The Scoop: Fri., September 29, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Naples Capitol breacher caught A member of the ‘Proud Boys’ extremist group, who disappeared days before his sentencing in the U.S. Capitol riot case in...
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The Scoop: Thurs., September 28, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Progress Village’s solar progress Progress Village, in Eastern Hillsborough County, is claiming the title of the first Black community in Florida to adopt a solar...
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The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

Progress Village becomes Florida’s first Black community to build solar microgrid

In Eastern Hillsborough County, Progress Village is claiming the title of the first Black community in Florida to adopt a solar microgrid. A coalition of...
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Lawmaker Jason Shoaf supports holding another bear hunt in Florida

A Florida lawmaker is calling for the state to hold a bear hunt after a county sheriff suggested it to help manage the bear population.
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The Scoop: Tues., September 26, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

FL congressional map trial A federal trial over the constitutionality of Florida’s congressional map gets underway this morning in Tallahassee. Civil rights groups and voters...
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The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

Okefenokee Swamp nominated for UNESCO World Heritage site designation

On Friday, U.S. agencies announced that they will nominate Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
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Sustainable Living: Dr. Amanda Pike transforming Florida landscapes into edible food forests

Our guest on Monday was Dr. Amanda Pike. She is a board-certified therapist, and certified educational leader.

Giving Thanks with Meals on Wheels Tampa

Every Thanksgiving season MidPoint spotlights issues of food insecurity and we always look for "the helpers." The crew from Meals on Wheels Tampa, Cindy Vann, and Erica Leigh, and MOW super-volunteer Rebecca Fiore joined us...

Award-winning Chef Ferrell Alvarez on Michelin ratings and the Tampa food scene

Ferrell Alvarez and his business partners own and operate five restaurants in the Bay area and more are on the way. He talked to WaveMakers about Michelin stars, who creates his menus and restaurant culture....

Monthly food distribution will begin again in South Brooksville in February

To combat hunger and poverty, the monthly distribution of food will begin again in South Brooksville, Florida starting on February 2.

The Secrets Of Groceries & The Passion For Baking

Benjamin Lorr – The Secret Life Of Groceries  – The Dark Miracle Of The American Supermarket What does it take to run the American supermarket? How do products get to shelves? Who sets the price?...

Need groceries? Here’s how to get them delivered during safer at home directive

Here is a link to many coronavirus resources Need groceries? Most of us, right now, want to protect ourselves and our community. That means avoiding congested, public places, and keeping our 6-foot distances. However, this...

Find out where your kids can get free meals this summer

During the school year, many kids who don’t get enough to eat at home can get free or reduced-price lunches at school. But where do they turn during the summer months? Well, you can find...

Sustainable Living’s Holiday Food Program

On Monday’s WMNF Sustainable Living Holiday Food Program we talked with three locals with independent food businesses. Our guests were Sarah Arrazola, founder of St. Pete Ferments and a product of the Sunshine City. Her...
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Feeding Tampa Bay draws attention to hunger problem

The group Feeding Tampa Bay is convinced that hunger is a bigger problem in the Tampa Bay area than many people realize. Its executive director, Thomas Mantz, says that’s why the group is hosting a...

Ferran Adria at the Dali Museum: The surreal side of real food

The Dali Museum has cooked up an exhibition aimed to whet all the senses. “Ferran Adrià: The Invention of Food” will showcase the gastronomic genius of Ferran Adria. He like Dali, is a Spaniard hailing...
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Donation helps St. Petersburg Free Clinic expand food bank

Thousands of families in the Tampa Bay area don’t earn enough to buy the right amount of food, even with some government assistant programs. That’s where community food banks come in — like one in the...
March Against Monsanto

March Against Monsanto Tampa preview

Some local groups are joining with events across the country, uniting to demand labeling of genetically engineered food in what’s called March Against Monsanto. The guest on WMNF’s MidPoint was Christine Wall, she’s helping to organize...

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