Tampa City Council member Bill Carlson

Tampa City Council member Bill Carlson on why he opposes Mayor Jane Castor’s tax hike

Just hours before the Tampa City Council was set to vote on Mayor Jane Castor’s proposed budget and property tax increase, one of its members explained on WMNF WaveMakers why he is adamantly opposed. Tampa City Council member Bill Carlson said Castor has not been transparent on how the increased revenue would be spent, citing… Read more »

The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Tues., September 5, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Congressional redistricting A state judge struck down North Florida’s congressional districts Saturday, rebuffing Gov. Ron DeSantis’ attempts to defy anti-gerrymandering protections. DeSantis had put the state’s Fair Districts Amendment up against the U.S. Constitution, openly arguing mandatory protections for black voters violated the Equal Protection Clause.   Disney’s retaliation lawsuit Walt Disney Parks and Resorts… Read more »

The Hidden Dangers of Fragrance Ingredients and more with Dr. Fred Harvey

In today’s world, we are constantly surrounded by a myriad of products and medical practices that promise to improve our health and well-being. However, it’s crucial to be aware of the potential health risks that lurk within these everyday items and practices. Dr. Fred Harvey, a seasoned medical professional, brings to light the importance of skepticism and caution when dealing with the healthcare industry. His perspective, shaped by his experiences in the field, highlights the presence of fraudulent companies that prey on the elderly with false medical claims and misleading products. He also underscores the issue of targeted advertisements and algorithms that bombard individuals with misleading information, advocating for the use of private search engines to avoid such pitfalls. Join Dr. Fred Harvey on this episode of the Healthy Steps Radio Show podcast as he delves deeper into these pressing issues and offers insights on how to navigate the complex world of health and wellness.

Labor Day Celebration of Unions and Workers

The President is in Philadelphia celebrating unions and applauded U.S. workers for building the economy. Today we discuss unions, the violent beginnings of Labor Day following a strike by Pullman Railroad workers, the strike option as the United Auto Workers contemplate launching a strike if talks with the Big 3 automakers fall apart, Union busting… Read more »

Power and Resources

A sobering discussion regarding Haitian resources and the source of power. The politics of gangs and mercenaries as Haitian civilians fight to reclaim their homes, neighborhoods ands their country as others attempt to migrate to the U.S. Also, analyzing a united Africa. As Africa opens a climate summit, poor weather forecasting keeps the continent underprepared…. Read more »

A Blueprint For Global Action

Robin Broad and John Cavanagh are passionate about their cause. The story they tell in The Water Defenders – How Ordinary People Saved A Country From Corporate Greed tells the inspirational story of a community that took on an international mining corporation at seemingly insurmountable odds and won not one but two historic victories. In… Read more »

Roe v Wade rally after SCOTUS decision

Abortion initiative could get key review

©2023 The News Service of Florida Supporters of a proposed constitutional amendment aimed at ensuring abortion rights appear to have enough valid petition signatures to trigger a crucial Florida Supreme Court review. The state Division of Elections website Friday listed 297,586 valid petition signatures for the initiative, above the 222,881 signatures needed to lead to… Read more »

Will the Hillsborough Arts Council be defunded Thursday?

Update 9/7: Hillsborough County Commissioners rejected the proposal to defund the Arts Council Hillsborough County Commissioner Patricia Kemp joined Art in Your Ear last Friday to talk about how another commissioner would like to reallocate funding from the Arts Council to address roads in unincorporated Hillsborough. “This was brought up very seriously in something called future… Read more »

The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Fri., September 1, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Idalia leaves some uncertain The greater Tampa Bay region grappled with flooding and exceptionally high tides Wednesday afternoon, hours after Hurricane Idalia passed through. Some residents left their homes to stroll along downtown’s partially-flooded Riverwalk. One woman and her husband fared well in their downtown apartment, but the fate of their second home in Cedar… Read more »