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The Scoop: Thurs. July 11th, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

USF students are suspended after pro-Palestine protests. Meanwhile, two UF students pled guilty to protests on campus as well.

Demonstrators rally outside courthouse to call for dropped charges for pro-Palestine USF protestors

Listen: A Pro-Palestine demonstration at the University of South Florida resulted in 13 arrests last month. Activists rallied outside of a Tampa courthouse Tuesday to demand charges be dropped. “Hey hey, ho ho, these charges...

Hillsborough County Commission to consider investments in Israel

Listen: The Hillsborough County Commission will now have the opportunity to invest up to 25 million dollars in Israeli bonds. The decision came at a divisive county commission meeting on the matter. The amendment was...

On Zionism and Antisemitism – Maura Finkelstein shares her views

On this week’s episode of TrueTalk, Samar and Ahmed talk to Jewish author and anthropologist Maura Finkelstein, who wrote an article about Zionism, titled “Don’t be fooled – Biden is the real antisemite”. In her article,...

Seven months later, Sarasota stepmom of kidnapped Israeli still seeks answers

Listen: A Sarasota woman’s stepson is one of several Israelis taken hostage during Hamas’s October 7th attack. She is still seeking answers on her son’s whereabouts seven months later. Gillian Kaye hasn’t heard from her...
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A discussion with USF students about why they’re protesting

These students oppose the ongoing Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip and the financial connection to the University of South Florida.

The Path Forward: world updates, dark money projects

The fight against threats to democracy still rests with the People News updates from the situation in Haiti and the Middle East. Discussion on threats from right-wing politicians. The dark money donors behind  GOP Project...

The Scoop: Wed. April 17th, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

Bob Graham dies  Former Florida Senator and Governor Bob Graham has died at the age of 87. Medicaid trial A court date is set for a lawsuit over how the state has handled removing people...

Middle East Shadow War, Florida Bans and “Civil War”

Patró Mabíli, ready to elucidate. Despite 2023 being deemed the hottest year on record the Republican Governor of Florida bans local governments from protecting workers from heat and limits police oversight board. Also world markets...

USF students protest university funds linked to Israel/Hamas war [Updated 3/22/24]

About 30 students at the University of South Florida protested inside the Board of Trustees meeting at the Tampa campus today. Some of those students began a hunger strike to oppose university investments in companies...

Unveiling The Blind Spot: Palestine, America, and Mediation – A Conversation with Khaled El Guindy

In this week's episode of "TrueTalk," we delve into a conversation that, while from 2020, resonates profoundly with the current war on Gaza. Our host Samar engages with Egyptian author Khaled El Guindy, shedding light...

Why Muslim and Arab Americans are Refusing to Meet Biden a Conversation with Maha Hilal

This week on True Talk, Ahmed Bedier and Samar Jarrah delve into the deep-seated concerns of Muslim and Arab American communities regarding President Biden's one-sided policies on Gaza. Despite Biden's critique of Islamophobic media portrayals,...

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