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Earlier this year, a viral video of an altercation between the Sarasota Police Department (SPD) and Newtown resident, Chad Washington, was shared across social media. Today, we’re speaking with members of ANSWER Suncoast with an update on the case. We are also speaking with Sarasota County Schools on enrolled students without a permanent address–and efforts […]

Florida Governor Rick Scott declared a “state of emergency” for seven counties in Florida–one of which is Sarasota. In this installment of the Critical Times, we speak with several experts in the area on the presence of red tide in the area. MOTE Marine Laboratory researcher, Dr. Tracy Fanara, speaks on the science behind red […]

It is with a heavy heart that we share with our supporters the passing of Eve Prang Plews, former host of No Nonsense Nutrition, and longtime supporter of community radio.  Eve was a dynamo and font of wisdom when it came to nutrition and healing.  Even though she was no longer hosting a show at WSLR, she […]

WSLR 96.5 LP-FM is a non profit, community radio station located at 525 Kumquat Ct in Sarasota, Florida. We want YOU to apply for an internship this fall to work with us! If interested, send us an email at NEWS@WSLR.ORG  to apply!  Here’s what we’re looking for: PRODUCTION ASSISTANT You’ll help produce content for our […]

  The primary election was this past Tuesday, August 28th and the results are in! We’ll be breaking down those election results with you.  Later, Supervisor of Elections, Ron Turner, is here to take a deeper look at those election results with us. It’s all coming up this evening at 6 PM and again on […]

  In the midst of controversy surrounding the usage of North Sarasota Library as an early voting location in Newtown, a “Souls to the Polls” event seeks to increase the turnout of African-American voters in Sarasota county. Florida Gubernatorial candidate, Andrew Gillum, arrives to Newtown as part of his “Bring it Home” Bus Tour around […]

The Critical Times sat down with all 8 candidates for the Sarasota County School Board.  Two of these seats will be decided in the August 28th primary.   Be an educated voter.   Full interviews can be found here:  https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/sarasotamatters.

Gavette has been a member of the Pine View School Pine View Association (PTO equivalent) for 10 years, a parent liaison, a homeroom parent and participant on Pine View’s Shared Decision-Making Team. She also has served on the Pine View School Advisory Council for 10 years.  She sat down last week in the WSLR Studios […]

On July 26th, The Detail welcomed School Board Candidate Nick Guy to the WSLR studios.  Guy is challenging incumbent Bridget Ziegler for the District 1 School Board Seat.  The School Board race is nonpartisan and all voters are eligible to vote.  As there are only two candidates running, this race will be determined in August.  […]

On July 19th, The Detail welcomed School Board Candidate Jane Goodwin to the WSLR studios.  Jane currently serves on the Sarasota School Board and is seeking re-election this year.  She has three challengers.  The primary election will be held on August 28th.  If any candidate receives more that 50% of the vote in August they […]