Author: Lew Lorini

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For the last show of the year, Steve and Lew will be joined by former guest hosts Francis Scheuer and Glen Gibellina (above). Francis will update us on what to expect at WSLR, WBPV, and Forgartyville in the upcoming year. Glen will fill us in on his latest project; building affordable housing units from used […]

Among the thorniest problems facing the country and society is a lack of affordable housing. Here in Sarasota a large percentage of the population currently spend close to half their wages on a place to stay. That is unsustainable for a number of reasons, not the least of which is that those folks are usually […]

This Friday the 13th will be your lucky day if you decide to tune in The Surreal News. Steve and Lew will be hosting Anna Eskamani (above) Florida House Rep. from District 47 covering the greater Orlando area who will provide a preview of what to expect from the upcoming legislative session. What will be […]

It is the day after Thanksgiving and rather than support the sale of unnecessary plastic objects and the commercialization of all we know on Black Friday, tune into the Surreal News to learn this week about injustices around the world with Leonardo Flores (above), Latin American Campaign Coordinator for Code Pink. Code Pink is a […]

At the beginning of his term, Governor Ron DeSantis, made some noises that sounded like he may reverse the anti-public school and teacher policies of the Florida legislature, but, alas, it was only incoherent babble. Fedrick Ingram (above) President of the Florida Education Association (FEA), the largest public teacher’s union in the state will join […]

Foreign policy has never been this improbable and needing explanation. Who better to dissect the events of the day and offer predications of the long term effects of those situations than Mel Goodman (above), former CIA analyst, author, and educator. With impeachable offenses being committed in Ukraine and the shameless abandonment of the Kurds to […]

The people spoke loud and clear in the 2018 election when about 65 percent of the Florida electorate instructed the government to reinstate voting rights to about 1.5 million Floridians who had committed a felony and completed their sentences. Amendment 4, as it was named on the ballot, was necessary to correct the egregious injustice […]

While the legalization of marijuana both medical and recreational get the big headlines, perhaps in the long run a more transformative cannabis product will be hemp. The cousin of marijuana has no psychoactive qualities but has been used for everything from making rope to building materials and is easy, and environmentally friendly, to produce. Jeff […]

In case you haven’t noticed, whistleblowers are all over the news this week. Joining Steve and Lew will not be just one guest offering inside and historical information about whistleblowing but two. First, Dr. Allison Stanger (above), Middlebury College professor and author will discuss her latest book Whistleblowers: Honesty in America from Washington to Trump. […]

Although the people of Florida spoke loud and clear about the need to legalize medical marijuana in 2016, the implementation of the way the medicine would be dispensed has been a fight from the start. The legislature made clear its opposition to the referendum that accomplished something they refused to do in what was the […]


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