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Women’s Show – Florida Phosphates and the new National Museum of African American History and Culture 9/22

Have you been following the massive sinkhole – just 30 miles east of Tampa in New Wales? JACLYN LOPEZ, Florida Director, Staff Attorney, Center for Biological Diversity. Jacki thinks Florida may be beginning to wake...
Tropical Storm Hermine

Tropical Storm Hermine will hit Florida Thursday

*update: Hermine became a hurricane on Thursday September 1 Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency Wednesday because of the approaching Tropical Storm Hermine. The state of emergency covers 42 counties, including Pinellas, Hillsborough, Polk and the...

Man shot and killed by Hillsborough Sheriff’s deputy

A man was shot and killed Tuesday morning in Palm River by SWAT team affiliated with the Hillsborough Sheriff’s Office. This is Colonel Chad Chronister during a media briefing. “Everyone inside the residence complied and...
Donald Trump

In Tampa, Donald Trump says he should get minorities’ votes

Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump held a rally Wednesday afternoon at the Florida State Fairgrounds near Tampa; before the rally about 18 immigrants’ rights supporters held a press conference criticizing Trump’s policies toward immigrants and refugees. During his...
phosphate mining Mosaic

New phosphate mine nears approval in Manatee

On Thursday the Manatee County Planning Commission recommended changes sought by the Mosaic Fertilizer company that could lead to more phosphate mining in the east end of the county; but during an all-day meeting sixteen members...
coral disease

Historic coral disease outbreak spreading in Florida

A newly-published scientific paper describes a massive coral disease outbreak in Florida that is “arguably one of the most lethal ever recorded on a contemporary coral reef.” The lead author of the study, William Precht,...
Mosaic phosphate mining

Phosphate mining creates “moonscape” in Florida

We look at phosphate mining in Florida: what it’s used for, how it’s mined and its effects on the environment, water and public health. Listen to the full show here: The first half of the show...
Dave Howard on Egmont Key fire

Wildfire may actually help nature on Egmont Key: environmentalist

In July a wildfire on protected Egmont Key burned eighty acres of habitat; but an environmentalist says it may have actually benefited the wildlife on the island at the mouth of Tampa Bay. Dave Howard is...
medical pot marijuana

Medical pot supporters will protest Publix

A former member of the Board of directors of Publix, who is also the daughter of the grocery chain’s founder, has contributed $800,000 to a group trying to defeat a medical pot question on November’s ballot....

Women’s Show – “Rewriting the Rules” and Clean Water

Photo by Brian Simms We are happy to be back after a two-week break….thanks to those who let us know you missed us….. We hope you enjoyed the convention coverage by Democracy Now!  Less than...
abandoned boats

Will new Florida law reduce number of abandoned boats?

A new Florida law could make local waterways safer and cleaner; it provides an extra step to notify the owners of damaged or abandoned boats before they sink. WMNF interviewed Phil Horning, the derelict vessel...
Center for Biological Diversity

Enviro groups sue feds to stop oil exploration in Florida’s Big Cypress

Several environmental groups are suing the National Park Service to stop oil and gas exploration in Florida’s Big Cypress National Preserve. Jaclyn Lopez is Florida director of the Center for Biological Diversity, one of the...

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