Bob Ross. Binoy Kampmark. Monica L Smith. Verdigrls. on Life Elsewhere

Bob Ross on Avengers: Endgame “I’m not interested in seeing, Avengers: Endgame!” Says the usually moderately-toned, Bob Ross, who then launches into an atypical commentary on the reasons why he believes Superstar-packed, mega-movies are a symptom of the fake news era. “There’s a lot of mass psychosis going on in the country today. People do… Read more »

What has the Florida Legislature done in the last 2 days?

A lot. Florida’s legislature has 60 days (though special sessions can, and are often, be called) to make lots of laws. In odd numbered years, like 2019, the session begins the first Tuesday after the first Monday in March. This year our legislature is in session from March 5, 2019, through May 3, 2019. Let’s… Read more »

Home Energy Conservation on the Sustainable Living Program

On Monday’s Sustainable Living Program we started out talking with the marketing staff for a net zero energy Smart Home community in Manatee County. They only have one model home open, which has solar power and is LEED Platinum Certified. The community plan includes common areas and an electric ferry; but apparently is going to… Read more »

The symbols and meaning of Good Friday on Morning Energy

Good Friday is a Christian holiday commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary. Additionally,  the Five Holy Wounds that Christ sustained during the crucifixion represents the purchase of our healing and salvation. On Morning Energy we are going to dive deeper into the topic of Good Friday to include: exploring the history of Good Friday, discussing Good… Read more »

Full text of Mueller’s questions and President Trump’s answers from the Mueller Report

From the AP CNN has a link to the redacted Mueller Report here.  Robert Mueller’s 448-page investigative report into allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election includes 23 unredacted pages of Mueller’s written questions and Donald Trump’s written responses, the only direct exchange between the special counsel’s office and the president. Mueller’s team… Read more »

teachers

Teachers and allies “Walk-In” to support Florida public schools

At hundreds of public schools across Florida Wednesday morning teachers gathered before school started with students, staff and parents to draw attention to how the Florida Legislature is under-funding public education. It was organized by the Florida Education Association. WMNF spoke with Mike Gandolfo, president of PCTA – the Pinellas Classroom Teachers Association. He was… Read more »

Twenty years after Columbine, poll finds people think schools are less safe

AP-NORC Poll: Most believe schools have become less safe By EMILY SWANSON, CAROLYN THOMPSON and HANNAH FINGERHUT Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Twenty years after the Columbine High School shooting made practicing for armed intruders as routine as fire drills, many parents have only tepid confidence in the ability of schools to stop a gunman,… Read more »

Florida clean water activists say: it’s not a fracking ban if matrix acidizing is allowed

The Florida Legislature is considering bills to outlaw certain types of fracking in Florida; but advocates for clean water warn that the ban excludes one oil and gas extraction technique that could harm the environment because of Florida’s limestone geology. Jorge Aguilar, the southern region director with Food and Water Watch, wants the method called… Read more »

Shade and Front Yard Gardening on the Sustainable Living Show

On Monday’s Sustainable Living Program we spent the hour talking about shade and front yard gardening topics with several guests from Polk and Hillsborough Counties’ UF Cooperative Extension Offices. Also joining us was Jim Kovaleski, urban market gardener and YouTube gardening star; and Elise Picket, The Urban Harvest Gardener LLC St. Petersburg. We started the… Read more »

Hands Across the Sand opposition to drilling and fracking

Environmentalists fear confirmation of Interior Secretary could lead to oil drilling near Florida

UPDATE: Thursday April 11, 2019:  The U.S. Senate confirmed former oil and gas lobbyist David Bernhardt as the secretary of the Interior Department. Environmentalists are concerned that oil and gas drilling off Florida could become a reality if a new Interior Department Secretary is confirmed by the Senate as soon as this week. The moratorium… Read more »

Trump claims Obama was responsible for migrant child separations: Fact Check

AP FACT CHECK: Trump tries to pin child separations on Obama By CALVIN WOODWARD and NOMAAN MERCHANT Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is wholly mispresenting the immigration detention policy he introduced that forced migrant children from their parents at the border. “President Obama had child separation,” Trump said Tuesday. “I’m the one… Read more »

Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority

New CEO of HART, Ben Limmer, on transportation in Tampa Bay

In February, the board of Hillsborough County’s transit agency unanimously selected its next CEO, Ben Limmer. He began work at the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority late last month. He had been the assistant general manager at MARTA, the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority. Limmer was a guest on WMNF’s MidPoint. Last November, Hillsborough County… Read more »