Kristen Carlson

Kristen Carlson faces Ross Spano in Florida Congressional District 15

There’s a surprisingly tight race in Florida’s 15th Congressional District between Republican Ross Spano and Democrat Kristen Carlson; we interviewed Carlson on WMNF’s MidPoint — The p.r. firm handling media requests for the campaign of Ross Spano wrote, “Unfortunately, Ross is booked during those times on Monday and we won’t be able to accommodate your request.” The… Read more »

Kristen Carlson

On WMNF’s MidPoint Monday: Congressional District 15 race

Tune in to WMNF’s MidPoint on Monday — the day before Election Day — to hear about a very tight race in Florida’s 15th Congressional District between Republican Ross Spano and Democrat Kristen Carlson. Three write-in candidates are also running, though their names will not be on the ballot: Alek Bynzar, Dave Johnson and Jeffery Rabinowitz. We’ll… Read more »

“A World of Hate” on Morning Energy

Cesar Sayoc, 56, was arrested on October, 2018 in Plantation Florida and charged with federal crimes related to sending potential explosive devices to prominent Democrats and vocal opponents of President Donald Trump. During the arrest process, law enforcement officials also hauled away a white van that Sayoc was driving that was plastered with bombastic stickers… Read more »

Kathy Castor

Florida Dems highlight “stark differences” from GOP

Congressional Democrats from Florida are highlighting what they call “stark differences” between their policies and Republicans when it comes to issues like taxes, wages, infrastructure and health insurance; during a conference call with reporters Wednesday, Tampa-area Congress member Kathy Castor referenced President Trump’s appearance in Ft. Myers. “Donald Trump’s coming to Florida here on Halloween… Read more »

farmworkers; Florida agriculture; farmworkers

Climate change is making Florida’s heat dangerous for farmworkers: report

The effects of climate change on Florida are not limited to sea-level rise, more intense hurricanes and disappearing coral reefs; a new report warns that as temperatures continue to surge, outdoor workers — like farmworkers and construction workers — are at increasing risk of severe health effects. The report, called “Unworkable. Dangerous Heat Puts Florida… Read more »

“Mental Health Awareness” on Morning Energy

Mental health problems can affect anyone. Since 1990 Mental Health Awareness Week has been occurring during the first week of October across the United States. It was established by Congress in recognition of efforts by the National Alliance on Mental Illness to educate and increase awareness about mental illness. Although this event is recognized in October,… Read more »

Home grown & hand picked vegetables on the Sustainable Living Program

On Monday’s Sustainable Living Program Home Grown Vegetables was the topic, with three local gardeners.  Rick Martinez, founder of Sweetwater Organic Farm Bill Bilodeau, co-founder of Eco Village Garden and Sustainable Urban Ag Coalition in St. Petersburg Josh Jamison, with H.E.A.R.T Village in Lake Wales Topics discussed were planting seasons here in Florida, sheet mulching,… Read more »

Andrew Gillum

Andrew Gillum answers questions at St. Pete College

Andrew Gillum answered questions from audience members Friday afternoon in a standing-room-only 300-seat theater at St. Petersburg College; he made the connection between the strength of deadly Hurricane Michael and human-caused climate change. Listen: Gillum’s main opponent in the election for Florida governor is Republican Ron DeSantis. Gillum made predictions about how their CNN debate in… Read more »

Does God Exist? on Life Elsewhere

What would it take to prove the existence of God? This question and the consequences of its answer lies at the heart of Absolute Proof, the new thriller from bestselling author, Peter James. To provide absolute proof of a divine existence would trigger worldwide instability, with every one of the major faiths laying claim to such… Read more »

Rick Scott on Mosaic sinkhole

Next governor – not Rick Scott – will appoint new Supreme Court justices

Whoever is elected Florida governor next month will select the next three state Supreme Court Justices; Monday the court said current Governor Rick Scott “exceeded his authority” when he began the process to name new justices. WMNF News interviewed John Mills, the lawyer representing Common Cause and the League of Women Voters, which sued Scott… Read more »