The Scoop: Wed. April 17th, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

Bob Graham dies  Former Florida Senator and Governor Bob Graham has died at the age of 87. Medicaid trial A court date is set for a lawsuit over how the state has handled removing people...

Florida Guns Fuel Haiti Violence

A 2023 United Nations report exposes schemes through Florida gun show straw buyers to funnel guns into Haiti. As violence escalates into Haiti suburbs Florida is proving to be unwelcoming sending forces to return asylum-seekers...

From Tampa to Gaza: Stories of Solidarity and Struggle

In this compelling episode of True Talk, host Ahmed Bedier speaks with two Tampa Bay area women standing up to help Gaza in their own unique ways. They represent a part of the growing national...
migrants at the U.S. border, American flag, barbed wire

Florida State Guard members go to the US-Mexico border in Texas

A small number of members of the Florida State Guard have been deployed to Texas to assist with border operations.

MidPoint: We Share the Same Sky

Rachael Cerrotti joins us to discuss her decade-long project to memorialize the refugee journey of her grandmother, a Czech Holocaust survivor. Her project is a memoir, a podcast, a book and currently an exhibit at...
Aya Batrawy reports during Israel-Hamas war

NPR’s Aya Batrawy on what she saw and heard in the first month of the 2023 Israel-Hamas war

NPR international correspondent Aya Batrawy reported from Israel on the aftermath of the Hamas attacks and on Israel's deadly response.

White Nationalism, Black Nationalism: Racializing Antisemitism

White racist tropes, lies and intimidation have been the political currency of white nationalism. However, Black nationalist employ anti-Jewish tropes mimicking white nationalism. in the 1960s Black activists began to see the Arab-Israeli conflict through...
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The Scoop: Wed., November 22, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Ceasefire approved Overnight, the Israeli Cabinet approved a cease-fire agreement with Hamas.   Calls to defund U.N. After the United Nations called for a ceasefire in Gaza, Governor Ron DeSantis called for the nation to defund the...
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The Scoop: Tues., November 21, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Urban farming bill Rural areas are known for farming, but a new bill was filed by St. Petersburg legislators to promote urban farming.   Medicaid ineligibility Concerns over Medicaid ineligibility are growing in Florida as...

Florida House Rep. Angie Nixon on the Hateful Response to Her Gaza Ceasefire Resolution

Florida House Rep. Angie Nixon  (Dem FL-13) speaks with Ahmed Bedier on why she introduced a ceasefire resolution calling to end the bombing of Gaza, where some 10,000 civilians, including 4000 children have been killed....
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The Scoop: Wed., November 8, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Cops called on librarians Books are being challenged in schools across Florida. Members of the right-wing group Moms for Liberty have even called the police on librarians in Florida’s panhandle.   Cease-fire resolution rejected The...
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Democrats and Republicans in the Florida House reject a resolution calling for a cease-fire in the Israel-Hamas war; supporters of a cease-fire are accused of anti-Semitism

The Florida House rejected a resolution for an “immediate de-escalation and cease-fire” in the war between Israel and Hamas.

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