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DeSantis defeats Charlie Crist Election 2022

PEN America report analyzes on Florida’s influence on free speech, lawmaking nationwide

Listen: Free expression group PEN America analyzed Florida’s culture war laws over the years. They released a report arguing that legislation in Florida under Governor Ron DeSantis is driving a conservative view of free speech...
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The Scoop: Wed., November 15, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Pink gives away banned books Pop singer Pink will give away 2,000 banned books at her upcoming Florida concerts. This comes as Florida recorded the highest number of book bans in the country last school...

Pop singer Pink to give out banned books at Florida concerts

Listen: Pop singer Pink will give away 2,000 banned books at her upcoming Florida concerts. This comes as Florida recorded the highest number of books bans in the country last school year. The books will...
books

Members of right-wing group ‘Moms for Liberty’ call police on Florida librarians over young adult novel

Listen: Among the rise of book challenges in Florida,  members of the right-wing group Moms for Liberty called police on librarians in Florida’s panhandle. Judd Legum is the author and founder of the Popular Information...
The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Thurs., October 26, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Mass shooting suspect at large At least 22 people are dead and dozens more wounded in a mass shooting overnight in Lewiston, Maine and the suspected gunman is still at large. Last night’s shooting was...
banned books, First Amendment

New initiative sends free banned books to Floridians

Florida is one of the top states in the nation for book bans in schools. One organization is sending banned books to Floridians for free.
The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Mon., September 25, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Rays Stadium cost Last week the Tampa Bay Rays announced plans to build a new $1.3 billion dollar stadium in St. Petersburg if the team can convince the St. Petersburg City Council and the Pinellas...
The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Wed., September 20, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

  Rays stadium The Tampa Bay Rays announced that they are staying in St. Petersburg. Yesterday the team laid out plans for a new stadium at the site of Tropicana Field. However, taxpayers are wondering...
The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Fri., September 8, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Arts Council funding The Hillsborough County Board of Commissioners rejected a proposal to defund the Arts Council. The ruling is a win for local arts and culture groups that benefit from the county’s funding.  ...
books

Judge backs Florida on school book scrutiny rules

A judge rejected a challenge to Florida Department of Education rules that are part of a move to increase scrutiny of books in schools.

Florida Senate considers “Don’t Say Gay” bill expansion with controversial new provision sparking criticism

Listen: An expansion on what critics call the Don’t Say Gay bill was heard in the Florida Senate today. However, a new provision to the bill garnered strong criticism from Democratic senators. The bill seeks...

MidPoint-DeSantis’ Hostile Takeover of Public Education

MidPoint looks at the hostile takeover of Florida public education by DeSantis and Christian conservatives

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