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MidPoint: ‘Don’t Say Gay’ and other oppressive legislation

Dangerous amendments to Florida's 'Don't Say Gay' bill is the latest trend among the 'censorship and surveillance' legislation that's been passing through the Florida government this session. Nadine Smith of Equality Florida and Florida State...

New poll: bills to ban abortion after 15 weeks and “Don’t Say Gay” are unpopular among Florida voters

Two bills in the Legislature that seem on track to become law are unpopular with Florida voters: a 15-week abortion ban & "Don't Say Gay."
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MidPoint: The Age of Censorship with Lois Lowry and Colette Bancroft

The banning of books and the prohibition against teaching real, accurate history used to be the plot of dystopian novels and Nazi policy in Germany in 1933, but now it's part of our reality. WMNF...
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University advisory committee recommends management for USF Forest Preserve; is it enough protection?

A university committee has written its recommendations for the USF Forest Preserve and an adjacent golf course north of the Tampa campus.
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MidPoint: What does Florida House Bill 5 mean going forward?

On Thursday afternoon, Feb. 2, Florida's restrictive abortion bill, HB-5, passed 10-5 by the Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee. Earlier that day, WMNF MidPoint host Shelley Reback spoke with OB-GYN Dr. Robyn, an OB/GYN an abortion...
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Medicating Normal: a new film asks whether patients get enough information when prescribed psychiatric drugs

Medicating Normal: a new documentary film asks whether patients get enough information when prescribed psychiatric drugs.

MidPoint: Florida Legislature and the War on Teachers

The Florida Constitution provides that all children are guaranteed a quality public education, but the Florida legislature is undermining that guarantee with education policies that drive more children to private and charter schools for profit...
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Interview with Tampa Mayor Jane Castor: Conference of Mayors, affordable housing and omicron response

Tampa Mayor Jane Castor speaks to WMNF about affordable housing and efforts to combat the Omicron variant of the coronavirus.

Here’s how Floridians can learn more about Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s disease affects many of us; Some are caregivers or have a loved one with Alzheimer’s. According to the website of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, Alzheimer’s is a “progressive brain disorder that impacts memory,...
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MidPoint: Spotlighting Florida’s foster care system with Kelly Parris and Robin Rosenberg

The Tampa Bay area’s children’s services and foster care system is in jeopardy, raising concerns about the future. Kelly Parris, executive director of the Children’s Board of Hillsborough County,  and  Robin Rosenberg, the deputy director...
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Florida Legislature update with Rep. Ben Diamond

Representative Ben Diamond spoke about the Florida Legislature. He is also running for the seat in Congress currently held by Charlie Crist.
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Obamacare open enrollment ends Saturday; an ACA navigator answers your questions

The deadline for Obamacare open enrollment is Saturday. WMNF talks with an ACA navigator from Family Healthcare Foundation.

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