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Judge tosses a challenge to Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” law

A federal judge has rejected a lawsuit seeking to block Florida's "Parental Rights in Education" law, also called "Don't Say Gay."

WMNF’s daily digest of news headlines for Wed. Feb. 15, 2023

Daily digest of news headlines produced at WMNF in Tampa, Florida on 15 February 2023.
Hillsborough County's suspended State Attorney Andrew Warren

Andrew Warren takes his suspension fight to a federal appeals court

Suspended Hillsborough County State Attorney Andrew Warren will ask an Atlanta-based appeals court to review a federal judge’s ruling.
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What’s new with efforts to conserve the USF Forest Preserve?

Find out the latest about efforts to conserve the USF Forest Preserve. WMNF speaks with Ph.D. candidate Christian Brown.
Richard Corcoran

Richard Corcoran gets $699K contract at New College of Florida

The New College of Florida Board of Trustees approved a contract for interim president Richard Corcoran, including a $699,000 base salary.
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DeSantis ratchets up fight with College Board over AP courses

Governor Ron DeSantis said that Florida will "look to re-evaluate" its relationship with the College Board over its AP courses.

Unlock The Secrets Of Aging with Dr. Nichola Conlon

Dr. Nichola Conlon, a molecular biologist, invites us on a journey to discover how lifestyle changes and supplementation can reverse cellular aging and reduce the effect of menopause, revealing the compelling central conflict of fighting...

A conversation with Tampa’s District 1 city council candidates

Tampa City Council candidates Alan Clendenin, Sonja Brookins and Chase Harrison joined WaveMakers to talk about why they're challenging Joe Citro for his District 1 City Council seat. 

Fascist Dictatorship in Florida

Kim Jackson joins the discussion to explore the question of growing dictatorship in Florida as the Governor moves against the Advance Placement African American History course. A fast and furious assault on voting rights and...

Grad student discusses how her research inadvertently yielded results with significant implications for invasive Burmese pythons in south Florida

Kelly Crandall--a graduate student at Southern Illinois University (SIU)--discusses on “Talking Animals” how her research focusing on raccoons and opossums inadvertently yielded results with significant implications about the Burmese python, a rampant invasive species in...

Gender-affirming treatment ban backed for trans youth in Florida

Two Florida medical boards refused to scrap new rules prohibiting doctors from using gender-affirming care for trans youth.

Legendary activist Captain Paul Watson discusses being ousted from his own organization, launching a new one

Captain Paul Watson--a major figure for decades in the realm of animal rights, founding the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society 1977, from which he was recently ousted—discusses the new organization he’s launched.

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