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-- is our guest this week on Have You Heard? Yes, he’s a Columbia University scholar. However, the discussion’s anything but academic!  Hope you enjoy and Happy New Year!


And remember, at just five minutes, you "don't have to make it your life's work."

HotRodRock " All Live Recordings Day " 4-6 PM Tues.

All LIVE recordings today. Gearing up for my 2015 resolution to be part of more live music in the coming year. First hour is parts of two WSLR concerts from 2007.(Big coodo's to Mark Binder for recording and cataloging all the shows over the years!) Second hour some of my favorite songs recorded LIVE! Full playlist:
Arlene intro 0:28 Hacienda brothers
south of lonesome 2:42 Hacienda brothers
leavin' on my mind 3:52 Hacienda brothers

Maternally Yours: Year in Review

Join the Conversation on Tuesday, December 30th as we reflect on 2014 in our first annual Year in Review letter. We'll listen to clips from our favorite shows throughout the year and reminisce on the stories that made headlines in maternal child health. Have a question for our hosts or guests? Please email us or post to our Facebook page.

"Yesterday's Dead Today", Monday, December 29th, 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, while my show's webpage remains down:

New Riders Of The Purple Sage
Bearsville Theater
Woodstock, N.Y.

SBD>Rec Out>Tascam HD-P2

Seen Enough of Santa Lately???

Join the WSLR Friday Morning Breakfast Bar 7-9am.  On the air in Sarasota at 96.5 FM. Stream it at or use one of the free apps for Apple/Adndriod devices.

The Surreal News 9-10 am Friday 12/26/14

This will be last Surreal News show of the year and in an effort to remember what a great year it was,  Lew and Steve will be joined by Tom Walker (left), chairman of the board of WSLR who will remind us of some of the stuff that happened at the station this year.

And what would the Surreal News be without all the terrific guests who shared their knowlege with us. Lew and Steve will remember some of those guests that made the show both informative and fun this year.


Do We Need Christmas Music From Local Musicians?

Join with me in making this happen!  Every year, I promise myself I'm going to work on this idea, and now it's just time.  I'm not going to let it go, just forget about it.  I travel around, hear musicians singing their favorite Christmas songs, and it's time we recorded them.

Stay tuned for details.  I like the idea of putting together a CD featuring bands and musicians from Sarasota and Bradenton, each doing their selected Christmas song.  It could be sold, and profits donated to one of the many organizations that feed the hungry, clothe the homeless. 

Avoiding (a lump of) Coal

Here at Have You Heard? my co-host has confused receiving a lump of coal at Christmas with reducing carbon emissions(see photo). He’s busy doing his part by making sure he doesn’t see Santa arrive. This week’s show is a gift from us to you and best wishes for happy celebrating.


HYH? Tonight (circa 6:25) and Friday circa 8:55am. Amen.

Spend Christmas With Us

Tune your radio to WSLR this Christmas morning at 9am as Renaissance SRQ plays some of our favorite Christmas songs that you may have never heard before. We will be taking calls from those who want to wish Sarasota a Merry Christmas so make sure the studio number, 941-954-8636, is in your speed dial.

Maternally Yours: Third Annual Holiday Music Spectacular

Join the Conversation Tuesday, December 23rd at 6pm as Ryan and her sweet family continue a tradition 3 years in the making. Celebrate the Holidays with songs and stories of the season! Have a favorite holiday tune to request? Have a question for our hosts or guests? Please email us or post to our Facebook page.


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