The Pinellas Legislative Delegation supports a revamp of PSTA; what would it mean for local transit?

A Republican Florida representative has proposed a bill that would change how Pinellas County’s transit organization is governed.
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bus rapid transit BRT St. Petersburg, Florida

Florida GOP Chair Christian Ziegler, husband of Moms For Liberty cofounder, accused of sexual battery by alleged menage a trois lover

Christian Ziegler, Florida’s GOP chairman and husband of Sarasota County School Board member and Moms of Liberty co-founder Bridget Ziegler, is under criminal investigation after...
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Christian Ziegler

A decade after Rick Scott refused $1.25 billion from feds, a Florida lawmaker proposes $50 million for private passenger rail between Tampa and Orlando

Florida lawmakers are championing hundreds of projects including $50 million for Brightline to extend rail from Orlando to Tampa.
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Here comes the Sun: Talking pro women’s soccer in Tampa Bay

The new professional women’s soccer team has a name - Tampa Bay Sun FC-will kick off its inaugural season in August 2024.
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A yellow and blue soccer team logo unveiling ceremony

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...
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Get answers about open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance marketplace

Information how navigators can help you choose the Obamacare plan that’s best for you and if you are eligible for financial assistance.
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Sandy Grease obituary

Listen to the WMNF News afternoon headlines for Monday, Aug 8

WMNF headline news stories from Monday afternoon, August 8, 2022, including Olivia Newton-John's obituary.
SOPHIE | Carlo Cavaluzzi

Chillectricity pays tribute to SOPHIE

This past week was a tough one for electronic music fans as one of my favorite musicians, SOPHIE, passed away in a fall off her roof trying to get a better view of the full...

Radioactivity Wednesday: Lorenzo Milam, Community Radio and Disability Rights Activist Remembered

November 25, 2020 Good Morning, welcome to Radioactivity.  I’m Rob Lorei. This month, at the age of 86, radio activist Lorenzo Milam passed away in Oaxaca, Mexico.  Milam was known as “The Johnny Appleseed of...

Radical Noise, Radical Life – WMNF Community mourns the loss of Pamela Wiener Dubrule

Any new music lover in the early 1980s had an appointment with their radio on Saturday afternoons to listen to Radical Noise. This groundbreaking punk, new wave, alternative music show was a fulcrum of the...
Sameeh Hammoudeh

One defendant in Al-Arian trial, Sameeh Hammoudeh, has died

Sameeh Hammoudeh, one of the four defendants in the Tampa trial of Sami Al-Arian has died; in 2005 Hammoudeh was found not guilty on all charges. But after the acquittal Hammoudeh was not allowed to...

Remembering Pete Shelley on Life Elsewhere

In 1975 Pete Shelley (real name Peter Campbell McNeish) and Howard Devoto (real name Howard Trafford) decide to start a band and chance upon a headline: “It’s The Buzz, Cock!” And, Buzzcocks were born. In 1977...

Message from Eve Prang Plews staff

From Susan Jacocks, Executive Assistant to Eve Prang Plews “I used to be dead, but now I’m fine.” To anyone who knew her well, it is not astounding that Eve Plews, Licensed Nutrition Counselor and Institute...
Sydney Eastman

Tampa Bay activist Sydney Eastman dies

The Tampa Bay activist community lost a strong advocate for the rights of migrant families and sex workers; Sydney Eastman passed away over the weekend. She was a founding member of Tampa Bay DSA [Democratic Socialists...

Eve Prang Plews, host of Alternative Health on WMNF, has died

With sadness we are announcing that the host of our  Alternative Health and Nutrition program- Eve Prang Plews – died Saturday, 9/1/18. Eve has been offering sage advice to our listeners for more than a...

A Cavalcade Of Curiosities Eclipse An Untimely Death

“With great sadness and a broken heart I have to let know all of Adrian’s friends and acquaintances that he is dead. A bright mind and compassionate soul is gone, he was my beloved son,”...

Our strange and beautiful RayZilla

But I’m a happy, happy guy, as my brain begins to fry… Ray Villadonga, RayZilla to his listeners, walked the Tampa walk, not only or merely or even mostly the Tampa of downtown skyscrapers, gated...

Rest in Peace, Jimmy LaFave

Longtime WMNF favorite Jimmy LaFave died of  lung related sarcoma cancer on Sunday, 5/21.  The songwriter was able to attend, and perform, at a tribute show in his hometown of Austin last Thursday. According to...

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