Anna Paulina Luna talks Israel, impeachment and Pinellas beach restoration

St. Pete’s representative in the U.S. House, Anna Paulina Luna, was a last-minute guest on this week’s episode of WMNF's The Skinny.
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A surprising statistic sparks concern for the endangered Florida panther

The Florida Panther is our state’s official animal and one of the most endangered mammals in the country. WMNF's Chris Young reports.
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What we know about the latest possible tear in a Mosaic gypstack liner at its New Wales plant in Florida

There’s a possible leak of water at a Polk County phosphogypsum stack owned by the giant fertilizer company Mosaic.
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Pinellas County emergency beach restoration projected to cost over $20 million

The county’s new emergency beach restoration project is projected to cost upwards of $20 million dollars. WMNF's Chris Young reports.
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A law professor & scientist ask for a halt to a dredging project that could harm Puerto Rico coral reefs

Coral reefs in Puerto Rico may be threatened by a proposed dredging project. On Tuesday Cafe a scientist and a law professor say why.
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Myakka Ranch in Manatee County one step closer to state protection

Myakka Ranch in Manatee County is one step closer to getting state protection. WMNF's Chris Young reports.
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MidPoint: Winning the Water Wars

For decades, the country (and the Tampa region specifically) has faced a Water War. Debates and fights over who has it, who doesn't, how we get it, and who pays for it have been a...
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United Way Suncoast creates a dashboard for the “State of the Housing Crisis” in Tampa Bay

United Way Suncoast's new online dashboard, State of the Housing Crisis, finds half of Tampa Bay area families are rent-cost burdened.

MidPoint: Say Gay, Celebrate Pride

As the state of Florida waits for the "Don't Say Gay" bill to pass into law with the signature of Gov. DeSantis, the push-back has been loud. On MidPoint this week, host Shelley Reback, along...
Russia Ukraine

Historian puts Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in the context of the USSR breakup and NATO expansion

As the Ukraine invasion continues, WMNF looks at the history of disagreements between Russia and the U.S. since the breakup of the USSR.

MidPoint’s Legislative Wrap-Up: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

As Florida's legislative session draws to a close, it is time to take inventory and review what has emerged from the Capitol. From the headline-topping bills to the under-the-radar legislation, MidPoint host Shelley Reback, is...
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Hate and extremism in the U.S. – SPLC report looks at the mainstreaming of hate

The Southern Poverty Law Center's report, The Year in Hate & Extremism 2021, tracks 733 hate groups, including 53 hate groups in Florida.

MidPoint: War from the perspective of Ukrainian students

While the problems of Florida's legislative decisions continue to loom over the state this week, the war in Ukraine continues with no certain end in sight. On Wednesday, MidPoint host Shelley Reback spoke to two...
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International Women’s Day special on Tuesday Café takes a deep dive into HB 5, Florida’s 15-week abortion ban

Governor Ron DeSantis is expected to sign a bill that would make most abortions illegal in Florida after fifteen weeks of gestation, HB 5.

MidPoint: “The rent is too damn high!”

As the Florida legislature continues to pass and promote bills addressing non-issues such as 'woke education' and discussions of human sexuality, there is still a very real crisis that Florida is facing: housing. Inflation, increased...

WaveMakers: Jennifer Yeagley, CEO of the St. Petersburg Free Clinic

When it comes to fighting for equitable treatment and a healthier lifestyle, Jennifer Yeagley is at the forefront. She is the CEO of St. Petersburg Free Clinic, an organization helping to give everyone an opportunity...
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Pasco residents oppose RV park in a rural part of the county

Residents in Northern Pasco County are trying to protect the rural aspect of their region. In part, that means trying to stop an RV resort near I-75 in the county's rural zone.
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Bill opposed by the rooftop solar industry and environmentalists moves forward in Florida Legislature

A bill in the Florida Legislature could have the effect of limiting rooftop solar power; HB 741 is opposed by environmentalists.

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