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Residents struggle for quiet with shooting range near environmentally important land

In northwest Hillsborough County there’s a 400-acre chunk of land that environmentalists hope to save as a way to keep recharging the drinking water aquifer; Monday night in the Hillsborough County Center there’s a land...
Center for Biological Diversity

Could Floridians vote on a drilling ban in state waters?

There is one possible amendment up for consideration by the Florida Constitutional Revision Commission that would ban all fossil fuel drilling in Florida waters; our guest in the studio was Jaclyn Lopez, Florida director of the...

Teachers’ union opposes Florida Legislature’s school safety & guns bill

The Florida Legislature’s is voting this week on what’s being described as a school safety bill. There’s a lot of gun legislation in there as well. The Florida Senate discussed the school safety legislation Monday...
Court Justice NCAA Ed O'Bannon

Ed O’Bannon tells WMNF how he sued the NCAA and won

Former college basketball player Ed O’Bannon took on the giant NCAA in court – and won his lawsuit in 2014; O’Bannon wanted athletes to be able to receive compensation for the use of their likenesses...
Leonard Peltier

Supporters of Leonard Peltier will rally Tuesday in Tampa

Here’s an update the situation of Native American activist Leonard Peltier, who has been in jail for decades — he’s now in the U.S. Penitentiary, Coleman, north of Tampa; two events are planned for Peltier...
University of South Florida

USF grad student union decries Florida “union busting” bill

Last week the Florida House passed a bill that critics call the “union busting bill;” our guest says it will hurt members in graduate assistants unions like the one she is co-president of at the...

Update on Florida prisoner strike

We bring you an update on the prisoner strike in Florida that began on MLK Day; it’s difficult to find out how many prisoners are taking part or to talk with the striking prisoners because...
Police in Calais near where refugees sleep

Tampa activist helps refugees in Europe

A Tampa activist is helping refugees in Europe; Dezeray Lyn works with several activist groups including Food Not Bombs Tampa and Mutual Aid Disaster Relief. She’s assisting refugees now in Western Europe through her group...
net neutrality / FCC

The FCC killed net neutrality. What’s next?

The FCC has killed net neutrality; we look at what’s next — we hear what two FCC Commissioners said just before their vote, our guest in the studio talked about next steps for people who...

3 Florida House District 58 candidates debate on WMNF

WMNF’s MidPoint hosted a debate for a special election for the state Legislature; it’s the District 58 seat in eastern Hillsborough County made vacant because Republican Dan Raulerson resigned. Florida House District 58 in the...

Taxes would skyrocket for grad student workers under House bill

The Republican tax bill that passed the U.S. House of Representatives would dramatically increase taxes paid by graduate students doing much of the teaching and research on university campuses; we speak with two graduate assistants...

Libertarian Party of Florida denies harboring white supremacists

We hear more about claims that the Libertarian Party of Florida is a refuge for white supremacists and anti-Semites; later in the show we talk about solutions to the gun violence epidemic. The man who...

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