Recent Interviews

MP3 Link Air Date Description
01/24/2014 Local and state news, airs Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 6 pm.
01/24/2014 Airs MWF at 6 pm, local and state news.
01/21/2014 Join co-hosts Don Thompson and Arlene Sweeting as they discuss various events happening in Sarasota for VDAY 2014.
08/02/2013 Clemons talked with us about her struggle to bring her son justice.
12/06/2012 Part One of the Dec. 5 Local Matters show featured Sarasota City Commission candidate and former Ad Hoc Police Panel Member Susan Chapman discussing the culture and state of a Sarasota Police Department that has found itself in the news of late for allegations of excessive use of force and "bum hunting" in regard to some officer's interactions with the homeless. Part two of this week's show featured a visit with Nancy Page, from the First Step recovery and detox facility in Sarasota.
11/30/2012 A piece of software called Transparency 2.0 that is intended to make the Florida legislature's budget dealings more transparent –– which has cost taxpayers so far at least $4.5 million and will cost another $500,000 to complete –– may no longer be implemented by the state legislature. For more on this topic, we spoke with Dan Krassner, Executive Director of Integrity Florida –– a nonprofit, nonpartisan research institute and government watchdog organization –– who, as of Tuesday, Nov. 27, has had an opportunity to test the software.
11/28/2012 On Tuesday, November 27, the Sarasota/Manatee/Desoto Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, or ACLU, held a press conference about, as the press release states “recent disturbing discoveries regarding the treatment of homeless individuals by City of Sarasota police officers.”
10/24/2012 County Commissioner Christine Robinson appeared on the Oct. 17 Local Matters show. She discussed her appointment to the county commission, her accomplishments and points of view pertaining to many county issues and explained why she is seeking another term in office.
10/17/2012 Commissioner Caragiulo discusses the City Charter Amendments that will be on the general election ballot.
10/17/2012 Commissioner Turner discusses the City Charter Amendments that will be on the general election ballot.
10/11/2012 Sarasota County Council of Neighborhood Assns. Amendment Meeting 10-08-12