Florida’s Live Local Act spurs new affordable housing in East Hillsborough

A new affordable housing project under Florida’s new “Live Local” Act is underway in Hillsborough County. WMNF's Chris Young reports
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Residents demand more affordable housing as Tampa Bay Rays and Hines Development seek public input on Gas Plant District

Residents gathered at the Coliseum to voice their excitement, and also their concerns regarding the $6 billion investment into the new neighborhood.
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Florida leads nation in number of cost-burdened renters

A new study shows Florida has one the highest rates of cost-burdened renters in the country. WMNF's Chris Young reports.
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Bill targeting Floridians experiencing homelessness advances in House

Listen: A bill that restricts people experiencing homelessness from sleeping on public property moved forward in the State House Thursday. The bill faced support and pushback for various reasons. The bill is sponsored by Republican...
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The Scoop: Tuesday, February 20, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

   Florida elections bill The Florida House recently introduced a significant elections bill that includes several key provisions. Teaching kids about communism A bill in the Florida legislature, which mandates the history of communism in...
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The Scoop: ,Mon., February 19, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

Florida wetlands oversight A federal judge has invalidated Florida’s existing oversight of wetland permitting impacts on imperiled species Election registration deadline The deadline to register to vote or switch party affiliations ahead of Florida’s Presidential...

Toni Morrison, Celebration of Authors

Annie Miles leads a celebration of Pulitzer and Nobel Laureate, Toni Morrison. A discussion of her works such as Tar Baby, Beloved and The Bluest Eyes. Analysis of the challenges facing Black women, like Fulton...

MidPoint: Homeless Camps and Other Legislative Plans

We continue our review of 2024 legislative proposals with today's focus on efforts at criminalizing "sleeping in public" and establishing homeless tent camps around the state, and the problems of private equity firms buying up...
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The Scoop: Tues., February 13, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

Florida Supreme Court denies expedited review The Florida Supreme Court rejected a request to expedite a challenge to the congressional redistricting plan implemented by Governor Ron DeSantis in 2022. HB 1 A State Senate committee...

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...
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Former Tampa City Councilwoman says rapid development has put West Tampa’s spirit on the line

West Tampa’s roots go all the way back to 1892, but 132 years after Hugh MacFarlane started building his vision on 200 acres of swampy land, the neighborhood is at a crossroads. In a new...
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Vacation rentals could face preemption with newly passed state Senate bill

Listen: Vacation rentals could soon be under statewide regulation. A bill passed in the Senate Thursday would give the state more power over regulating the properties. The bill requires property owners to pay certain fees,...
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New Pinellas Urban League CEO focuses on housing, eqiuity

Nikki Gaskin-Capehart has had a busy four months since she was named president and CEO of the Pinellas County Urban League, but her work has just begun. Gaskin-Capehart took over the 46-year-old non-profit group in...

Racial Capitalism. The Language Revolution.

Tanya Maria Golash-Boza – Before Gentrification – The Creation Of DC’s Racial Wealth Gap Tanya Maria Golash-Boza delves into fascinating yet often daunting details to explain how a century of redlining, disinvestment, and the War...
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The Scoop: Wed., December 27, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Rent caps and grants State lawmakers will discuss bills related to housing in Florida in the upcoming legislative session. Two bills could help Florida renters and homeowners amid record-high housing costs.   Homes for the...

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