Life Malcolm with Walter Smith II

Destructive Colonial Capitalism

Life Malcolm visits the forum for a wide-ranging discussion around local, national and international politics and policies. Callers joined in to discuss a historical landmark, Jackson House, in Tampa and the struggle to restore it as one of Tampa’s historic buildings. The distraction of white supremacist practices in the U.S. and abroad is discussed as… Read more »

New College students hold alternative graduation in protest of recent changes

The New College of Florida holds its official commencement tonight. Students upset with Governor DeSantis’ recent changes to leadership on campus, held an alternative graduation last night as a form of protest. They invited civil rights activist Maya Wiley to deliver the commencement address. When asked what she would say to Governor Ron DeSantis, graduating… Read more »

WMNF Daily news digest, called "The Scoop"

The Scoop: WMNF’s daily digest of news headlines for Thursday, May 18th, 2023

LISTEN: USF protestors plead ‘not guilty’ to felony charges Three of the demonstrators arrested after a March protest at the University of South Florida pleaded not guilty yesterday. Before their court date, they rallied with supporters outside the courthouse. DeSantis signs anti-LGBTQ laws Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed a series of bills yesterday that opponents… Read more »

University of South Florida protestors face court date, felony charges

Listen: Three of the demonstrators arrested after a protest at the University of South Florida faced their first court date today. Before their arraignment, they rallied with supporters outside the courthouse. About 20 demonstrators demanded that charges be dropped for the five protestors arrested during the March 6th protest at the University of South Florida…. Read more »

School Board member speaks against rejection of new social studies materials

Listen: Florida education officials have rejected dozens of social studies textbooks regarding US History, the Holocaust, and more. One Hillsborough County school board member fears what this means for the future of K-12 education. According to a press release from the Florida Department of Education, it rejected about 35% of submitted materials. Among the approved… Read more »