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Five of the six Tampa City Council candidates debate at Tiger Bay

Election Day is Tuesday in the run-off elections for Tampa Mayor and three city council seats. Five of the six city council candidates answered questions Friday at the Tampa Tiger Bay Club. Listen to the...
Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority

New CEO of HART, Ben Limmer, on transportation in Tampa Bay

In February, the board of Hillsborough County’s transit agency unanimously selected its next CEO, Ben Limmer. He began work at the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority late last month. He had been the assistant general...
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Conference highlights sea level rise “realities and opportunities”

According to the most recent National Climate Assessment, global sea level rise over the past century has averaged about eight inches; it could rise by much more than that over the next several decades and...
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Law professor talks about Barr’s summary of Mueller report

On Friday special counselor Robert Mueller submitted to the Attorney General a report of his team’s two-year investigation of possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia and whether Donald Trump obstructed justice. Then on...
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Florida’s devastating coral disease has spread to Caribbean: scientist

A devastating coral disease that started in the Miami area has spread to nearly all of the Florida reef tract and the infection known as stony coral tissue loss disease can now even be found...
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Update on Florida Legislative Session

The 2019 Florida Legislative Session is in full swing; so we got an update on the progress of a range of bills from Susan Smith, the former president of the Democratic Progressive Caucus of Florida....
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PSTA’s Brad Miller: express buses should have dedicated lanes

The head of Pinellas County’s transportation agency says it would be ideal if express buses had dedicated lanes they didn’t have to share with other traffic. WMNF interviewed Brad Miller, the CEO of the Pinellas...
Jane Castor

Hear from Jane Castor at Tampa Tiger Bay forum; David Straz was a no-show

On Friday, Tampa Tiger Bay Club hosted a forum and invited both candidates in the runoff for Tampa Mayor; But former banker David Straz said he was not available. So, WMNF aired questions from Tiger...
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Two bills would end death penalty in Florida

There are two bills in the Florida Legislature to end the use of capital punishment; but the anti-death penalty bills face an uphill battle in the Republican-controlled Legislature. To talk about all issues of the...
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USF scientist talks about the health of the Gulf of Mexico 9 years after the BP oil disaster

In April of 2010 BP’s Deepwater Horizon exploded and nearly 5 million barrels of oil spewed into the Gulf of Mexico over several weeks; the Gulf ecosystem was damaged and researchers are trying to figure...

Florida governor’s State of the State and Democratic rebuttal

Tuesday is the first day of the 2019 Legislative Session in Florida. WMNF aired live coverage of the State of the State address by Governor Ron DeSantis.   Here’s a link to the 2019 State...
Rev. Andy Oliver of Allendale United Methodist Church, supports LGBTQ rights

Allendale United Methodist Church supports LGBTQ rights despite church vote

In late February — at an international conference of the United Methodist Church in St. Louis — delegates voted against a proposal to let regional groups decide whether or not to ordain members of the...

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