Author: Tom Walker

Our guest this Wednesday at 9am will be Philip Tavill. He’s the CEO of Children First, the provider of Head Start services here in Sarasota County. Head Start serves at-risk and economically vulnerable families with young children. It’s a program tailored for children three to five years of age which provides early education, health, dental, […]

This Wednesday at 9am we’ll interview the Chair of Patriotic Millionaires, Morris Pearl. Mr. Pearl was the Managing Director at BlackRock, one of the largest investment firms in the world, Patriotic Millionaires “share a profound concern about the destabilizing level of economic and political inequality in America, the root cause of our current social unrest. We […]

This Wednesday, May 11 at 9am, we’ll talk to Sarasota’s new Chief of Police, Rex Troche. Troche, who began his career with the Sarasota Police Department in 2002, has served as the interim chief since August 2021. He will serve as Sarasota’s 13th police chief and its first Hispanic chief. We’ll talk about such things as […]

This Wednesday at 9am we’ll talk to Trey Kay, the host of the West Virginia Public Broadcasting podcast “Us and Them” which explores all sides of the cultural issues that too often divide us. Some background: In 2009, Trey produced the radio documentary “The Great Textbook War,” which was honored with a George Foster Peabody Award, […]

On April 27 at 9am on the Peace & Justice Report we’ll celebrate local reporting by talking to Bob’s good friend, Joe Hendrix. Joe writes for the Anna Maria Island Sun and also has his own website, the Sunshine Gazette. See his recent stories here.  We’ll talk about things like Mote Marine on City Pier […]

Tomorrow, Wednesday, April 20 at 9am, we’ll first hear our usual report on the Florida legislature from Jim Saunders, Executive Director of the News Service of Florida. Then we’ll hear a report from Allan Mestel about his trip to the Polish border to photograph and interview refugees from Ukraine. See some of his photos HERE. […]

This Wednesday, April 13 at 9am, our first guest will be United Faculty of Florida President Andrew Gothard. In August 2021, United Faculty of Florida joined the federal lawsuit against the state of Florida regarding HB 233. Passed during the 2021 legislative session, HB 233 was “designed to chill the First and Fourteenth Amendment rights and […]

This Wednesday, April 6 at 9am on Peace & Justice, we’ll talk to Brock Leach, a retired CEO of Frito-Lay North America and Tropicana—a PepsiCo company – and now a Community Minister of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Sarasota. Brock has proposed a series of steps which he feels will heal some of our political divisions. […]

Our first guest on Wednesday March 30 at 9am will be Walter L. Gilbert, III. Mr. Gilbert will talk about the historically African American communities of Newtown and Overtown (the latter now called the Rosemary District). A long-time resident and community leader, Mr. Gilbert also narrates the trolley tours of Newtown. Our second guests will talk […]

This Wednesday our first guest will be Joe Bonasia, Vice-Chair and Southwest Florida Regional Director of the Florida Rights of Nature Network, a non-profit organization that “guides, supports, and encourages efforts to legally recognize and enforce the rights of nature and the right of communities to a healthy environment through self-government at the city, county, […]

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