MidPoint: Why Can’t We Have Nice Things v.2.0 Hillsborough Affordable Housing Trust in Danger

Hillsborough County's affordable housing trust fund is in danger of being defunded in the current budget, in favor of more money for road repairs, sports...
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Tampa Bay Rays announce plans for new St. Pete stadium, redevelopment of surrounding district

The Tampa Bay Rays are staying in St. Petersburg. The team announced plans for a new stadium at Tropicana Field on Tuesday.
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The Scoop: Tues., September 19, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Rays stadium The Rays are going to make a major announcement today regarding a deal to build a new stadium in downtown St. Petersburg with...
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The Scoop: Wed., September 13, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Polk County man killed Polk County deputies shot and killed a man last night on Westside Ridge Blvd in the city of Auburndale. After 55-year-old...
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Hillsborough Commission rejects a call to defund the Arts Council

The Hillsborough County Board of Commissioners rejected a proposal to defund the Arts Council during a meeting Thursday.
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MidPoint: Why Can’t We Have Nice Things? Hillsborough Arts Funding In Danger

My guests on MidPoint today, former Hillsborough Co. Comm’r Mariella Smith, Hillsborough Co. Arts Council Board Chair Theron Butler, and former Hillsborough Arts Council Program...
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The Scoop: WMNF’s daily digest of news headlines for Wednesday, June 21st, 2023

LISTEN HERE: “Stay Woke” bus tour makes its way through Florida this week With elections getting more of the spotlight in anticipation of the presidential election year, voting rights organizations are taking a “votercade” bus...
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Gulfport Pride is Saturday in south Pinellas County

In Gulfport, Florida, about 120 people enthusiastically cheered at the end of a short ceremony when the LGBTQ Pride flag was raised.

The Scoop: WMNF’s daily digest of news headlines for Thursday, June 1st, 2023

LISTEN HERE: Scrub Jay faces extinction – one group is fighting to save it Property owners could soon have one additional tool to help save a native Florida bird that’s at risk for extinction. City...
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Mayor slams Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” law as St. Pete kicks off Pride month

At the start of St. Pete Pride Month, Mayor Ken Welch slams Florida's "Don't Say Gay" law as harmful to LGBTQ people.

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...

DeSantis signs trans girls sports ban on first day of LGBTQ Pride month, protests and legal challenges swiftly follow

Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a controversial bill banning transgender girls from Florida school sports into law Tuesday, the first day of LGBTQ Pride Month. Protests and promises of legal challenges swiftly followed the signing. LISTEN:...

Gulfport Pride 2021 – pictures and voices

On Saturday, the south Pinellas city of Gulfport celebrated LGBTQ Pride with a parade and festival. WMNF interviewed Barbara Banno, one of the organizers of Gulfport Pride. She owns the Gulfport restaurant Stella’s and is...
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Tampa Pride Returns to Ybor City

On Saturday thousands gathered in Ybor City to celebrate the first major PRIDE event of 2021. The day included vendors set up throughout Ybor City, the first street parade in the Tampa Bay Area since...

Tampa Pride is this weekend in Ybor City

This weekend is the Tampa Pride festival; most events are centered in Ybor City on Saturday. To find out what people can expect, WMNF spoke with Nancy Desmond from Tampa Pride. “Tampa Pride is the...

After St. Pete Pride, revelers were confronted by masked men with Nazi flag

Early on Sunday morning, when there were still hundreds of revelers from Saturday’s St. Pete Pride parade on the streets of the EDGE District, masked men in the bed of a pick-up truck hoisted a...

St. Pete Pride expects 200,000 for Saturday’s 2018 LGBTQ+ parade

This week is St. Pete Pride, one of the South’s largest LGBTQ+ celebrations; the Tampa Bay Times reports that police are investigating threats against the Pride weekend posted on social media. To find out what...
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St. Pete Pride will feature Florida’s first transgender pride march

This weekend is one of the largest gay pride events in the south: St. Pete Pride. Organizers expect hundreds of thousands of people to converge on St. Petersburg. Here is a link to previous WMNF...

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