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The Surreal News 9-10 am Friday 4/18/14

Fourteen years ago, Doris Haddock (left) known as Granny D walked across America in support of campaign finance reform. And with the Supreme Court rulings in the Citizens United and the recent McCutcheon cases never has campaign finance reform been needed more. Sarasotan Rhana Bazzini is joining Lew and Steve in the studio this week to talk about her planned trek, which is part of the Granny D Project, to Tallahassee and the importance of keeping elections about counting votes, not dollars.

Today's Tunes on Blues With The Velvet Hammer

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This Thursday on Truly Sustainable Sarasota

This Thursday, April 17th, from 9:00-10:00am, we'll be talking with WSLR Programming Committee Chair, Jason Boehk, about issues associated with Florida Power and Light's Smart Meters, and Susie Bowie, Director of Nonprofit Strategy for the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, about their upcoming Giving Partner Challenge.

stratosphere..april 16..9am to 10

Join hosts, Nancy and Andrea for a community oriented show to discuss Dignified Transportation for Seniors.  This program provides a sustainable solution to the transportation needs of seniors and the visually impaired. Later in the show Sondra Holmes, Coordinator for Community Impact, United Way, will join us to talk about the ReadingPals Program.

Maternally Yours: International Adoption

Join the Conversation on Tuesday, April 15th at 6:00pm ET as we wrap up our three part series on adoption with a look at the process, the politics, and the parenting that goes along with adopting internationally. We will be joined by local adoptive parents Nick DiLorenzo and Tara Eschenbach, and hear a pre-recorded interview with Kathryn Joyce, author of The Child Catchers: Rescue, Trafficking and The New Gospel. Have a question for our hosts or guests?


This coming Sat. 4/19/14 is "RECORD STORE DAY"!  So all vinyl  for this one. From the pop and hiss of  well love favorites to the warm tone of some new issues. Vatican Records will be calling in to let us all in on the skinny of just what Record Store Day is . Only 45's and 78's today, butt check out Dr Nick's 33.3 on Wed. at noon for the big sounds of the LP's. Several pairs of tickets to the Desoto Speedway to give away. RECORDS ROCK !



On The Red Couch – Civil Rights Series with Neil Phillips, Founder of Visible Men, Part II

Please join us on The Red Couch THIS SATURDAY, APRIL 19 AT 9:00 AM!!
The Red Couch is an Internet talk show created by Rachel Schaeffer featuring women and men who share their secrets for living a happy and successful life. Its mission is to inspire people to feel connected and to celebrate their power.

"Yesterday's Dead Today", Monday, Apr. 14th, 7-9pm

"There is NOTHING like a Grateful Dead Concert!"

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

Next on "Indigenous In Music" this Saturday 3 to 5, April 12th 2014 "Gary Small and the Coyote Brothers"

IinM welcomes back Gary Small for a interview.  Gary is an accomplished guitarist and vocalist, raised in the wilds of Montana and Wyoming. Small is a member of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe whose reservation resides in remote Southeast Montana to the east of the Little Bighorn Battlefield. Small takes great pride in his heritage and talks of his roots proudly and with confidence. 

The Sunday Folk Show with Ishmael Katz

Sunday Folk Show  11am-1pm  April 13:  pre-birthday special songs; early Earth Day and more

Ever wonder what songs were playing on the radio or victrola when you were crawling around as a baby.   songs that might of seeped into your little mind and set the tone for future loves, musically?  I did...listen to what I found out.


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