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WaveMakers Podcast

Weekly conversations with people making a difference in the Tampa Bay region, hosted by Janet and Tom Scherberger.

Tom and Janet are offering a couple of special thank you gifts for the October fund drive.

Vintage framed Doonesbury poster once owned by Susan Sarandon ($750 pledge)
Two-volume book of historic Tampa photos with update photos by Chip Weiner ($250 or more pledge).

Listen to the latest episodes

  • Stanley Gray, president and CEO of the Urban League of Hillsborough Countyu
    Stanley Gray, president and CEO of the Urban League of Hillsborough County, said there’s no simple solution to the problems that led to a mass shooting last month in Ybor City. But parental responsibility for the actions of their children needs more attention, Gray said Tuesday on WMNF WaveMakers with Janet and Tom. Whatever the…
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  • Bill Maxwell
    Former St. Petersburg Times columnist and editorial writer Bill Maxwell appeared on WMNF WaveMakers  with Janet & Tom on Tuesday (Nov. 14) to discuss a lifetime of speaking truth to power. Maxwell, who retired from the Times in 2019 after 25 years, published a collection of his columns last year that recently won a Silver…
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  • Dr. Sylvia Campbell
    Dr. Sylvia Campbell is a Tampa surgeon who has spent decades helping the medically needy in the Tampa Bay region and around the world.  Campbell discussed her work on Tuesday (Oct. 17) on WMNF WaveMakers with Janet and Tom. The first female general surgeon in Hillsborough County, Campbell ran her own private practices for decades…
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  • Alex Harris
    Alex Harris seems to have figured out a winning formula for education success with the Arts Conservatory for Teens. The non-profit group he co-founded 11 years ago in a small storefront in South St. Pete has grown to include several locations in Pinellas and Hillsborough counties.  The conservatory provides before and after school programming that…
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  • Pinellas County Commissioner Charlie Justice
    Pinellas County Commissioner Charlie Justice wants to see more details about the proposed tax subsidies for a new Tampa Bay Rays ballpark before he commits to voting for it, he said Tuesday on WMNF WaveMakers with Janet and Tom. The Rays want hundreds of millions of dollars in tax subsidies to build a $1.3 billion…
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  • Photographer Chip Weiner
    Photographer Chip Weiner discusses his two-volume book of historic photographs of Tampa juxtaposed with photos from today that he made in the exact same spots. With more than 900 pages, "Burgert Brothers: Look Again Rephotographing Historic Tampa” tells a rich history of Tampa, from its days as a sleepy town of cigar workers and immigrants to its current status as a fast-growing, dynamic urban center that continues to attract people from all around the world.
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  • Car Free Day Tampa organizers
    World Car Free Day, an annual event observed in 46 countries and more than 2,000 cities, is coming to Tampa for the first time on Sept. 23. The goal of World Car Free Day is to reduce the number of cars on the streets for one day. It will be held in three locations in…
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  • Tampa City Council member Bill Carlson
    Just hours before the Tampa City Council was set to vote on Mayor Jane Castor’s proposed budget and property tax increase, one of its members explained on WMNF WaveMakers why he is adamantly opposed. Tampa City Council member Bill Carlson said Castor has not been transparent on how the increased revenue would be spent, citing…
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