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The Scoop: Wed. May 22th, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

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Experts at Florida Housing Summit in St. Petersburg addresses statewide crisis

Listen: One of the main issues Floridians face is housing affordability. Community and industry leaders came together at the Florida Housing Summit in St. Petersburg Wednesday to discuss problems and solutions in housing. A crowd...
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Housing summit experts: zoning must change to ease Florida housing crisis

One of the biggest culprits in Florida’s ongoing housing affordability crisis is zoning, said three experts who will gather at USF St. Petersburg Wednesday to discuss ways to increase housing stock and lower costs. Former...
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The Scoop: Mon. April 29, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

Spinning fish linked to algae bloom toxins Toxic algae blooms in Florida waters from the Keys to Boynton Beach are causing fish to spin themselves to death. Scientists, led by Florida Fish & Wildlife Section...
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The Scoop: ,Mon. April 15, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

 Wetlands permitting A U.S. district judge has finalized his rejection of a 2020 decision by the federal government to transfer permitting authority for projects affecting wetlands to Florida. Rally for Gaza in Sarasota Pro-Palestinian demonstrators...

Florida In Focus: New Laws, Development and Health Issues

Nicole Payne, Rep. Dianne Hart in the Sunday Forum After-show with Walter L. Smith II at WMNF Community Radio. FL State Reps, Dianne Hart, Fentrice Driskell and Susan Valdes join the Forum. Hillsborough Black Chamber...
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The Scoop: ,Mon. April 1, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

St. Pete Police A police officer shot 28-year-old Germane Small after reports of gunfire. Small fled but fired at Officer Andre Sousa, who returned fire, injuring Small. Sickest children are losing Medicaid Florida’s Department of...
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DeSantis signs a bill targeting ‘squatters’

The bill, in part, could lead to second-degree felony charges for squatters who intentionally cause at least $1,000 in damage.

St. Petersburg announces $3 million to help renters pay utility bills

Listen: A new program may bring relief for St. Petersburg residents struggling with utility bills. The city announced 3 million dollars of federal funds to provide renters relief. St. Petersburg Mayor Ken Welch announced the...

Tampa leaders unveil plans for new community center in Robles Park

Listen: On Monday, Tampa political and housing leaders unveiled plans for a new community center in Robles Park. This is the first step in a revitalization for the aging public housing community in Tampa. US...

Sharon Streater reflects on a lifetime of community organizing

Sharon Streater has led a fascinating life. She met Mother Teresa, marched with Cesar Chavez and even dressed as a soup can to call attention to farmworker issues. But perhaps her greatest, sustained impact has...
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Tampa Bay reporters join ‘The Skinny’ to talk Black mortality, cost of living, labor and more

Bay area lawyer Shelley Reback, who hosts the Wednesday edition of WMNF Tampa’s “Midpoint” public affairs program has the wheel for this week’s installment of The Skinny. In the spirit of International Women’s Day—when femme-centric...

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