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Elizabeth Williamson – Sandy Hook – An American Tragedy And The Battle For Truth Based on hundreds of hours of research, interviews, and access to exclusive sources and materials, Sandy Hook is Elizabeth Williamson’s landmark investigation of the aftermath of a school shooting, the work of Sandy Hook parents who fought to defend themselves, and the truth… Read more »

Founder of Organization Seeking to End Horse Racing Details Underreported Dangers and Deaths

Patrick Battuello—the founder and president of Horseracing Wrongs, an organization formed in 2013, and based in Albany, New York, which seeks to end horse racing–describes in a recent “Talking Animals” interview an unexceptional childhood when it comes to animals, growing up in a family that loved dogs. Battuello says when he grew interested in animal… Read more »

Surly Voices: Civil Rights are still our fight

This week on Surly Voices, hosts Liz and Donna tackle the modern movements of civil rights, both within the state of Florida and outside. From the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill to the anniversary of Bloody Sunday, the fight for civil rights is far from over. Listen to the full episode here: https://sound.wmnf.org/sound/wmnf_220310_100600_surly1_460.MP3 Bloody Sunday Anniversary… Read more »

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Statement by WMNF’s Board of Directors about the war in Ukraine

The following is an editorial statement from the Nathan B Stubblefield Foundation Board of Directors: WMNF condemns the indefensible war on Ukraine and calls for an expedient, diplomatic, and peaceful resolution to this conflict.  We stand with the free people of Ukraine, the protestors in Russia, and the millions of innocent people impacted in the region. We urge… Read more »

Scientist who’s studied Polar Bear for decades Discusses his Research–and Why the Animals have Become the Face of Climate Change

Dr. Steven Amstrup—chief scientist for Polar Bears International, a polar bear conservation organization; before joining PBI, he was a research wildlife biologist with the United States Geological Survey at the Alaska Science Center in Anchorage, Alaska, where he led polar bear research for 30 years—recounts in a recent “Talking Animals” interview growing up in Minneapolis-Saint… Read more »

Hillsborough Area Regional Transit board recommends $15 minimum wage for HART workers, amid contract negotiations

Hillsborough County Commissioner Mariella Smith vocalized her support this week for raising the minimum wage of HART workers to a base pay of $15 per hour. This show of support from Smith, who sits as a member of the transit system’s oversight board, was offered during a meeting of the HART board on Monday. It… Read more »

MidPoint: War from the perspective of Ukrainian students

While the problems of Florida’s legislative decisions continue to loom over the state this week, the war in Ukraine continues with no certain end in sight. On Wednesday, MidPoint host Shelley Reback spoke to two Ukrainian USF students about their perspectives on the conflict in their home country. Listen to the full episode here: https://sound.wmnf.org/sound/wmnf_220309_100600_12newsW1_423.MP3… Read more »