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Are Tampa Bay elected officials doing enough to solve the housing emergency?

Housing costs are spiraling out of control. some Tampa Bay area communities to declare a housing state of emergency. Is it enough?
Sean Shaw on Primary Election Day, 2018

Former Attorney General candidate weighs in on DeSantis’ suspension of Hillsborough’s state attorney

Former Florida Attorney General candidate Sean Shaw weighs in on Gov. DeSantis' suspension of Hillsborough's state attorney.
Pinellas County Commissioner Ken Welch (right) and Nikki Gaskin-Capehart

St. Pete mayor on the redevelopment of the Gas Plant District and the possibility of keeping the Rays

St. Petersburg Mayor Ken Welch speaks with WMNF about what to expect from the redevelopment of the Gas Plant District.
Climatenomics - economics of climate change book

Climatenomics: a new book examines the economic benefits of climate action

WMNF Tuesday Café's Seán Kinane interviews Bob Keefe, the author of Climatenomics about the economic benefits of climate action.

MidPoint: The Bones of The Dozier School

Florida's Dozier School for Boys was open for 111 years in Marianna, Florida, and had a long history of terror, abuse, and disappearances. The school closed in 2011, but the search for the bones and...

MidPoint: Abortion Access After the Dobbs Decision

This week on MidPoint abortion providers and advocates, discuss the overturn of Roe v. Wade. The Dobbs decision will create a "patchwork" of legislation across the country, defining where, when and how women can make...
Florida springs and fresh water

Should Florida have a right to clean water in its constitution?

Some activists in Florida are trying to pass an amendment to the state constitution that would protect the right to clean water.
BP drilling explosion in Gulf of Mexico

Florida activists call for an end to new oil and gas drilling leases in the Gulf of Mexico

On Tuesday Café we heard about opposition to fossil fuel drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, from an online conference call hosted by Oceana.
Charlie Crist

The three top Democrats trying to unseat Ron DeSantis as Governor face each other in South Florida

A forum hosted by the Miami-Dade Democrats of Florida Democrats running for governor: Annette Taddeo, Nikki Fried and Charlie Crist.

MidPoint: The Kids are NOT All Right! The Crisis in Teen Mental Health

Psychologist Dr. Elizabeth Tanner, of the Emotional Wellness program of the Hillsborough Co. Public School System and psychotherapist Dr. Wendy Rice joined us on MidPoint to discuss the crisis in teen mental health one day...
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A new report says the pandemic resulted in the highest-ever rates of death due to alcohol, drugs and suicide in the U.S.

The U.S. experienced the highest ever combined rates of deaths due to alcohol, drugs, and suicide during the COVID-19 pandemic's first year.

MidPoint: More Mass Shootings Require More Gun Safety

After the horrific mass shooting in Buffalo, New York that killed 10, the conversation surrounding gun safety and gun control continues. Groups calling for gun reform continue to advocate for heightened restrictions, while others, like...

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