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Anna Eskamani, Richie Floyd and Annabelle Tometich talk abortion, Tampa Bay Rays, and ‘The Mango Tree’

It’s a busy morning on “The Skinny” and we zoomed in on the Tampa Bay area with St. Petersburg City Councilman Richie Floyd who updated us on the Tampa Bay Rays stadium saga, Orlando-based Rep....

Black Nerds Matter: Walter Smith Jr.

Walter Smith Jr, an environmental engineer at the Sierra Club, explores his background coming from a notable HBCU, living in South Africa around Apartheid, and the importance of science to the Black community.

“Taking Care Of Your Mental Health” on Morning Energy

May is Mental Health Awareness Month.  It has been observed in May in the United States since 1949.  According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition...
TECO power plant in Apollo Beach Florida burns coal and releases water vapor plus greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide that contribute to climate change

Florida joins a legal challenge against a new EPA rule to reduce power plant carbon pollution that is contributing to global warming

Florida and two dozen other states filed a legal challenge to a new U.S. Environmental Protection rule aimed at reducing carbon emissions.
University of South Florida, Tampa

The Florida university system’s Chancellor balks at changes to an in-state tuition rule

Florida could dispute an upcoming federal rule for colleges to offer in-state tuition rates to students from certain Pacific islands.

St. Petersburg city officials question proposed Historic Gas Plant deal

Listen: St Petersburg City officials met Thursday to discuss the redevelopment of the Historic Gas Plant District surrounding the Rays stadium. Developers and planners faced questions about the plan, including concerns that the deal gives...

The FAMU discrimination ruling is challenged

Six Florida A&M University students have asked an appeals court to overturn a judge’s ruling that dismissed a potential class-action lawsuit.

Fire and Ice interviewed: Richard a Black Business Owner of The Elite Factory, in the TampaBay Area

Fire and Ice interviewed: Richard a Black Business Owner of The Elite Factory, in the TampaBay Area a professional gym that welcome everyone to train and develop good health habit whether you are up...
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A property insurance company will pay a $1 million fine over mishandling claims after Hurricane Ian

An order says that Heritage Property & Casualty Insurance violated claims-handling requirements following Hurricane Ian.
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No. 1 with a grudge

Gov. Ron DeSantis appeared to take exception to a U.S. News story outlining why Florida remained tops in the nation for education.

The Scoop: Thurs., May 9, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

A Sarasota woman’s stepson is one of many Israelis taken hostage during Hamas’ October 7 attack.
Florida Poly Devin Stephenson

Dr. Devin Stephenson approved as president of Lakeland’s Florida Polytechnic University

Learn about the new president of Florida Polytechnic University and his vision for academics, STEM focus, and fostering innovation.

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