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MLK Jr Day: Food Justice and Inequality

The continuing fight for food and economic justice is highlighted as we celebrate the birthday of the “Drum major for justice” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. library of Congress Hunger and homelessness speak to a...
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HIllsborough Public Defender Julianne Holt to challenge new pretrial detention law

Hillsborough Public Defender Julianne Holt plans to challenge a new state pre-trial detention law that she says has created “a tremendous, chaotic impact” on the local court system. “There are some provisions in there we...
The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Tues., December 19, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Inmate numbers climb in Florida The number inmates in Florida is expected to increase in the coming years. The prison population plummetted early in the COVID-19 pandemic.   Bill would discourage environmental challenges A bill...
The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Tues., December 12, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Controversial Miami Wilds project A federal judge ruled that the National Park Service violated two federal laws when it decided to release land to Miami-Dade County for the controversial Miami Wilds project.   Driskell raises...
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Tampa 5 protestors talk about nationwide support, free speech in Florida and more

July selection starts on Dec. 12 in the trial of the Tampa 5 protesters, five women facing a mix of misdemeanor and felony charges including disrupting a school or campus function and resisting an officer...

Episode 20: Interview with Tarneisha Peters, Director of BBIF small business loan institution

Episode 20: Interview with Tarneisha Peters, Director of BBIF small business loan institution
The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Fri., November 17, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

School threats A 16-year-old is facing charges after making school threats on the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Instagram page. The teen had claimed he would bomb every school in the county tomorrow. Deputies searched the home,...
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The number of judges could shrink from 15 to 12 in the Tampa-based 2nd District Court of Appeal

Florida legislators filed bills this week that could lead to fewer judges serving in the future on two state appeals courts.
The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Mon., November 6, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Police presence in Ybor City 100 officers were patrolling in their vehicles, on foot, by bike, and on horseback in Ybor over the weekend. Two sixteen-year-olds were arrested for felonies. Police made nine other felony...

Controversial Florida judicial circuit merger faces committee resistance

A committee appointed by the Florida Supreme Court unanimously recommended against shrinking the number of judicial circuits in the state.

Public Defense, Global Cyber-war

Rocky Brancato, Chief Operations Officer in the Public Defender’s office, talks about the probation panel planned for the criminal justice summit. Ms. Shelti Jeanty calls in to discuss workforce development for people re-adjusting after incarceration....

Restoring Community and Justice

Walter Dunn joins the show along with Gretchen Casey of Restorative Justice after incarceration ahead of the Criminal Justice forum. More analysis of economic injustice in U.S. cities and in developing nations. A report regarding...

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