“Suicide Awareness and Prevention” on Morning Energy

September is National Suicide Prevention Month in United States.  September was first declared as National Suicide Prevention Month in 2008.  Throughout the month many mental health organizations along with mental health professionals focus on raising awareness about the stigma surrounding suicide.  Additionally, they help to spread hope and also provide resources to those who have been affected by suicide.  One of the of these… Read more »

MidPoint: Sen. Jeff Brandes On Florida Politics & Policies

Libertarian Sen. Jeff Brandes, the most interesting Republican in Florida politics, is leaving the Florida Senate due to term limits. He joined us to discuss his passion for policy over politics, and his post-office plans for a policy “Do-Tank,” The Florida Policy Project to focus on criminal justice reform, property insurance, transportation, and housing affordability.

The Intractability Of Racism In American Politics

Barack Obama and his family have been the objects of rumors, legends, and conspiracy theories unprecedented in US politics. Outbreaks of anti-Obama lore have occurred in every national election cycle since 2004 and continue to the present day—two elections after his presidency ended. In Trash Talk, folklorist Patricia A. Turner examines how these thought patterns have… Read more »

“Labor Day And America’s Greatest Achievements” on Morning Energy

Since 1894, Labor Day has been a federal holiday  in the United States and is celebrated on the first Monday in September. Labor Day is an important symbol of workers and their achievements and is often recognized with parades, picnics, barbecues, fireworks displays and other public gatherings. The origin of Labor Day is rooted in the American labor movement, with the earliest recorded strikes occurring… Read more »

MidPoint: DeSantis’ “Anti-Woke” Investments of State Funds

Gov. DeSantis announced a new “Stop Woke” policy to bar investments of State funds in companies or funds that adopt Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) principles. Florida will no longer consider using issues like climate change or racial justice awareness to influence investments by rating a company’s values. Adam Hattersley, candidate for Florida Chief Financial Officer, and State Rep. Andrew Learned discussed this new policy and Florida’s refusal to divest from Russian investments, and how this may impact Florida’s finances and pensioners’ retirements.

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Pinellas County reopens Section 8 housing voucher waitlist for the first time since 2020

For the first time in two years, the Pinellas County Housing Authority has reopened its waitlist for Section 8 housing voucher applications.  The online application portal for Section 8 vouchers in Pinellas County opened at 9 AM on Tuesday, August 30, and will remain open through Thursday, September 1, at 5 PM. Three thousand applications,… Read more »