at forum

The Hillsborough Organization for Progress and Equality, or HOPE is composed of 25 interfaith and interracial member congregations. They sought to get commitments from local public officials to attain criminal justice reform, housing and mental health services, and environmental justice. At an event Monday night at Bible-Based Fellowship Church, County Commissioner Harry Cohen was asked… Read more »

Researchers work to protect a popular Florida river before the spring break season

Spring break season is approaching. That’s a time when Florida’s fragile rivers can get damaged from overuse. Local and state partners want to minimize environmental damage to a popular Hernando County destination. The Weeki Wachee River in Hernando County has been a popular vacation spot since the 50’s, with kayaking, boating, and the deepest freshwater… Read more »

Pinellas County community unites to save a historic preserve from destruction

One Pinellas County community banded together to save a historic preserve from destruction by a private developer. Activists and community leaders came together in Dunedin to fight for its preservation. Gladys E Douglas Preserve spans 43 acres and is currently the largest undeveloped sandy ecosystem remaining in north Pinellas County. It’s a rare glimpse into… Read more »

MidPoint with Florida House Minority Leader Fentrice Driskell

Rep, Driskell joined us to discuss the parade of horrible legislation that the Florida Republican-controlled legislature is planning now that they have a super-majority. Brian Connolly, Vice President of the USF Faculty Senate also joins us to discuss House Bill 999 and the death of academic freedom in Florida.

The Optimism Of Jared Yates Sexton. UFOs Or UAPs? New Music To Indulge In

Jared Yates Sexton – The Midnight Kingdom – A History Of Power, Paranoia, And The Coming Crisis “I realize people think of me as a doom-sayer” announces Jared Yates Sexton at the beginning of our conversation, Then, he admits, “After writing this book, I’m optimistic!” That’s quite a statement from a writer who is known… Read more »