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Study: Census under-count of Hispanics could cost Florida a half billion dollars

Florida could lose between $130 million and $550 million from the federal government, depending on the scale of the under-count of Latinos in the upcoming census; those numbers were calculated in a new study by...

FL Senator Nelson & Rep. Wasserman Schultz barred from migrant children detention center

Lawmakers barred from child migrant facility in Florida By JOSHUA REPLOGLE and BEN FOX, Associated Press HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson accused the Trump administration of a “cover-up” after officials denied him entry...

Bob Gualtieri takes the heat in sometimes contentious immigration debate

In January, Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri held a news conference in Largo, where it was announced that Pinellas and 16 other law enforcement agencies in Florida would now have “housing agreements’ with Immigration and...

MidPoint for Thursday, October 12 – Political analyst Barry Edwards

Political consultant (to state Senator Darryl Rouson) and analyst Barry Edwards was our guest for the entire hour. Lots of talk about the St. Petersburg municipal election coming up next month, as well as Tom...
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How you can help Coalition of Immokalee Workers after Hurricane Irma

In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, we hear how the migrant farming community of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers has been affected; and we hear from Tampa Bay residents upset at their power companies. We took...

Renowned Mexican painter Frida Kahlo at the Dali Museum

Frida Kahlo, artist and icon, gets her first solo exhibit in Florida. The Dali Museum in Saint Petersburg is featuring 15 original paintings, drawings, sketches, photographs and more. Frida at the Dali is a unique...

Since Trump’s election, Tampa-area immigrants are on edge

The Southern Poverty Law Center has documented 23 incidents of hateful harassment and intimidation in Florida since the election of Donald Trump and they’ve counted more than 400 nationwide; in the Tampa Bay area advocates...
Puerto Rico

Key to winning Florida: new Puerto Rican voters

The presidential race in Florida is expected to be very close, as usual; one key difference this year could be the turnout of Latino voters – especially a large influx to Central Florida of new...

MidPoint for Thursday, October 27 – Cesar Hernandez

Cesar Hernandez is the Government Relations Director at Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART). He’s also a former student body president at the University of South Florida. A Brooklyn native, Cesar is also an extremely active...

MidPoint for Thursday, August 11 with Steve Schale

Steve Schale knows Florida politics as well as any strategist going. He was one of the architects for Barack Obama’s victory in the Sunshine State in 2008, and assisted in his 2012 reelection bid as...
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Will new Latino voters in Florida impact the presidential election?

The presidential race in Florida is expected to be close again this year, but one growing demographic could tilt the scales: Latino voters. Victor DiMaio is treasurer of the Hillsborough County Democratic Hispanic Caucus of...

Women’s Show Discusses Recovery in Orlando and TPP

By Arlene Engelhardt How are the people in Orlando doing? With the funerals, the memorials and the press conferences, the broken threads of life need to be restored to the fabric of the living –...

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