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The Scoop: Weds. July 17th, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

Florida lawmakers from both parties raise concerns about security issues after the shooting at the Trump rally.

Tampa celebrates its 137th birthday this week

The city of Tampa turns 137 years old. Read how the state is celebrating and how one city commissioner imagines the future.

Tampa’s Fearless Four Fought Discrimination in City Employment

MidPoint learns the history of The Fearless Four: four Black Tampa policemen who, in the face of heavy backlash, filed a racial discrimination complaint against the Tampa Police Dept. in the 1970's, which helped spark...

Tampa leaders announce new Black history museum

Listen: The Tampa Bay History Center and Tampa Housing Authority announced plans for a new Black history museum in the city. It’ll be located in a formerly thriving Black business district. City leaders including Tampa...

Fire and Ice: The story of Ersula Odom, trailblazing black business owner of Sula Too

Fire and Ice Interviewed: Ersula Odom, Black Business owner of Sula Too located in the Tampa Bay Area. Ms. Odom, owner of Sula Too publishing company, is located, in the Ersula's History Shop, at 1421 Tampa...

Fire and Ice interviewed: Richard a Black Business Owner of The Elite Factory, in the TampaBay Area

Fire and Ice interviewed: Richard a Black Business Owner of The Elite Factory, in the TampaBay Area a professional gym that welcome everyone to train and develop good health habit whether you are up...
Author Bill DeYoung

Author Bill DeYoung on preserving St. Petersburg history through the written word

Bill DeYoung is a St. Pete native preserving the history of the city through stories of its recent past. He shared his stories on WMNF WaveMakers with Janet & Tom. DeYoung, who got his journalism...

Beach Wade-in Civil Disobedience

Host Patró Mabíli commemorate the protest energy of the Civil Rights Movement. This is a mission to ‘Know Their Names’. Those who were enslaved, those who resisted Injustice and those who were lynched in the...

Desegregation launched a Political Revolution: Black History Month commemoration

Host Patró Mabíli sheds light on Community Speaks. The 1948 order desegregating the U.S. armed forces started a momentum of desegregation culminating in the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Also, hope for compensation justice for...
Hillsborough Clerk of Court & Comptroller Cindy Stuart

Hillsborough Court Clerk Cindy Stuart on partnerships, innovation & equity

Hillsborough County Clerk of Court & Comptroller Cindy Stuart is only the second woman in history to be elected to the post after her predecessor Pat Frank. She is now running for a second term....

Episode 20: Interview with Tarneisha Peters, Director of BBIF small business loan institution

Episode 20: Interview with Tarneisha Peters, Director of BBIF small business loan institution

St. Pete Shuffleboard Club gears up for centennial anniversary while hosting World Championship

For the St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club and its members, 2023 marks not only the countdown to the club’s centennial anniversary but also its second time hosting the International Shuffleboard Association World Championships in the past...

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