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Where you can get free COVID-19 testing in the Tampa Bay area

Several new COVID-19 testing sites are now open in the Tampa Bay area because of high demand and high COVID-19 transmission rates.
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Tampa General Hospital doctor: omicron variant spreads 2-3 times more than previous coronavirus variants

On Tuesday Café, Seán Kinane interviewed Dr. Jason Wilson, Associate Medical Director of the ER at Tampa General Hospital about omicron surge.

Part one: exploring the USF Forest Preserve

Earlier last year, the University of South Florida asked for proposals to develop land north of USF, known as the USF Forest Preserve. Possibilities ranged from subdivisions to a stadium, but pushback from students and...

Selling home grown veggies to your community

Today we had the pleasure to speak with 2 guests. Tracy Tippen from Hope Spot. The Hope Spot Festival is celebrating our coastal waters. The Florida Gulf Coast Hope Spot runs from Apalachicola down to...

Part two: interview with St. Petersburg mayor-elect Ken Welch

Longtime Pinellas County Commissioner Ken Welch is days away from becoming St. Pete’s next mayor. In the second half of our interview, mayor-elect Ken Welch spoke about the issue of housing. One of a handful...

How Opening A Vegan Eatery Led To Ongoing Interstate Animal Adoption

Ellen Quinlan—executive director of the Darbster Foundation (& Darbster Rescue), whose chief mission involves plucking cats and dogs from crowded south Florida shelters, and finding homes for them in the adoption-friendly New England area, with...

2021: Questions Were Asked. Movies You May Have Seen. Books You Should Have Read. Music You Need.

This is the first edition of Life Elsewhere of 2022. We begin by revisiting part of a conversation with author and political commentator, Jared Yates Sexton, recorded a few days after the historical event of...

Part one: Interview with St. Petersburg mayor-elect Ken Welch

Mayor-elect Ken Welch has spent 20 years on the Pinellas County Commission, representing his hometown of St. Petersburg. Now he’ll be sworn in as the city of St. Pete’s first Black mayor. Community celebrations had...

New initiative hopes to bring more affordable housing

The Tampa Hillsborough Homeless Initiative launched a new program, aimed at encouraging landlords to take on more affordable housing tenants. Home for the Holidays is a six month campaign to partner to bring on landlords...

MidPoint WaveMakers: Paul Guzzo

Paul Guzzo, Culture Reporter at the Tampa Bay Times, joined host Janet Scherberger for a special WaveMakers edition of MidPoint. Paul’s stories on abandoned Black cemeteries around Tampa Bay prompted a new state law aimed at identifying...
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Hillsborough will open another free COVID-19 testing site Thursday in Progress Village Park

Hillsborough County will open a second location for residents to receive free COVID-19 testing - at Progress Village Park.

Part two: hiking the West Klosterman Preserve

Just 1,000 feet from the Gulf of Mexico, in Tarpon Springs, sit the 14-acres of sand scrub that make up the Klosterman Preserve. The West Klosterman Preservation Group is raising money to buy the property....

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