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Hear from ten candidates running for Tampa City Council in Districts 3, 4, 6 & 7

In the past few weeks on MidPoint Monday, we’ve heard from Tampa Mayoral candidates and from City Council candidates in Districts 1, 2 and 5; in this show we heard from the rest of the city...
Ciara Torres-Spelliscy

How much legal trouble is President Trump in? We ask a law professor

President Donald Trump may be in legal trouble; last week his long-time attorney was sentenced to three years in prison, in part for campaign finance violations. They include coordinating with Trump to pay two women for...
Jennifer Rubiello

Environmentalists oppose seismic airgun blasts planned for Atlantic

Late last month the Trump administration approved five permits for companies to search for oil off the Atlantic coast through a process involving loud seismic airgun blasts. But environmentalists oppose the seismic testing, saying the...
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Hillsborough Supervisor of Elections: We’ll finish machine recount by deadline

All 67 counties in Florida are in the midst of mandatory machine recounts of all ballots in order to get more accurate counts of three very close statewide races; in the race for U.S. Senate,...
Kristen Carlson

Kristen Carlson faces Ross Spano in Florida Congressional District 15

There’s a surprisingly tight race in Florida’s 15th Congressional District between Republican Ross Spano and Democrat Kristen Carlson; we interviewed Carlson on WMNF’s MidPoint — The p.r. firm handling media requests for the campaign of Ross Spano...
Kristen Carlson

On WMNF’s MidPoint Monday: Congressional District 15 race

Tune in to WMNF’s MidPoint on Monday — the day before Election Day — to hear about a very tight race in Florida’s 15th Congressional District between Republican Ross Spano and Democrat Kristen Carlson. Three write-in...

Citizens upset that Hillsborough considering swapping part of Upper Tampa Bay Trail

Last week the Hillsborough County Commission heard a proposal from a developer who wants to build 300 apartments on land next to the Upper Tampa Bay Trail. Alliance Realty Partners wants to build over part...
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Former inmate describes prisoner abuse inside Lowell in Florida

"One of the things that I did not like about the sexual abuse that is known to happen inside of prisons is that when you have individuals inside that space and then they're completely cut...
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Six candidates for Hillsborough County Commission District 7

There are seven people running for the open District 7 seat on the Hillsborough County Commission; six of them answered questions from the Tampa Tiger Bay Club in July. On MidPoint, we hear that entire...
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Florida’s coral disease outbreak is most “extensive” ever: scientist

A devastating coral disease continues to spread through Florida’s reefs and scientists say it may cause some coral species to go locally extinct; on WMNF’s MidPoint we spoke with Greta Aeby, a coral disease ecologist...
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Families Belong Together rallies in Tampa & Gulfport

WMNF’s Yvonne Gougelet contributed to this report. On Saturday more than 700 marches and rallies were organized across the country to protest the separation of families at the border; WMNF’s Rob Lorei reports that more...
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1 million Florida homes at risk of chronic floods by 2100: UCS study

A new report by the Union of Concerned Scientists says “within the next 30 years, roughly 64,000 homes in Florida … will be at risk” of chronic floods from sea-level rise. On WMNF’s MidPoint we...

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