The Tampa Bay Rays appear to be headed to the World Series playoffs for the second year in a row. And if they do, the pressure will be on to do whatever it takes to keep the team in the Bay area. But the 14-year-old stadium saga continues. Tampa Bay Times columnist John Romano and reporter Charlie Frago joined MidPoint to explore the issue.
Extra precautions should be practiced against disease-causing organisms as the well water may not be safe to consume.
With a week of specials on air and a triumphant return to in person concerts, WMNF celebrates 42 years of being a part of the Tampa Bay community. Scroll down to find and listen to this week’s specials and see more photos from our birthday party featuring Dylan LeBlanc and Rebekah Pulley. We can’t say… Read more »
The Pinellas County School Board meets Tuesday afternoon. In Pinellas, masks are recommended in schools, but not required.
Less than 30 seconds passes between the time Kimberly Cox asked the deputy if he trespassed another woman from the building and him twisting her arm behind her back and placing her under arrest. For most of it, he sits silently with his arms crossed and jaw clenched. In live stream video viewed by WMNF,… Read more »
On Monday’s (09/13/2021) sustainable living show, we talked to Florida-grown musician Grant Peeples about sustainability in music.
City of Tampa and Hillsborough County staff will help residents with past-due payments for rent and utilities.
Tim Hetzner—Lutheran Church Charities (LCC) President/CEO and founder of the K-9 Ministry, which deploys Comfort Dogs to the sites of an array of disasters, to provide solace to victims, survivors, families, first responders, and others—discussed in a “Talking Animals” interview various aspects of the Ministry. In answer to my question about where the idea for… Read more »
Local reproductive rights advocates are rallying to help people in Texas seeking now-outlawed abortions. Abortion Funds in Florida and around the country are helping women travel and perform self-managed abortions while gearing up to fight copycat bills in other states. LISTEN: The Texas fetal heartbeat abortion law is broad, to say the least. It bans… Read more »
A list of several COVID-19 vaccine outreach opportunities in Pinellas County, including at workplaces, via DOH-Pinellas.
September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day. On September 10th and throughout the month of September, many individuals, groups, and organizations take part in raising awareness about the often times stigmatized and taboo topic of suicide. September is also an opportunity to collectively spread hope to those… Read more »
State Rep. Anna Eskamani, Amy Weintraub of Progress Florida and Stephanie Frain of Planned Parenthood talk about their efforts to stop an abortion law in Florida like the law in Texas that bans pregnancy termination after six weeks.
Here is a link to many coronavirus resources Leon County Judge John Cooper again Wednesday used Governor Ron DeSantis’s own arguments to rule against him on mask mandates. Cooper set aside a stay to his original ruling, meaning the State can no longer punish school districts for implementing mask mandates. LISTEN: In the initial judgment,… Read more »
Here is a link to many coronavirus resources Parents with opposing views on mask mandates clashed at a Pasco County School Board meeting today. Pro-mask parents honked horns and rallied in cars, prompting faculty to turn up the volume inside. LISTEN: Nearly 20 cars circled the parking lot just off Land O’Lakes Boulevard. School board… Read more »
On Monday’s (09/06/2021) Sustainable Living show, we caught up with the founders of The Collective in St. Pete, a wellness studio
WMNF interviews Justin Garcia from Creative Loafing who wrote about a Tampa BLM protester who was arrested & faces up to 5 years in prison.
“The main thing was all the girls used to come to the best group. And we were the best group … they used to come and crowd and load up our corner.” The Drifters’ Charlie Thomas on the motivation for starting a vocal group, then he pauses and looks off-screen and says, “Excuse me wife,… Read more »
Diane Delano—founder of the Wild Horse Rescue Center, a Webster, Florida facility that rescues, rehabilitates, and finds new homes for wild horses—recalls in a “Talking Animals” interview growing up amidst a family of horse lovers, and she started riding at age three. This was in the Catskills, where Delano says, she was frequently playing outside… Read more »
Following the fallout from the November 2020 election and the Capitol Insurrection on Jan. 6, a cross-partisan group of elections experts said it’s time to update the Electoral Count Act. Experts warn the U.S. could wind up like other failed democracies around the globe if it doesn’t act swiftly. Democracy in decline Freedom House has… Read more »
Now that the 20 years long Afghanistan War has ended, the Tampa Bay area will soon be welcoming Afghan refugees fleeing persecution by the Taliban at home for aiding the American mission during the war. Local social service agencies, and Afghanis already here are ready to assist them with their transition to America. They are our guests on MidPoint.