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Youth

Florida Refuses Federal Summer Food Partnership, Humanitarian Crisis

Florida cited fear that “strings are attached to Federal money”. Florida let time run out before the deadline to join the Federal Summer EBT program to feed children over the next three months. The opt-out...
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New report sheds light on designated funds not going to Florida foster kids

Listen: A new report shows that Florida’s children in foster care may not be getting the money they deserve. The report is from the Children’s Advocacy Institute at the University of San Diego School of...

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...

Haiti Crisis, U.S. and World Paralysis

Hands off Haiti! Over two centuries ago, the people of Haiti defeated European colonialism and established the world’s first Black republic. Today in the face of chaos people are taking on the fight for their...
Retired USF political scientist Susan MacManus

USF’s Susan MacManus: Pandemic changed Florida politics forever

In the past four years, Republicans solidified their control in Florida, and it all started with the pandemic, says Susan MacManus, the retired University of South Florida political scientist who is one of the most...

Senate bill loosening teen work restriction advances

Listen: A bill advanced in a Senate committee Tuesday loosening restrictions on labor laws for 16 and 17-year-olds in Florida. WMNF’s Chris Young reports this bill is a less extreme version of a House bill...

Tampa City Council delays vote on controversial youth curfew

Listen: The Tampa City Council unanimously decided to delay a vote on a youth curfew. The controversial proposal came after last year’s shooting in Ybor City, where two people were killed and sixteen were injured....
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Robin Lockett talks Tampa’s proposed juvenile curfew

Tampa City Council recently advanced a juvenile curfew ordinance, despite what Creative Loafing Tampa Bay reports is a lack of comprehensive data or plan for enforcement. The proposed citywide ordinance, in part, prohibits youth under...

Supreme Mathematics: Principles for Organization

African-Americans have created a stable institution for political empowerment: The Black Church. Other organization, including the church, Nation of Islam, fraternities and even the Hip Hop industry have organized around a principles of Supreme Mathematics....
The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Mon., December 18, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Black History Museum location State officials are looking at locations for a future Florida Museum of Black History. Sarasota County is gunning for the spot.   Christian Ziegler censured Yesterday, Christian Ziegler was censured and...

Anti-Gun Violence with Survivors and Advocates

Anti-gun violence survivors and advocates discuss the pervasiveness of gun violence, what is the current state of the laws, and what we can hope to do to curb the tragedies experienced by gun violence survivors....

The State of Our State’s Public Education Today

What is the state of public education in Florida today, with Norin Dollard, Senior Policy Analyst / Florida KIDS COUNT Director, Florida Policy Institute, and Damaris Allen, Executive Director of Families for Strong Public...

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