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Non-binary Florida teacher falls victim to “Don’t Say Gay” expansion law, fired for using ‘Mx.’ title

A physics teacher at Florida Virtual School was fired last month for using a gender-neutral title in class.
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New initiative sends free banned books to Floridians

Florida is one of the top states in the nation for book bans in schools. One organization is sending banned books to Floridians for free.
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New College of Florida trustees approve $1.3 million/year contract for controversial president Richard Corcoran

New College of Florida President Richard Corcoran is set to earn up to $1.3 million per year in salary and benefits in a five-year contract.
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New College of Florida’s business plan is “not financially viable” according to a UF business school professor

UF business faculty: A business plan outlining sweeping changes at New College of Florida is “not financially viable” in its current state.
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PragerU: Would you let your kids see it?

Florida’s Department of Education recently announced the approval of “supplemental teaching materials” from PragerU. In the announcement, state education officials maintained that the new K-12 curriculum from “PragerU Kids,” aligns with Florida’s “revised civics and...
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A non-profit is trying to save manatees by restoring seagrass

Seagrass is in decline around Florida, including Tampa and Sarasota bays, and that’s proven deadly for manatees. Tom Ries is trying to do something about that.
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Nonprofit brings beach access mat to Clearwater beach

A local nonprofit is making the beach more accessible for people with disabilities. According to a press release from Help Us Gather (HUG), a 372-foot-long mobility mat will open at Sand Key Park this Friday....
WMNF Daily news digest, called "The Scoop"

The Scoop: WMNF’s daily digest of news headlines for Thursday, April 27th, 2023

New College of Florida professors denied tenure New College of Florida’s board of trustees declined to grant tenure to five veteran faculty members last night, a controversial move critics say stems from inappropriate interference from...
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Electric vehicle owners gather on Earth Day to accelerate green transition

A group of electric vehicle owners from the Tampa Bay area gathered on Earth Day to encourage more people to drive electric. Over 20 electric vehicles were displayed in the parking lot at Ford’s Garage...

New artificial reef to create more opportunities for anglers, divers in Pinellas County

The Pinellas County Department of Solid Waste is planning to deploy a new artificial reef after receiving a grant in January from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
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Tampa Bay lost thousands of acres of seagrass, study shows

Listen: According to a new study, the Tampa Bay has lost thousands of acres of seagrass in only two years. “Tampa Bay has lost more than 4,000 acres, or 12% of its seagrasses. That’s a...
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UT study of seagrass in Tampa Bay plus Arts4AllFlorida competition for young artists with disabilities

A U. of Tampa professor talks about his research on seagrass in Tampa Bay and Arts4AllFlorida talks about artists with disabilities.

PURE or “Toilet to Tap”? What’s Going in Tampa’s Drinking Water?

The Mayor calls it "PURE." The Tampa City Council calls it "Toilet To Tap." It is the plan to mix highly treated wastewater with the City's drinking water by 2032. Environmentalists and neighborhood activists strongly...

Sustainable Living: 9 principles for a Florida friendly property

This week we talked with Lynn Barber and Julia Palaschak about the 9 principles for a Florida Friendly property.

Sustainable Living: Native Plants and Wildlife

Today on Sustainable Living, we had guest Craig Huegel. We talked about native plants and wildlife AND the USF Botanical Garden.
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Over 20 anti-abortion pregnancy centers operate in Tampa Bay, partially funded by Florida taxpayers

Listen to this story At least 21 anti-abortion clinics, with names like “Foundations of Life” and “A Woman’s Place,” operate in the Tampa Bay, region marketing themselves as pregnancy care centers or “pregnancy resource centers.”...

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