Today our guests are Whitney Mikkelsen and Jessica Ojea! We talked about food insecurity, food deserts and local solutions. But first we had a visit with Laurie Walker who is the director of USF Botanical Gardens. This Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th from 10am-3pm is the summer sale. USF Botanical Gardens members early entry is… Read more »
For decades, the country (and the Tampa region specifically) has faced a Water War. Debates and fights over who has it, who doesn’t, how we get it, and who pays for it have been a longstanding issue. On MidPoint this week, host Shelley Reback spoke with Mariella Smith, County Commissioner and Vice Chair of Tampa Bay Water board of directors, and George Cassidy, Assistant Administrator of Hillsborough County Public Utilities.
With the Tampa Bay region facing the highest rent increases in the nation at a rate of 24%, the housing crisis has grown dire. In response, six months ago Nathan Hagen launched YIMBY Tampa, a local chapter of a national movement, to press for change, both short-term and long-term. Among other things, YIMBY Tampa, the… Read more »