The Scoop: Thurs., September 28, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Progress Village’s solar progress Progress Village, in Eastern Hillsborough County, is claiming the title of the first Black community in Florida to adopt a solar...
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University of South Florida receives a grant for dementia prevention

Researchers at the University of South Florida have received a grant for dementia prevention from the National Institutes of Health or NIH.
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The Scoop: Thurs., September 14, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Higher education faculty concerned A survey of higher education faculty members found concerns about the climate of higher education in Florida. UFF president, Andrew Gothard,...
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The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

Episode 19: Earnest Coney Chief Executive of CDC of Tampa

CDC of Tampa is a social service organization that is responsible for making society better by providing skills for the modern workforce, real estate for...
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It’s the HEAT and the Humidity!

Meteorologist Andy Johnson formerly of WTVT TV Channel 13, and occupational health expert Tom Bernard of USF College of Public Health, joined MidPoint to talk...
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Rebooting American Health Care. Unprecedented Behavior. Captivating Music.

Liran Einav & Amy Finkelstein – We’ve Got You Covered: Rebooting American Health Care Few of us need convincing that the American health insurance system...
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The microbiome: our invisible allies with Dr. Fred Harvey

When an autoimmune disease threatens our health, we must turn to our microbiome for help in restoring balance. You will learn that the microbiome – the collection of all the microbes living in and on...

Mental Health and Transforming Teens with special guest Jelani Nichols

Teens participating in Jelani Nichols's "Motivating the Teen Spirit" program have better mental health outcomes and are less likely to struggle with depression, anxiety, and suicide. Motivating the Teen Spirit's vision is a world where every...

“Suicide Awareness and Prevention” on Morning Energy

September is National Suicide Prevention Month in United States.  September was first declared as National Suicide Prevention Month in 2008.  Throughout the month many mental health organizations along with mental health professionals focus on raising awareness about the stigma surrounding suicide.  Additionally,...

MidPoint: Abortion Access After the Dobbs Decision

This week on MidPoint abortion providers and advocates, discuss the overturn of Roe v. Wade. The Dobbs decision will create a "patchwork" of legislation across the country, defining where, when and how women can make...
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Here’s where to get free life jackets for kids

To help children stay safe in and around the water, several organizations in Pinellas County are giving away life jackets.

Psychedelics for Mental Health

Local start-up, Psilera Bioscience, is developing therapeutic uses of psychedelics–psilocybin magic mushrooms, DMT, ayahuasca, etc.–for the treatment of mental health disorders like treatment-resistant depression, social anxiety disorder, ADHD, PTSD, addiction, etc. The potential for effective...
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MidPoint: abortion access in Tampa Bay

Volunteers with the Tampa Bay Abortion Fund discuss their work in the state, and what the future could be if Roe v. Wade is overturned.

Surly Voices: the voices at stake with Roe v. Wade

Following Politico’s publication of a leaked document from the United States Supreme Court, noting its intentions to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade case, the controversy has been loud. However, the voices being amplified, such...

Ovarian cancer survivor stories with Carla Jimenez and Kerry Kriseman

World Ovarian Cancer Day is May 8, and this week, advocates and activists Carla Jimenez and Kerry Kriseman joined WaveMakers to discuss their stories of survival, as well as the importance of talking about and...

WaveMakers: Freddy Barton of Safe and Sound Hillsborough

Freddy Barton, executive director of Safe and Sound Hillsborough, a community-based intervention program intended to prevent violence in Hillsborough County joined WaveMakers on April 19.
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Florida’s politics have impacted COVID cases

Florida's politics have impacted COVID cases. COVID is killing more people in states run by Republicans than those led by Democrats.
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Health and Nutrition Community Fair in East Tampa

This Saturday there is a Health and Nutrition Community Fair in Tampa. There will be a healthy eating and lifestyle session and giveaways.

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