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David Straz gets closer to announcing his candidacy for Tampa Mayor

Philanthropist and former banker David Straz is one step closer to officially entering the race for Tampa mayor, announcing in a statement on Friday that he has registered as a Democrat. The 75-year-old Straz has...

Tampa business leaders make the case for an Ybor City ballpark

Although regular season Major League Baseball has been ongoing in Florida for more than twenty-five years now, a compelling argument could be made that it really hasn’t been much of a success. While both the...

MidPoint for Thursday, Nov. 9 – Creative Loafing political editor Kate Bradshaw

Kate Bradshaw, the political editor at the alt-weekly Creative Loafing newspaper, was our guest. We spent most of the hour speaking about the recently concluded municipal election in St. Petersburg, where Rick Kriseman outlasted Rick...

MidPoint for Thursday, Aug. 31 – Matt Isbell and Darryl Paulson on St. Pete mayoral election

Matthew Isbell from MCI Maps and USFSP Professor of Government Emeritus Darryl Paulson were our guests on this week’s show to talk about Tuesday’s stunning results in the St. Petersburg Mayoral Election, in which incumbent...
primary election voting

Hear from all 6 St. Petersburg mayoral candidates

Update: Rick Kriseman and Rick Baker will face off in the general election for Mayor on November 7. In District Six, Justin Bean will face Gina Driscoll. The primary election in St. Petersburg is Tuesday....
wastewater sewage

St. Pete says its stormwater capacity can handle big storms

Update, Thursday 13 July 2017:  The day after announcing its largest wastewater treatment plant was prepared for another major rain event, the City of St. Petersburg had an overflow of about 50,000 gallons of “mostly...
Rick Baker is running again for Mayor of St. Pete

Rick Baker slams Kriseman while entering St. Pete race

Former St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Baker is running again; in an announcement in front of more than 100 supporters on the steps of City Hall, Baker took shots at current Mayor Rick Kriseman, including closing...
Former St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Baker on Tampa Bay Rowdies stadium referendum

Rick Baker pushes for ‘yes’ vote on Rowdies stadium

St. Petersburg voters will decide next Tuesday whether the city should lease a historic waterfront sports stadium to the Tampa Bay Rowdies soccer team for 25 years. The Rowdies want to expand the stadium with...
Charlie Crist

Crist running for Congress; Jolly calls him huckster

Charlie Crist is running for Congress; the former Republican governor of Florida announced Tuesday morning in St. Petersburg he will run in the Pinellas County district that is likely to be redrawn to include Clearwater and...

Urban Activist Peter Kageyama on successful cities and the people who love them

Urban Activist Peter Kageyama on successful cities and the people who love them

St. Pete’s homeless protest Mayor Baker’s farewell party

Saturday night, St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Baker was given a farewell celebration at Demens Park, courtesy of the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce. The event was protested by homeless activists who believe that Mayor Baker’s...

A tale of two cities: Tampa and St. Petersburg

Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio and St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Baker debated the history, culture, and characters of the two cities on April 22 at the historic Centro Asturiano Theatre in Tampa. The Florida Humanities Council...

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