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"From the Mountains and Beyond" Monday June 29th. 4-6pm

"From the Mountains and Beyond" welcomes special guest "Live" in Studio "Michael Reno Harrell" Michael Reno Harrell is an award winning songwriter, as well as a veteran storyteller and entertainer, and he’s from the South… the Southern Appalachian Mountains to hone it a bit finer. Michael's recordings top the Americana Music Association charts year after year. His original songs and stories have been described as “Appalachian grit and wit” but, as his writing shows, Michael’s awareness is much broader than the bounds of his boyhood home or even the Southern Experience.

The Surreal News 9-10 am Friday 6/26/15

Author John Potash is joining Lew and Steve this week to talk about his book Drugs As Weapons Against Us,  which exposes the use of drugs by the CIA to subvert  political activists over the years. Later, Ladd Everitt (left) communications director for the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence will comment on the murders in Charleston which are yet another tragedy that may have been prevented by rational gun control legislature opposed by the NRA. at 9 am ...july 1

Join hosts, nancy and andrea for a conversation with ed straight, We will review bird rescue techniques and the goal and mission of wildlife. education and citizen participation.

Urbanite Theatre and the Marbut/Applebee combo

Tune in to Renaissance SRQ this Thursday at 9am as we speak with Harry Lipstein, owner of the Urbanite Theatre, about this edgy new black box theatre in downtown Sarasota.

Also listen in for our interview with Robert Marbut and Sarasota County Homeless Coordinator Wayne Applebee on how Sarasota is progressing with our homeless issues.

If you want to catch up on any Renaissance SRQ shows you may have missed, visit

Maternally Yours: Absent Fathers

Join the conversation on Tuesday, June 23rd at 6 pm ET as we go back to an episode about the complexity of growing up fatherless. Social science research shows that children do better in two parent households, yet one in three American children live at home without a dad. We'll explore the perspectives of both children and mothers left behind by an absentee father, and learn about the profound ramifications of lifelong parental rejection. Have a question for our hosts or guests?

"Yesterday's Dead Today", Monday, June 22nd, 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:

Before tonight’s broadcast, a small tribute to Phil Austin, of The Firesign
Theater, who passed away the other day at 73. This is one of my favorite
scenes, from “While Waiting For The Electrician Or Somebody Like Him”:

W.C. Fields Forever

Grateful Dead
Soldier Field
Chicago, IL

Eclectricity (The Sunday Folk Show with Ishmael Katz)

Join me this Sunday, June 21 for the Summer Solstice (12.38pm) with songs about summer plus a bevy of beautiful artists celebrating birthdays or who passed away June 15-22.  E-mail me during the show at with requests or to say hi 'I'm listening.'  If you know of a good summer solstice song let me know .  Turn on, tune in and don't drop what you're doing (it's only need your ears)  Americans, countrymen and women....lend me your ears from 11am-1pm.


tonight SPIRIT OF PUNK thursday 6 -18-15 "The John Lydon Show" to stream live
The John Lydon show.  
9 - 11pm east coast time
6 - 8pm west coast time
In celebration of his new book "Anger is an Energy" he is feature artist for the show tonight. He is one great artist of our generation not to mention an old acquaintance of mine from my Virgin Records Days in NYC.

The Surreal News 9-10 am Friday 6/19/15

Circus Sarasota's Summer Circus just started its annual run and Pedro Reis (left), its founder, is joining Lew and Steve this week to tell us what to expect from this year's show.

Later, Deborah Dion, State Director for Citizen's Trade Campaign in Florida for Public Citizen will discuss the affect the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement could have on labor in America.

" IT'S OFFICIAL " HotRodRock 4-6 PM Every Tuesday

Rockabilly, Psychobilly , and anything else you can put a billy at the end off. It is Christians birthday , give a call and welcome him aboard and a happy birthday on the same dime.


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