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The Scoop: Thurs., September 28, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Progress Village’s solar progress Progress Village, in Eastern Hillsborough County, is claiming the title of the first Black community in Florida to adopt a solar...
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Progress Village becomes Florida’s first Black community to build solar microgrid

In Eastern Hillsborough County, Progress Village is claiming the title of the first Black community in Florida to adopt a solar microgrid. A coalition of...
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“Uhuru 3” make motion to dismiss the case against their leaders this week

Three of the Americans affiliated with a Black empowerment and political organization are moving to have their case dismissed tomorrow in court. The FBI raided...
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Preserving History and Community

The Jackson House gets a historical marker and $1 million dollars for renovation. The boarding house which housed Black travelers to Tampa, FL during segregation...
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MidPoint: The Florida Redistricting Litigation with the League of Women Voters

The DeSantis-crafted redistricting plan was ruled unconstitutional. That ruling is now on appeal to the Florida Supreme Court. If upheld, it could result in...
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The Politics of Terror

An analysis of the political terror across the spectrum. Republicans threaten AIDS/HIV funding to the world’s poor because of possible abortion funding. note: The program,...
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MidPoint: Are Russian influence agents operating in local politics?

New federal criminal charges against Alexandr Ionov, a fugitive Russian national, allege a malign foreign influence operation in St. Petersburg, FL elections. Noted national security journalist Marcy Wheeler, aka @emptywheel, and Prof. Golfo Alexopoulos, Dir....
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WMNF headline news stories from Friday morning, August 4, 2022, including Andrew Warren responding to his suspension by Gov. Ron DeSantis.
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Listen to the WMNF News afternoon headlines for Thursday, Aug 4, including Gov. DeSantis’ suspension of Andrew Warren

WMNF headline news stories from Thursday, August 4, 2022, including that Gov. Ron DeSantis suspended State Attorney Andrew Warren.

Listen to the WMNF News afternoon and morning headlines for Wednesday, Aug 3

WMNF headline news stories from Wednesday, August 3, 2022, including that a Lake Wales Police officer shot and killed a person.
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Listen to the WMNF News morning headlines for Thursday, July 28

WMNF headline news stories from July 28, 2022, including about how Tampa’s police citizen review board of police.

Tampa’s police review board votes in support of allowing local residents to weigh in on subpoena power

Tampa’s citizen-led police review board voted 6–3 on Tuesday night to recommend that city council put subpoena power for the board on the ballot for voters to decide. This vote is the latest development in...

“Building Trust” on Morning Energy

On July 7, 2022, former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was sentenced in federal court to more than 20 years in prison for violating George Floyd’s civil rights. Chauvin was already serving jail time on...

MidPoint: The Search for Justice at the Dozier School for Boys

Noted University of South Florida forensic anthropologist Erin Kimmerle discusses her investigations of undocumented deaths and missing persons and her new book, "We Carry Their Bones: The Search for Justice at the Dozier School for...

Sarasota Clergy want to create a new adult citation program

Often when people get arrested for minor offenses that arrest stays with them forever. Sarasota religious leaders are seeking alternatives. 

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...
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Florida Senate has approved sweeping changes in an elections bill, SB 524

Friday night, the Florida Senate approved a major election bill, on a 23-15 vote. This week the bill is expected to be approved by the House.
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Police will use “Dedrone” tech to protect St. Petersburg Grand Prix from drones

Police will use drone detection technology as part of security for the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg in Florida.

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