There is a saying in life that, “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again”. However, along the road to success comes a lot of “Trials and Errors”. Today is the opening ceremony for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. The 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games were postponed for a year due to COVID-19, and this is… Read more »
Florida’s controversial HB1 will get its first major legal test next month. A coalition of organizations including the NAACP, Dream Defenders, ACLU and more filed to immediately strike section 15 from the bill. LISTEN: The date is set for August 30. Chief Judge Mark Walker will hear from the coalition of organizations suing Gov. Ron… Read more »
Florida lawmakers introduced more than 3,000 bills in the 2021 legislative sessions, with about 8 percent of them being signed into law. Among them were bills with robust support from both Republican and Democrats. These include everything from making improvements to early education to protecting the environment and putting restrictions on telephone solicitations. State Rep…. Read more »
A Florida fisherman and television host accused Gov. Ron DeSantis and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission director Eric Sutton of downplaying the current Red Tide outbreak in order to keep money flowing into Florida while ignoring the problem. At a news conference Wednesday in St. Petersburg, the Governor didn’t deny the accusation. LISTEN: Tyler… Read more »
People who live in Hillsborough or Pinellas Counties can get vaccinated against COVID-19 at home for free.
A recently unearthed Facebook post shows St. Petersburg council member and mayoral candidate Robert Blackmon bragged about evicting tenants when he purchased a downtown St. Pete apartment building. Blackmon is again under fire for evictions and maintenance issues. The St. Pete Tenant’s Union Tuesday held a news conference outside one of Blackmon’s properties. Listen: If… Read more »
St. Petersburg City Council member Robert Blackmon canceled his scheduled interview Tuesday on The Scoop with Janelle Irwin and new co-host Evan Donovan citing a scheduling conflict just minutes before air time. Blackmon’s cancelation came after Florida Politics reported Blackmon attempted to evict three tenants from a property he owns, Paradise Apartments in South St…. Read more »
Hillsborough County School Board member Jessica Vaughn speaks about local control pressure from the state of Florida. Plus we hear a St. Pete City Council District 8 candidate forum.
“I can smell the stench of rotting fish and marine life immediately when I step outside my door.”
“We are the smartest species on earth; why do we insist on being the dumbest, too?” Asks Henry Mance the chief features writer for the Financial Times, in his new book, How To Love Animals In A Human-Shaped World. That pertinent question comes after Mance has informed the reader: “An abattoir is a disassembly line” … Read more »
The Texas-based developer looking to build a controversial apartment complex on 74-acres of greenspace in Tarpon Springs is resubmitting its application for the project. The entire project is going back to the drawing board. And residents of the north Pinellas community are not happy about it. LISTEN: For years, members of the Tarpon Springs community… Read more »
Julie Castle, the CEO of Best Friends Animal Society, the influential national animal welfare organization, and based in Kanab, Utah, explained in an interview on “Talking Animals” the rationale behind its “No Kill 2025,” a campaign by which Best Friends aims, in 2025, for every animal shelter across the country to embrace a “no kill”… Read more »
There was something different in the air in Brewster,Massachusetts when the owners of a local restaurant unexpectedly decided to shut their doors and treat their staff to a “Day of Kindness”. The owners, Brandi and Regina Felt Castellano, made this decision after members of their staff continuously received verbal abuse from rude customers. The owners… Read more »
On Surly Voices’ first weekly show, Control is the theme of the day. Surlies Donna and Liz highlight Britney Spears’ fight for freedom from her conservatorship. Other topics include Ron DeSantis’ recent “anti-indoctrination” push and various media outlets’ influence over their audiences.
In the 2021 legislative session dozens of bills were introduced that would have done everything from shortening the sentences of inmates with good behavior to creating a registry of police misconduct. But barely anything passed. And state lawmakers were shocked when Gov. Ron DeSantis vetoed a bill passed with bipartisan support that would have expunged… Read more »
There are new projections that predict rapid increases in high-tide flooding for St. Petersburg, Florida, over the coming decade.
Wednesday morning in Ybor City, Tampa-area Democratic Congress member Kathy Castor called for the U.S. to encourage peaceful regime change in Cuba. She spoke in support of Cuban protesters from José Martí Park, which is actually property of the Cuban Government. In her opening remarks, Congress member Castor did not mention one of the main… Read more »
St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman suggests that the cost so far of the cleanup of tons of dead fish from an ongoing red tide outbreak is “six figures.” He’s asking the state for help. Kriseman estimated that between the city and Pinellas County, officials have cleaned up 500 tons of dead sea life. “I’ve just… Read more »
Former Pinellas County Commissioner Ken Welch wants to ensure the Black community is honored as plans for redevelopment at the 86-acre Tropicana Field site progress. Residents in the neighborhood razed to make way for the baseball stadium were displaced in the late 70s an early 80s to build what was originally the Suncoast Dome. The… Read more »
On this Monday’s Sustainable Living show (7/12/21) we had guest Dr. Bob Linde of Acupuncture and Herbal Therapies in St. Petersburg in-studio to talk about sustainable herbalism and native edibles and medicinals. Dr. Bob has an MS in Oriental Medicine and a BS in education. He is a licensed acupuncture physician, Registered Herbalist and the… Read more »