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The Surreal News 9-10 am Friday 10/3/14

Steve and Lew's second guest this week is Rose Roby from 15 Now Tampa chapter. She will explain why doubling the minimum wage is not just fair, but is good for the country. Right now, 40-hour per week worker earning the Florida minmum wage makes less that $17,000 per year.

But first, we will hear from Media Matters about the latest efforts by some in the media who are slanting and misrepresenting the actual news to fit a preconceived narrative.

Remember the Venice Blues Festival November 15th 11a.m. to 7 p.m.


This Is Hip - Mick Taylor | Not Tonight Josephine - Beth McKee | Judgment Day - The Pretty Things | Sugar Mama - Lauren Mitchell Band | Looking For Somebody - Snowy White | Ain't Nobody's Business - George Worthmore | Baby Lee - Gary Brooker | Boogie Down Low - Sarasota Slim | Blind Man - Maggie Bell | Screamin' & Cryin' - Mac Arnold | Man Of The World - Ian Anderson |


Backseat Driver

Sure, a co-host can feel that way sometimes. But he's holding my feet to the fire (or paws, as the case may be). 

Here are some links to resources mentioned on this week's Have You Heard?:

Books on the Nightstand (illuminating conversations about books and reading) -


Inside the New York Times Book Review Podcast - 

Renaissance SRQ - Underground and Glass

Join us on Renaissance SRQ this Thursday morning at 9am as we discuss two great shows right here in the Sarasota area. 

First up, we'll be speaking with Christopher Troksa and Alyssa Esteban from The Ringling about Thursday night's Ringling Underground event, featuring Alexander & The Grapes, Permanent Makeup, and DieAlps! We'll also be discussing the upcoming Ringling International Arts Festival.

Peace & Justice Report 9/30... 9-10am.....Ret Colonel Ann Wright

This week we'll be speaking with Ret Colonel Ann Wright, one of our leading peace activists will be talking about how bombing Isis is counterproductive and how we need a political solution not a military one    During the first half of the show we'll be speaking with Carl Dix, Carl along with Cornell West were responsible for the formation of the Stop Mass Incarceration Network.

Maternally Yours: International Babywearing Week

Join the Conversation on Tuesday September 30 at 6pm ET as we celebrate International Babywearing Week. We'll explore why wearing your baby in a carrier facilitates bonding, supports breastfeeding, and combats baby blues and postpartum depression, how to wear your baby safely with confidence, and where to celebrate International Babywearing Week in your community.

HOT ROD ROCK every Tuesday 4-6 PM

past shows archived here: for your earholes pleasure.

Stratosphere ..October 1 9t to 9.30 am

Join Statosphere hosts for a chat with Skip, a member of Alcoholics Anonymous, to talk about his hope, strength and experience with the program.

"Yesterday's Dead Today", Monday, September 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 will be posting the week's gig announcements as well, while my show's webpage remains down:

Grateful Dead
Paramount Northwest Theater,
Seattle, WA


The Sunday Folk Show with Ishmael Katz

Tune in Sunday, Sept. 28 for another installment of The Sunday "play whatever style of music I feel like' folk show.

It's a new year for the Jews and soon there will be atonement, making amends as they say in the 12 step world.

E-mail me at dj during the show to say hi; let me know you're listening or to request a song.   Then you won't need to atone.

We're going fishing; visiting some musical rivers; listening to a nice set of tunes I got to play mandolin on last week at my neighbor's music get together


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