As the Ukraine invasion continues, WMNF looks at the history of disagreements between Russia and the U.S. since the breakup of the USSR.
The U.S. Education Secretary has spoken with LGBTQ students in Florida. He says he supports students even if their governor does not.
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 »
This week, MidPoint hosts columnist William March and Rep. Andrew Learned to discuss the legislation that has passed in this year’s session.
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 »
Florida’s House Bill 1197, decried by critics as anti-union, died in the Florida Senate this week, with the end of the legislative session.
Mary O’Connor was confirmed as Tampa Police Chief Thursday on a vote of 4-2 after two hours of public comment and a heated debate.
The Southern Poverty Law Center’s report, The Year in Hate & Extremism 2021, tracks 733 hate groups, including 53 hate groups in Florida.
The Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) is getting more than $18 million from the FTA to buy new electric buses.
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 »
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 »
The City of Tampa says a new survey finds that its citizens have “rising trust in city government” & as a place to open a business.
If you need to reinstate your driver license in Polk County, you can do it without fees on April 2. It’s happening in other counties, too.
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 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 »
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 »
Florida’s annual legislative session is going overtime because of an unfinished budget. The legislature was supposed to recess on Friday.
The Pasco school district’s health policy is about $11 million in debt because of COVID-related claims by unvaccinated employees.
Peter Schorsch, CEO of Extensive Enterprises and publisher of FloridaPolitics.com talks Tallahassee, mid-term elections and his journey from political operative to the go-to source for Florida political news.
The Parental Rights in Education, or “Don’t Say Gay” bill, passes the Florida Legislature; the US Department of Education weighs in.