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The Surreal News 9-10 am Friday 8/28/15

And the beat goes on, nearly a year after the League of Women Voters and Common Cause won a lawsuit compelling the Florida legislature to redraw voting districts, the issue is back in court. League president Pamela Goodman (left) will try to explain to Steve and Lew why.

Later, longtime Sarasota environmentalist Jono Miller will be in the studio to talk about the recent Sarasota County Commission decision to allow hunting on public lands.

Picks from the Library

TONIGHT... SPIRIT OF PUNK plays "Pics from the Library"....
9 - 11pm east coast time
6 - 8 pm west coast time
stream live at 
96.5 fm radio wslr out of sarasota

Stratrosphere Sarasota Weds Aug 26th 9-9:30am

Suncoast Waterkeeper Andy Mele joins the hosts of Stratosphere Sarasota for a passionate discussion on local environmental issue including dredging of big pass and strip mining of a 270 acre strawberry farm. 

HotRodRock Every Tues 4-6 PM

click the link while listening to HRR for full effect.



From Farm to School to Fork to Summit


Join Steve and Gonzo this Thursday on Renassaince SRQ as we talk about local food.

How much of your food is grown locally? If you're eating stuff that's got to be shipped in, you may not know what you're really missing out on. Find out how Florida can help feed you and yours.

First up, Malory Foster will be joining us to talk about her year of heading the Farm to School Program for Sarasota County Schools.

Maternally Yours: Mama Guilt

Join the Conversation on Tuesday, Aug 25th at 6:00 p.m. ET as we discuss the ultimate trigger in "mama guilt"- balancing a passion for your career with dedication to young kids. We'll be having a group discussion with the ultimate experts- real mothers- on how they do, and do not, balance it all.  Have a question for our hosts or guests?

"Yesterday's Dead Today", Monday, August 24th, 7-9pm

"There is NOTHING like a Grateful Dead Concert!"

I'll be posting full setlists from now on, so scroll down...and I'll be posting the week's gig announcements as well:

Grateful Dead
Berkeley Community Theatre
Berkeley, CA


All transfers (including the patch) were done by Charlie Miller

Just two shows before the vaunted 8/27/72 Veneta, and its reviews are just as

The Surreal News 9-10 am Friday 8/21/15

The Clean Power Plan, a rule recently issued by EPA, promises to lower carbon pollution from all kinds of "dirty" energy sources and promote cleaner, renewable sources, but some in Congress don't like it. David Arkush (left) from Public Citizen favors the rule and joins Steve and Lew to tell us why.

Later, author Lou Manzo, our citizen reporter in New Jersey will tell us about the state of Chris Christy's waning presidential aspirations and what happens next.

Up With People, Smart On Energy

Join us this Thursday at 9am on Renaissance SRQ as we talk about Up With People and the Home Energy Diet.

First up, we'll be speaking with Angel Cancino, who is in Venice to prepare the way for the upcoming performances by educational and arts phenomenon Up With People, celebrating their 50th year of delivering a common message of hope and goodwill to people around the world.

Maternally Yours: Count the Kicks

Join the Conversation on Tuesday, August 18th at 6:00 p.m. ET as Dana and Ryan learn about kick counting from Sarah Sirianni, a Count the Kicks Ambassador. Count the Kicks is a public health campaign that encourages expectant parents to monitor their baby's movements in the third trimester of pregnancy.


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