Non-binary Florida teacher falls victim to “Don’t Say Gay” expansion law, fired for using ‘Mx.’ title

A physics teacher at Florida Virtual School was fired last month for using a gender-neutral title in class.
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New initiative sends free banned books to Floridians

Florida is one of the top states in the nation for book bans in schools. One organization is sending banned books to Floridians for free.
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New College of Florida trustees approve $1.3 million/year contract for controversial president Richard Corcoran

New College of Florida President Richard Corcoran is set to earn up to $1.3 million per year in salary and benefits in a five-year contract.
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New College of Florida’s business plan is “not financially viable” according to a UF business school professor

UF business faculty: A business plan outlining sweeping changes at New College of Florida is “not financially viable” in its current state.
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MidPoint’s Legislative Wrap-Up: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

As Florida's legislative session draws to a close, it is time to take inventory and review what has emerged from the Capitol. From the headline-topping bills to the under-the-radar legislation, MidPoint host Shelley Reback, is...

Deported Florida woman, subject of Netflix documentary, reunited with family three years later

A Polk County woman who became the subject of a Netflix documentary after facing deportation has been reunited with her family. It took nearly three years for Angel Juarez to get home and she is...
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Advocate for migrants talks about the border situation and Grannies Respond

An advocate for immigrants describes what she saw at the Homestead detention center under the Trump administration and what she’s concerned about today on the U.S.-Mexico border. Joining WMNF’s MidPoint live by Zoom is Marina...

Farm workers union says Florida-based labor contractor still hasn’t paid stolen wages, calls for end to ‘corrupt’ visa program.

A union representing farm workers across the country Thursday delivered a petition to the U.S. Department of Labor calling for an end to what it calls corrupt practices among labor contractors who hire migrant workers...

German Consul to Florida discusses tourism business investment, the rise of the far-right and immigration

Radioactivity with Rob Lorei Listen Here: Or follow this link and select 02/19/20 from the drop down menu: Intro: Our guest today will be speaking  afternoon at the St. Petersburg Conference on World Affairs...

What has the Florida Legislature done in the last 2 days?

(Originally published 4/26/2019) A lot. Florida’s legislature has 60 days (though special sessions can be, and are often, called) to make lots of laws. In odd numbered years, like 2019, the session begins the first...
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Vigil for victims of Customs and Border Protection violence

Last week, video was released of a migrant teenager who died in U.S. Border Patrol custody; it’s deaths like this – and of outright violence by U.S. border officers — that triggered activists to hold...
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Saturday in Tampa: “protest against immigrant dehumanization”

After this story aired, the date of the protest was changed because of Hurricane Dorian.  The “Fight Hate With Unity: Protest Against Immigrant Dehumanization” demonstration has been rescheduled for Saturday, September 7, 2019 from 3:00...

Immigration Expert Dispels Myths About Public Benefits

Radioactivity with Rob Lorei Listen Here: Select 08/27/19 from the drop down menu Intro: Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up– we’ll look at immigration, why people come here- sometimes risking...

Clearwater Rep. Legislator Explains Why He Criticized the “Send Her Back” Chants at the Trump Rally; Professor Points to Similarities between Trump’s Rally and Rallies During the Rise of Fascism

Radioactivity with Rob Lorei Listen Here: Select 07/23/19 from the drop down menu Intro: Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up we’ll speak with a local elected Republican who has been...

WMNF Board Statement On The Treatment of Migrants in the US

This is an editorial statement from the Nathan B Stubblefield Foundation Board of Directors The current treatment of migrants and asylum seekers by our national government has reached the point of cruelty and human rights abuses. Daily, we...
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Nationwide human rights demonstration “Lights 4 Liberty” comes to Tampa Friday

This Friday in Ybor City is a demonstration called Lights 4 Liberty Tampa, which is described on its Facebook event page as part of a nationwide protest against human rights abuses of migrants at the border....

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