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Red tide reported off Pinellas, Manatee & Sarasota Counties outside of typical season

Red Tide is currently back in several Tampa Bay area coastal counties. But it’s outside of the typical season.

Unlock Your Health with Dr. Fred Harvey & Health Coach Sara Winer

When Sarah Winer, a functional nutrition health coach, joins Dr. Fred Harvey on The Healthy Steps Show to discuss the importance of exercise, nutrition, and sleep for achieving good health and longevity, they uncover the...

Food insecurity solutions reviewed at SPC panel

Listen: NEWS AgricultureVP0223 WMNF’s Camilla Carrero reports on a panel discussion hosted by the St. Petersburg College Institute for Strategic Policy Solutions about the $9 billion dollar agriculture industry. Urban agriculture is increasing in popularity, as...

WMNF’s daily digest of news headlines for Monday, February 27th, 2023

Tampa elections The last day to vote in the City of Tampa elections is next Tuesday, March 7th. Early in-person voting started today. The two candidates running for City Council District 4 – Bill Carlson...
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Tampa City Council candidates Bill Carlson and Blake Casper debate live on-air

In the latest installment of “The Skinny,” Tampa City Council Candidates in District 4—incumbent Bill Carlson and Blake Casper—joined us in-studio to debate live on-air. The new program also got a boost from listeners who...
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Florida death penalty opponents protest the execution of Donald Dillbeck

Opponents of the death penalty gathered on Thursday night to protest the execution of convicted murderer Donald Dillbeck.
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Florida executes Dillbeck for 1990 murder

In Florida’s first execution since 2019, Donald David Dillbeck was put to death by lethal injection at 6:13 p.m. Thursday.

“Paving The Way” on Morning Energy

There are many commemorative holidays that occur during the month of February. Some of these holidays include: President’s Day, Susan B. Anthony Day and Black History Month. Each of these holidays serve as a reminder...

WMNF’s daily digest of news headlines for Thursday, Feb. 23rd, 2023

Orlando shooting leaves three dead Three people, including a journalist and a child, were killed in a series of shootings Wednesday in an Orlando suburb. Spectrum News 13 reporter Dylan Lyons was killed and his...

Big Thief enchants Orlando with celestial set

1,200 Floridians witnessed magic Monday night as Big Thief brought their ethereal sorcery to Orlando’s Beacham nightclub. The sold-out crowd was treated to an hour and a half worth of gems, with the band kicking...
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Supreme Court refuses to block execution of Florida man whose attorneys say has intellectual disabilities

The U.S. Supreme Court refused to block the scheduled execution of Donald Dillbeck, setting the stage for Florida's first execution since 2019.

Migrant flights lawsuit dismissed after changes

A Leon County circuit judge dismissed a lawsuit filed after Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration flew migrants from Texas to Massachusetts.

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