Ybor City

Exploring the culinary delights of Ybor City: A foodie’s weekend itinerary for Tropical Heatwave

We’re just a few days away from the spectacular musical extravaganza! Tropical Heatwave in the Cuban Club at Ybor City! Get ready to experience an incredible lineup featuring 17 bands across 3 electrifying stages, plus...

Tampa City Council delays vote on controversial youth curfew

Listen: The Tampa City Council unanimously decided to delay a vote on a youth curfew. The controversial proposal came after last year’s shooting in Ybor City, where two people were killed and sixteen were injured....
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The Scoop: Thurs., December 7, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

University presidents criticize government interference The American Association of University Professors released a report criticizing political interference in Florida’s higher-education system, taking issue with several laws signed by DeSantis in 2022, including changes to tenure...
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The Scoop: Thurs., November 9, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Mother of gun violence victim The funeral for 20-year-old Harrison Boonstoppel will take place tonight. 14 yr. old Elijah Wilson also died in the gunfire on Oct. 29th. In response to the shooting, Tampa Mayor...
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The Scoop: Mon., November 6, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Police presence in Ybor City 100 officers were patrolling in their vehicles, on foot, by bike, and on horseback in Ybor over the weekend. Two sixteen-year-olds were arrested for felonies. Police made nine other felony...
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The Scoop: Fri., November 3, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Special session Amid a rise in anti-Semitism and the war between Israel and Hamas, Florida lawmakers plan to help bolster security by flowing $25 million into Jewish day schools and preschools and another $10 million...
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The Scoop: Thurs., November 2, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Palestinian refugee camp bombed again Fierce fighting between Israeli forces and Palestinian fighters is being reported as the bombardment of the occupied territory in northern Gaza and Gaza City intensifies. Israel’s bombing of the Jabalia...
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Florida Museum of Photographic Arts joins growing arts scene in Ybor City

Two of the leaders of the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts appeared on WMNF WaveMakers June 27 to discuss moving to the Kress Building in Ybor City after a decade in downtown Tampa.
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Tampa’s Darryl Shaw, Manny Leto and Tom DeGeorge discuss latest changes in Ybor City

Ybor City is in yet another season of change, and Tampa developer Darryl Shaw is on the forefront of headlines surrounding the transition. He—along with public historian and club owner Tom DeGeorge—join us on air...

Thank you for an amazing Tropical Heatwave!

WMNF is bursting with gratitude for all who made Tropical Heatwave 2023  a huge success. To our volunteers To the volunteer organizers, the decorators, the posters, the sharers, the creators, the drivers, the engineers, and...

Tropical Heatwave 2023 Highlights Slideshow

Enjoy these amazing shots from Tropical Heatwave 2023 at The Cuban Club in Ybor City, Tampa. Check the WMNF Instagram and Facebook pages for more photos! Photo credits: Tracy May Photography, Erika Flaskamp

No Pasarán! The Ybor City women who fought fascism

Women's political activism in Ybor City, Florida and their fight against fascism at home and abroad during the time of the Spanish Civil War.

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