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As cannabis and cannabinoid products become legal in more places and more available, the public needs accurate, up-to-date information about them. Courtney Collins (above), Education Director for The Realm of Caring Foundation will join Steve and Lew to talk about how that non-profit organization is working to provide that guidance to individuals and families. In […]

Joining Steve and Lew is Surreal News regular and favorite explainer of all things foreign policy, Mel Goodman (above). Goodman is a senior fellow at the Center for International Policy and a professor of government at Johns Hopkins University.  A former CIA analyst, Goodman is the author of Failure of Intelligence: The Decline and Fall […]

The world of local or community journalism is in bad shape these days. Since 2004 about 20 percent of daily newspapers in this country have stopped printing, leaving 200,000 newsroom employees without work and at least 900 communities without anyone covering local news. Having worked at small newspapers in New England, I have an clear […]

Steve and Lew welcome back activist and organizer Cathy Bryant from Action Together Suncoast, a local grassroots political action organization that stands in solidarity to protect the rights that have already been won and to fight for human rights and civil rights. The first time Cathy was on, we were talking about the Women’s March […]

When Ron DeSantis narrowly defeated Andrew Gillum in the governor’s race running basically as a Trump clone, it portended a potentially disturbing agenda in all areas of government but none more apprehensive than public school policy. His first move, appointing former House Speaker Richard Corcoran and known advocate of for-profit charter schools, confirmed the worst […]

Although unemployment statistics are at an all-time low, that does not mean all things are well in the world of work. Employers complain that they cannot find employees with needed skills and some people in the workforce need additional skills to get better jobs that pay more. Solving those problems is the mission of CareerSource […]

The Move to Amend Coalition has been working to add an amendment to The Constitution that would overturn the 2010 Supreme Court decision in Citizens United vs Federal Elections Commission that ruled in favor of the plaintiff which essentially bestowed upon corporations the same rights as natural citizens. Keyan Bliss (above) a Grassroots Coordinator for […]

In our polarized political landscape perhaps no issue inspires more passionate debate than the one over a woman’s right to choose. That being said, it would seem that accurate reporting on that issue should be important, just be sure no one gets the wrong idea about what is true (not to say that accuracy of […]

Newly-elected governor Ron DeSantis turned some heads this week announcing a slew of major water policy reforms to address the red-tide and blue-algae debacles that plagued the state for most of last year. And, in a particularly un-Republican move, he plans to appoint a “Chief Science Officer” to coordinate all these grand fixes of environmental […]

While most of the news talk this week has centered on the government shut down and the need for a “big and beautiful” wall to protect our southern border (secure our borders! darn it!), the Trump administration has been up to other mischief in recent weeks .  Joining Steve and Lew to explain some of […]