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Reconciliation Resolution, Energy Omnibus Bill

Sister Connie Burton and the Sunday Forum/Fourth Estate crew Tampa civic activist, Connie Burton, returns to WMNF to visit the Forum to discuss Tampa City Council Resolution 568. The Racial Resolution was the city’s attempt...

MidPoint: Homeless Camps and Other Legislative Plans

We continue our review of 2024 legislative proposals with today's focus on efforts at criminalizing "sleeping in public" and establishing homeless tent camps around the state, and the problems of private equity firms buying up...
The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Mon., November 27, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Death penalty changes in effect Florida judges and lawyers are grappling with what to do in the wake of the latest change to the state’s ever-evolving death penalty system. The Legislature and Gov. Ron DeSantis...
The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Mon., November 20, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Superintendents address education guidelines As Florida gained national attention for its sweeping legislation on K-12 Education, Tampa Bay superintendents spoke out on how they are tackling issues, including Florida’s controversial voucher program, in their respective...

Responding to Food Insecurity in Florida with Gulf Coast JFCS

It’s Thanksgiving time and our thoughts turn to food and those who may not have it. Our friends from Gulf Coast JFCS joined us to discuss the many ways their programs address food insecurity in...

Hillsborough County’s Hiking Spree is on, plus checking in with Clearwater’s Epicenter Recovery Foundation

The weather is bearable in Tampa Bay, which means more opportunities to get outside. Local officials have a new initiative to help residents do just that, and Forest Turbiville was in studio at WMNF-Tampa 88.5-FM...
The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Tues., October 17, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

From crime to care A new wellness hub opened yesterday on the site of a former nightclub associated with crime issues in East Tampa. It will offer a pharmacy, family health services, and a service...
The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Thurs., October 12, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Medicaid processing issues A state Senate committee met yesterday morning in Tallahassee to discuss Florida’s turbulent Medicaid redetermination process. One key topic on the table was excessively long wait times for Medicaid’s call center.  ...
The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Tues., October 10, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Desnatis criticizes Palestine support On Sunday, hundreds gathered in Tampa to show support for the people of Palestine. However, Governor DeSantis took to social media to call the demonstrations abhorrent.   Controversial textbook approved The...
The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Tues., October 3, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Social services reinstated In a controversial move last month, the Sarasota County Commission cut funding for various social service programs, including childcare and homeless services. However, the commission has now reversed the cuts.   Congressional...
The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Wed., September 20, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

  Rays stadium The Tampa Bay Rays announced that they are staying in St. Petersburg. Yesterday the team laid out plans for a new stadium at the site of Tropicana Field. However, taxpayers are wondering...

Episode 19: Earnest Coney Chief Executive of CDC of Tampa

CDC of Tampa is a social service organization that is responsible for making society better by providing skills for the modern workforce, real estate for low to affordable housing, and youth programs.  This CDC organization...

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