Anna Paulina Luna talks Israel, impeachment and Pinellas beach restoration

St. Pete’s representative in the U.S. House, Anna Paulina Luna, was a last-minute guest on this week’s episode of WMNF's The Skinny.
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U.S. Rep. Anna Paulina Luna, in a white suit, with a microphone in her right hand.

A surprising statistic sparks concern for the endangered Florida panther

The Florida Panther is our state’s official animal and one of the most endangered mammals in the country. WMNF's Chris Young reports.
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What we know about the latest possible tear in a Mosaic gypstack liner at its New Wales plant in Florida

There’s a possible leak of water at a Polk County phosphogypsum stack owned by the giant fertilizer company Mosaic.
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Pinellas County emergency beach restoration projected to cost over $20 million

The county’s new emergency beach restoration project is projected to cost upwards of $20 million dollars. WMNF's Chris Young reports.
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A law professor & scientist ask for a halt to a dredging project that could harm Puerto Rico coral reefs

Coral reefs in Puerto Rico may be threatened by a proposed dredging project. On Tuesday Cafe a scientist and a law professor say why.
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Myakka Ranch in Manatee County one step closer to state protection

Myakka Ranch in Manatee County is one step closer to getting state protection. WMNF's Chris Young reports.
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Florida Legislature approves using radioactive phosphogypsum in roads; environmental groups urge the governor to veto

The Florida Senate gave final approval to a bill that could allow radioactive phosphogypsum in road construction; Environmentalists are urging Ron DeSantis to veto HB 1191 because of concerns over "water quality and public health."

MidPoint: The 2023 Tampa Municipal Election and New Proposed Vote Reform Legislation

The results of the Tampa municipal elections are in and there is more new, pending voting legislation coming from Tallahassee that may make it harder to register and vote.

MidPoint on Tort Reform: Big Changes for Insurance Companies May Be Your Undoing

Tort Reform: Big Changes for Insurance Companies May Be Your Undoing
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Florida’s new 6-week abortion ban explained

The Florida House passed and Governor Ron DeSantis quietly signed a law that outlaws most abortions in Florida after six weeks.
Kenny Coogan and Anni Ellis, hosts of Sustainable Living

Seriously Sustainable Living

When you listen to Kenny Coogan and Anni Ellis on WMNF’s Sustainable Living show, you hear the perspectives of two very knowledgeable, but delightfully different hosts. Together they offer a compelling balance of yin and...
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New College of Florida, academic freedom and HB 999

A New College of Florida professor talks about changes at New College and bills in the Florida Legislature that impact higher education.

WMNF’s daily digest of news headlines for Friday, March 24th, 2023

Daily digest of news for Friday March 24th of 2023.

MidPoint: What’s Scaring Florida Media?

Journalist Ben Montgomery was fired by Axios Media for calling out a DeSantis press agent for sending out propaganda, not press releases. Why are journalists afraid to speak the truth to power?

Florida legislators on why they voted for or against HB1 – universal vouchers for private schools

A universal school voucher bill (HB 1 / SB 202) is sailing through the Florida legislature.

WMNF’s daily digest of news headlines for Friday, March 17th, 2023

WMNF’s daily digest of news headlines for Friday, March 17th, 2023
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Black Power 96 radio responds to its grant being revoked by Pinellas County Commission

The Pinellas County Commission voted to take away funding that it approved last year for Black Power 96 radio; we speak with Akile Anai.

How bad are things for transgender kids in Florida? This mother is moving her family out of state

A Tampa Bay area mother says she is moving out of Florida with her transgender daughter because of policies championed by Gov. DeSantis.

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