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Cuba expert defends Sanders’ statement about education under Fidel; Democratic “superdelegates” and a possible “brokered convention”

About a week ago, establishment politicians criticized Senator Bernie Sanders for his comments about Cuba on 60 minutes. The Democratic presidential frontrunner said that when Fidel Castro was president of Cuba there was repression, but...
St. Petersburg and Tampa Mayors

Mayors of St. Petersburg and Tampa weigh in on Rays and other issues

The mayors of the region’s two largest cities answered questions Friday from Tampa Tiger Bay Club members. St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman and Tampa Mayor Jane Castor spoke about a range of topics like the Tampa...
Tiger Bay Forum On Development By Sean Kinane WMNF

Should development pay for itself? A forum on the politics of growth in Florida

How much development should there be in Florida, where should it occur and who should pay for the infrastructure? On MidPoint we heard segments of a panel discussion on the topic of the politics of...
teachers

Thousands of Florida teachers rally in the state Capitol

The Florida Legislative session begins Tuesday. Teachers and their allies held a massive demonstration on Monday in Tallahassee. On MidPoint, we spoke with the president of the Hillsborough Classroom Teachers Association, Rob Kriete, about education...
Andrea Hildebran Smith

Several impeachment rallies in Tampa Bay area Tuesday

On Wednesday the U.S. House will vote on whether or not to impeach President Donald Trump; on MidPoint, we talked to an activist who is organizing a demonstration in St. Petersburg Tuesday evening supporting impeachment....
WMNF photo: Tampa Tiger Bay Club debate on Florida sex education

Florida sex education debate: abstinence-only or comprehensive?

When students in Florida schools are taught about sex, should it be from a comprehensive sex education curriculum or should it be abstinence-only? On Friday the Tampa Tiger Bay Club hosted a conversation about sex...
Captain Paul Watson of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society in St. Pete, Florida by Sean Kinane

Sea Shepherd founder: “no whales will be killed in international waters” this year

According to its website, the “Sea Shepherd Conservation Society is an international non-profit, marine wildlife conservation organization.” They rely on direct-action tactics to stop illegal activities and are often involved in a confrontation with other...
MPO CAC on TBX

Hillsborough residents have a chance to weigh in on transportation issues

On WMNF’s MidPoint Monday we talked about a range of Tampa Bay area transportation issues. The Florida Department of Transport (FDOT) recently came out with its preferred plan for the interchange that’s often called “Malfunction...
University of South Florida

SDS wants USF to do more to increase Black student enrollment

Tampa Bay SDS (Students for a Democratic Society) will rally on Thursday to support increasing enrollment of Black students at the University of South Florida. Our guest on WMNF’s MidPoint from Tampa Bay SDS was...
St. Petersburg City Council candidate

St. Pete city council candidate forum at USF SP

On WMNF’s MidPoint Monday we hear from seven of the eight candidates running for St. Petersburg City Council. The audio from a League of Women Voters forum at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg...
John Morgan

Watch John Morgan’s speech in Ybor City

Orlando attorney John Morgan spoke Friday at the Cuban Club in Ybor City for the Tampa Tiger Bay Club. Morgan led a successful drive to add medical marijuana to the Florida Constitution in 2016. Morgan...
Mosaic phosphate

Public meeting on Mosaic renewal permit for pollutant discharge

Next Monday the Florida Department of Environmental Protection will hold an open house public meeting; it’s about Mosaic’s renewal request to discharge wastewater. Much of it would go into the Peace River basin. The Peace...

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