The Scoop: WMNF’s daily digest of news headlines for Friday, May 26, 2023

LISTEN HERE: National Hurricane Center monitoring potential tropical developments The National Hurricane Center forecasters are monitoring low pressure off the Southeast Coast for potential tropical developments. “Regardless if development, conditions over the peninsula will be unsettled today,” stated Florida Public Radio Emergency Network Meteorologist Megan Borowski. “The system should pull northward over the holiday weekend,… Read more »

WMNF Daily news digest, called "The Scoop"

The Scoop: WMNF’s daily digest of news headlines for Thursday, May 25, 2023

 LISTEN HERE: DeSantis launches pres. bid in botched Twitter announcement Gov. Ron DeSantis’s unorthodox Twitter announcement of his 2024 presidential run didn’t go quite as smoothly as he had hoped last night. Democrats were quick to respond following the botched announcement, with President Joe Biden’s Twitter campaign posting a link for people to donate to… Read more »

TECO customers resist rate hikes as their power bills soar

Last night Tampa Electric Company held their annual shareholder and analyst call to discuss changes over the last year, as executives sought to answer questions regarding high electric bills and solutions to public health troubles. Some community members were not pleased with what they heard. More than a dozen community leaders listened attentively to a… Read more »

Florida book objection list approved

The State Board of Education on Wednesday approved a new rule that will lead to Florida officials publishing an annual list of library books and instructional materials that have drawn public objections, in a move that the board’s chairman said will “provide transparency for our families.”

Scholars sound alarm on hunger crisis

Listen: Scholars and experts met at the University of South Florida today to sound the alarm on the global hunger crisis. This comes as global hunger becomes a bigger issue post-pandemic. The event was part of USF’s Global & National Security Institutions “Policy Dialogues” series. The event featured scholars from around the nation addressing the… Read more »

WMNF Daily news digest, called "The Scoop"

The Scoop: WMNF’s daily digest of news headlines for Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Listen here: New College of Florida faculty censures board of trustees New College of Florida faculty have voted to censure the college’s Board of Trustees. Faculty mentioned a long list of grievances in a letter sent to the school’s leadership. DeSantis set to launch presidential campaign today Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is set to launch… Read more »

Climate activist Susan Glickman says we must fix the source of the crisis not just build seawalls

Susan Glickman, who has been advocating for policies to address climate change for 20 years, told WMNF WaveMakers Tuesday that Florida is finally admitting it has a problem and trying to mitigate the effects of rising sea levels. But that’s like buying more towels to mop up the bathroom floor flooded by an overflowing sink. We have to also have to turn off the flow of carbon emissions, the source of climate change. 

Florida Wildlife Corridor

Florida Cabinet approves over 35,000 acres of conservation lands

The Florida Wildlife Corridor will continue to grow by thousands of acres, following approval by the Florida Cabinet on Tuesday. Listen: The newly-approved conservation lands in nine Florida counties will allow conservation and agriculture projects to coexist. Christie Utt is with the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Rural and Family Lands Protection Program. During… Read more »