The Scoop: Fri., September 29, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Naples Capitol breacher caught A member of the ‘Proud Boys’ extremist group, who disappeared days before his sentencing in the U.S. Capitol riot case in...
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The Scoop: Tues., September 26, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

FL congressional map trial A federal trial over the constitutionality of Florida’s congressional map gets underway this morning in Tallahassee. Civil rights groups and voters...
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Florida Department of Education will review Asian-American and Pacific-Islander history standards

The Florida Department of Education is preparing to review academic standards related to Asian-American and Pacific-Islander history.
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The Scoop: Mon., September 25, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Rays Stadium cost Last week the Tampa Bay Rays announced plans to build a new $1.3 billion dollar stadium in St. Petersburg if the team...
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The Scoop: Fri., September 22, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Educational support raises School nurses, classroom aides, and other educational support professionals in Hillsborough County will likely receive raises. This comes after Wednesday night’s negotiation...
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The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

Richard Corcoran makes a pitch to remove ‘interim’ from his title as president of New College of Florida

New College of Florida Interim President Richard Corcoran made his case for the permanent job to students and employees.
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USF Students protest DeSantis’ attacks on DEI in Florida colleges

Today at the University of South Florida about a dozen students with Students for a Democratic Society protested a law to ban majors and minors in gender studies, Critical Race Theory, and related studies that...

USF students call for dropped charges outside State Attorney’s office

In response to 4 campus arrests earlier this month at a protest against House Bill 999, about 20 demonstrators gathered today in front of the Hillsborough County Courthouse calling for justice. [Chanting] “Justice for….Tampa 4!...

Mayor Castor makes appearance at George Floyd solidarity protest

Last Saturday afternoon about 1,000 protesters joined with the nationwide Black Lives Matter marches seeking justice for George Floyd. Large sections of Fowler avenue in Temple Terrace were blocked off. Students for a Democratic Society...
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SDS wants USF to do more to increase Black student enrollment

Tampa Bay SDS (Students for a Democratic Society) will rally on Thursday to support increasing enrollment of Black students at the University of South Florida. Our guest on WMNF’s MidPoint from Tampa Bay SDS was...
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Tampa Bay SDS destroys a mock ‘border wall’ at USF

President Donald Trump has backed off his threats to close the U.S.-Mexico border; but he’s still going full steam ahead on plans for a massive wall along the border. There’s a protest against that wall...
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SDS plans May Day and USF sanctuary campus rallies; plus, listeners react to airstrikes on Syria

On MidPoint we asked listeners their thoughts about the latest U.S. / allied missile strikes on Syria. We also spoke about some upcoming actions by Students for a Democratic Society – a May Day rally...
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What do you think of this? Want to bash a Trump piñata? Show up at USF Tuesday

If you’re looking to join a demonstration or two in the Tampa Bay area over the next several days, you’re in luck – if you oppose the policies of President Donald Trump; the Women’s Marches...
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SDS plans student walkout at USF during Trump inauguration

Donald Trump will be inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States on Friday and there will be protesters in Washington, D.C. and across the country; here in Tampa, Students for a Democratic Society...
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Protests in Tampa against Donald Trump election

Dozens of protesters chanted against Donald Trump in Ybor City Wednesday night and at least two more demonstrations are planned in Tampa Thursday evening. Taina Pantoja is with Tampa Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and...
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Tampa Mayor & Police Chief respond to Dallas shootings

Five police officers were killed by gunfire in Dallas Thursday night at a peaceful protest march protesting the shootings by police of black men in Louisiana and Minnesota; Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn called a press conference Friday morning...
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Tampa Bay SDS hosts Orlando shooting “speak out” at USF

University of South Florida students will remember the victims of the Orlando shooting with what they’re calling a “speak out” on Friday. It’s being organized by Tampa Bay Students for a Democratic Society. WMNF News...
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Students protest USF’s Bill Young building name

Student groups at the University of South Florida are once again ramping up their campaign to get Bill Young’s name taken off a campus building; they say the university should not honor the late member...

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