‘Hold Fast’ podcast creators talk alt-weeklies, Mike Lacey and more

Alt-weeklies are getting increased attention this year, thanks in part to Tricia Romano’s new book about the Village Voice “The Freaks Came Out To Write” and a must-listen Audible podcast, “Hold Fast.” Tampa Bay has...

Susan Glickman talks clean energy, Alan Cohn waxes on Tampa Bay’s TV news ecosystem

Susan Glickman has been involved in environmental policy-making for decades. In January she was named Vice President of Policy & Partnerships of the CLEO Institute, aka Climate Leadership Engagement Opportunities. The Miami-based nonprofit calls itself...
Tampa Bay Times reporter Justin Garcia

How the Tampa fire chief called the cops on a reporter seeking a public record

Tampa Bay Times reporter Justin Garcia appeared on the Tuesday Cafe with Sean March 12 to discuss how the Tampa fire chief called the police when he requested the personnel records of a firefighter who...
Jeffrey Epstein

A new Florida law allows the release of grand jury testimony about Jeffrey Epstein

Ron DeSantis signed a law clearing the way for the release of grand jury testimony about the late sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.
a blue mural showing historical figures from West Tampa

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...
Tim Burke

Seven months after FBI raid, journalist Tim Burke fights for his day in court

Seven months after FBI agents raided his home and shut down his one-person newsroom, journalist Tim Burke is still waiting for a court hearing to challenge the basis of the search warrant at the heart...

The Chaotic Morass Of Wrong

Why are so many of us wrong about so much? From COVID-19 to climate change to the results of elections, millions of Americans believe things that are simply not true―and act based on these misperceptions....

Ahmed Baba On Trump – Four Years, Day By Day!

“Trump’s first major typo after winning the election was spelling Unprecedented incorrectly. He infamously tweeted “Unpresidented.” This typo is emblematic of his administration: An impulsive, unprepared, frantically thrown together group of characters with virtually no...

Talking Florida’s ‘Second Look’ prison sentence approach, and the push and pull of criminal justice

Alexandra Bailey is a senior campaign strategist with The Sentencing Project, and she’ll be in Tampa next weekend as part of the Tampa Bay Criminal Justice Summit happening at Tampa Prep on Friday-Saturday, Oct. 20-21....

MidPoint: What’s Scaring Florida Media?

Journalist Ben Montgomery was fired by Axios Media for calling out a DeSantis press agent for sending out propaganda, not press releases. Why are journalists afraid to speak the truth to power?

MidPoint: Bloggers and Pundits Beware!

New legislation proposed by the Republican super-majority would make it easier to suppress free speech in Florida by requiring bloggers who write about the Governor’s administration to register with the State and subject them to...

Dan Ruth is Back & He’s Got  Some Things to Say!

Dan Ruth is Back and He’s got Some Things to Say!

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