July selection starts on Dec. 12 in the trial of the Tampa 5 protesters, five women facing a mix of misdemeanor and felony charges including disrupting a school or campus function and resisting an officer without violence, plus battery on a law enforcement officer. Three of the women—Lauren Pinero, Gia Davila, Chrisley Carpio—joined WMNF Tampa public affairs program “The Skinny” to discuss recent developments in their lives, the trial, getting support from as far as Los Angeles, and what the next few weeks mean for free speech in Florida. Learn more about them via defendthetampa5.org.
On the second half of the show, businessman and former Tampa mayoral candidate Topher Morrison—along with his dog Macie—joined in to talk about their time overseas as he earned a MBA from Oxford University, plus his future in the Bay area. And, no, he’s not running for mayor again.