Author: Tom Walker

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This Wednesday we’ll have in the studio attorneys Adam Tebrugge and Tracy Pratt. Adam will discuss the current prison situation in Florida and possible reforms to be considered in this legislative session, including minimum mandatory safety valves and the recording all interrogations. Other goals: release old and sick prisoners, allow inmates gain time for rehabilitation. […]

This Wednesday, December 4 at 9am, we’ll have in the studio Carol Lerner of Protect Our Public Schools (POPS) Manasota. She’ll talk about the upcoming Florida legislative session and the event at Fogartyville December 10. Then we’ll have on the phone Phyllis Bennis of the Institute for Policy Studies. Phyllis directs the New Internationalism Project […]

This coming Wednesday, November 27, at 9am, we’ll have in the studio Claire Snyder-Hall, Chair of Sarasota-Charlotte County Chapter of the Democratic Progressive Caucus of Florida. We’ll discuss Medicare for All – how it works and how we can pay for it. Bernie Sanders talks about those options here. On the second half of the […]

Our first guests this coming Wednesday, November 20, at 9am will be our old friend Andy Worthington talking about why we should close Guantanamo. It has been open for more than 6,520 days! Another friend of the show concerned about Guantanamo is Debra Sweet. Her website is World Can’t Wait. Our second guest will be […]

This Wednesday we’ll talk about cash bail, and our guest will be Public Defender Larry Eger. Larry is the Public Defender for the 12th Judicial Circuit which includes Sarasota, Manatee and DeSoto counties. When I toured the Sarasota county jail recently, I was told that seventy-five percent of the people in jail were awaiting trial. […]

Wednesday morning at 9am we had as our guest the amazing activist Adrien Lucas. We discussed both the upcoming decisions for the land adjacent to the Celery Fields and also the ongoing attempt by county commissioners to change the boundaries of the Sarasota County Commission districts. Listen to it on the archives! Good information about […]

This Wednesday we’ll talk to Jenni Casale, a founding member of Action Together Suncoast, one of the many Indivisible groups in our area. But she’s also the author of the popular blog Democracy Alive, a fact-based discussion of current and controversial issues. We’ll talk about her writing and the concerns all of us have for […]

This Wednesday we’ll talk in the studio to Bruce Rodgers, Executive Director of the Hermitage Artist Retreat. The Hermitage hosts artists on their Gulf-front Manasota Key campus for “escape-to-create” residencies. Some come to explore and experiment, some are on deadline or working on a commission. The idea is that artists require focused time to produce quality […]

This Wednesday, October 16 at 9am we’ll talk to Billy Cox, a reporter for the Sarasota Herald-Tribune and a union member. We’ll talk about how our daily newspapers are under siege by their corporate owners which continue to lay off or not replace news gatherers across the country. A proposed merger between Sarasota Herald-Tribune owner […]

WSLR and Peace & Justice supporter Roland Levy is celebrating riding 100,000 miles on the Legacy Trail! Roland supports WSLR and three other local nonprofit groups. We’ll talk about them this Wednesday. Roland leads a local group of SOS – Secular Organizations for Sobriety each Wednesday from 6-7 PM at Prospect House at 240 S. Tuttle Avenue […]

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