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The Scoop: Thurs., November 30, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Transgender student rights Students walked out of a Broward County high school to support trans rights. A transgender student played on the girls’ volleyball team, leading to school staff being investigated.   Global temps foreshadow...
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Bill in Florida would allow people to kill bears on their property without permits

A Florida bill would allow people to kill bears on their property without permits when they feel threatened or for protection.
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The Scoop: Wed., November 29, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Felons’ voting rights Attorneys for the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition and four individual plaintiffs last week filed a court document that challenges the way a 2018 constitutional amendment aimed at restoring felons’ voting rights has...

Tampa Bay shorebirds dealt with record heat this summer

Summer this year was one of the hottest on record in the Tampa Bay Area, and shorebirds in Tampa Bay dealt with the heat.
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The Scoop: Tues., November 28, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

LGBTQ+ inclusion Tampa and St. Petersburg recently scored perfect scores on the National Human Rights Campaign’s nationwide LGBTQ inclusion assessment. However, this comes as the HRC still deems Florida to be in a ‘state of...
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St. Petersburg legislators propose urban farming initiative expansion

Listen:   Rural areas are known for farming– but a new bill was filed by St. Petersburg legislators to promote urban farming. Democratic Representative Lindsay Cross of St. Petersburg is the sponsor of the House...
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The Scoop: Wed., November 15, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Pink gives away banned books Pop singer Pink will give away 2,000 banned books at her upcoming Florida concerts. This comes as Florida recorded the highest number of book bans in the country last school...

Human Rights Under Your Nose

Human Rights are at the root of many issues at home and abroad, historically and contemporary. The Forum dealt with Haiti and the cross-border conflict with the Dominican Republic. The root of the current conflict...
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The Scoop: Fri., November 10, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Picket line in Riverview Yesterday about 40 call center workers at Maximus in Riverview picketed to demand higher wages and better working conditions. It’s the federal government’s largest call center contractor.   New College funding...

Ybor City Violence

Although the details are sketchy the Forum deals with the shooting in Ybor City, a tourist area of nightclubs, has led to two deaths, a discussion about gun violence and city leaders exploring ideas to...
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The Scoop: Fri., November 3, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Special session Amid a rise in anti-Semitism and the war between Israel and Hamas, Florida lawmakers plan to help bolster security by flowing $25 million into Jewish day schools and preschools and another $10 million...
U.S. Rep. Anna Paulina Luna, in a white suit, with a microphone in her right hand.

Anna Paulina Luna talks Israel, impeachment and Pinellas beach restoration

St. Pete’s representative in the U.S. House, Anna Paulina Luna, was a last-minute guest on this week’s episode of WMNF's The Skinny.

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