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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University of South Florida receives a grant for dementia prevention

Researchers at the University of South Florida have received a grant for dementia prevention from the National Institutes of Health or NIH.
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The Scoop: Thurs., September 14, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Higher education faculty concerned A survey of higher education faculty members found concerns about the climate of higher education in Florida. UFF president, Andrew Gothard,...
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The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

Episode 19: Earnest Coney Chief Executive of CDC of Tampa

CDC of Tampa is a social service organization that is responsible for making society better by providing skills for the modern workforce, real estate for...
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It’s the HEAT and the Humidity!

Meteorologist Andy Johnson formerly of WTVT TV Channel 13, and occupational health expert Tom Bernard of USF College of Public Health, joined MidPoint to talk...
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Rebooting American Health Care. Unprecedented Behavior. Captivating Music.

Liran Einav & Amy Finkelstein – We’ve Got You Covered: Rebooting American Health Care Few of us need convincing that the American health insurance system...
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USF public health professor talks about Florida’s increasing coronavirus cases

Here is a link to many coronavirus resources For the third week in a row, the number of new coronavirus cases in Florida has been higher than before the state lifted safer-at-home requirements. According to...
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Here’s how to sign up for economic help during the coronavirus pandemic

Here is a link to many coronavirus resources In our continuing coverage of the coronavirus, we heard what kind of financial help is available to people struggling during the economic crash brought on by the...
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State Attorney wants to encourage victims of domestic violence to call for help

Here is a link to many coronavirus resources The Hillsborough State Attorney’s Office and The Spring of Tampa Bay have teamed up with partners to launch the “We Are Open” campaign on social media; it...
St. Petersburg and Tampa Mayors

Mayors of Tampa and St. Petersburg have concerns about reopening Florida during the coronavirus pandemic

Here is a link to many coronavirus resources The Mayors of the two largest cities in Tampa Bay are cautiously optimistic about parts of the economy re-opening Monday. On MidPoint, our guests were St. Petersburg’s...

Hillsborough wants residents to complete coronavirus info survey

Here is a link to many coronavirus resources Hillsborough County wants to survey its residents about what kind of information they have and might need about COVID-19. In the anonymous online survey, residents will be...
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Democrats in Florida want major improvements to state’s unemployment compensation

Here is a link to many coronavirus resources Since mid-March, around a million Floridians have filed unemployment compensation claims. But less than one-third of those coronavirus-related claims have been processed and only about one-fifth of...
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On 10th anniversary of BP oil disaster there are calls for Senate to permanently ban drilling in Eastern Gulf

Monday marks the ten-year anniversary of the deadly BP Deepwater Horizon oil disaster; several environmental groups hosted conference calls last week to use the anniversary as a call to permanently close the Eastern Gulf of...
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Charlie Crist predicts Congress will pass more coronavirus relief

Here is a link to many coronavirus resources Hillsborough County will have a nightly curfew. The Tampa Bay Times is reporting that the county’s Emergency Policy Group voted 5-3 Monday to toughen their message about...
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Emotional support is available during the coronavirus emergency

Here is a link to many coronavirus resources Social distancing is one of the best ways to keep the coronavirus from spreading out of control, but people are missing that personal connection and need emotional...
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Florida farmworkers want governor to provide coronavirus protections

Here is a link to many coronavirus resources We’ve all been told to keep a safe distance from one another to avoid the spread of the coronavirus, but on MidPoint, we heard from a farmworker...
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Even during coronavirus outbreak, legal aid group hears about eviction concerns

Here is a link to many coronavirus resources The legal aid organization Gulfcoast Legal Services says they are seeing an influx of calls from tenants regarding evictions, even during the coronavirus pandemic. GLS has suspended its...

Coronavirus in Florida and what you need to know

Coronavirus resources websites: Florida Department of Health Register to get vaccinated CDC City of Tampa City of St. Petersburg WMNF coronavirus stories Answers To Your Coronavirus Questions Is your community ready to reopen? COVID-19 testing...

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