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Interview: Tyler Riggs on ‘Blue Boy’

Blue Boy won the Grand Jury Award for Best Narrative Short at the Gasparilla International Film Festival. The short is a proof-of-concept piece for a future feature.   Listen:   The film follows bodybuilder Joey Rossi...

Despite record Tampa film fest attendance, filming in Florida faces hurdles

Listen: Hollywood came to Tampa last weekend through the 17th annual Gasparilla International Film Festival. Despite record attendance, getting filmmakers to shoot in Tampa may be a tricky task. Hundreds of people gathered outside of...

Black History: Soul Food and Culture

A motley crew: Frank Crum, Patró Mabíli, Annie Miles and host Walter L. Smith II. City of Tampa’s Frank Crum returns to reiterate the huge Black History movie and soul food event currently underway. Social...

“Origins”, Con-Men and Vengeance

The Florida Governor ended his struggling presidential campaign and president 45 lingers on with a campaign to shield him from multiple prosecutions. Also, a special review of the book “Caste: The Origins of Our Discontent”....

Black Love, Knowledge and Freedom

Frank Crum, Community Engagement Coordinator for the City of Tampa, visit WMNF. The City of Tampa’s Community Engagement & Partnerships Department – that explore stories centered around the theme of “Faith, Food & Family” as...

VP Who? Hollywood Vs China. Symphony Of Empathy.

At some point in 2024 Trump will have to reluctantly share the stage with the person he selects as his running mate for the general election. In normal times with conventional behavior a presidential candidate’s...

The Wobblies. Red Cinema.

Ahmed White: Under the Iron Heel: The Wobblies and the Capitalist War on Radical Workers In 1917, the Industrial Workers of the World was rapidly gaining strength and members. Within a decade, this radical union...

Blink on Gun Violence, USF Protest Arrest

Protestors at the University of South Florida were arrested protesting the attacks on diversity and other attacks on education. The right-wing attempt to roll back the clock on progress in many areas of society is...

The Visual Chronicler Of Our Times. Royalty In Movies. New Experimental Music.

The unstoppable cacophony of Manhattan’s ambient soundtrack – police sirens, a building’s gurgling water pipes, the banging and crashing of who-knows-what fail to stymie Steve Brodner’s gentle, yet acerbic comments. We are recording via Zoom,...

Director of “Meat The Future” doc discusses her extended foray into the world of cultivated meat

Liz Marshall—a documentary director whose latest film, “Meat The Future,” examines the realm of “cultivated meat,” generated in a lab setting, from animal cells, but these animals remain unharmed—explains in a recent “Talking Animals” interview...

Director Joshua Zeman Spent 10 Years Working On New “Loneliest Whale” Doc

Joshua Zeman—the director of  “The Loneliest Whale: The Search for 52,” a feature-length documentary chronicling the science-oriented pursuit of a whale that experts think has spent his whole life in solitude because, they believe, he’s...

Producer of Netflix Series “Dogs” & “Cat People” on “Talking Animals”

Glen Zipper—executive producer of the Netflix documentary series “Dogs,” whose second season begins airing July 7; Zipper also oversees a new feline-minded Netflix series, “Cat People,” which premieres July 7—was the guest on the June...

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