Author: Tom Walker

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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, […]

This Wednesday, March 16 at 9am, we’ll hear a short legislative update from Jim Saunders of the News Service of Florida. Then we’ll talk to State College of Florida history professor Philip Travis about the historical roots of the Cold War and how it relates to the conflict in Ukraine, the humanitarian situation there and the possible […]

This Wednesday, March 9 at 9am, we’ll first hear a summary of state news from Jim Saunders, Executive Editor of the News Service of Florida. Then we’ll talk to Mary Klein of Westminster Communities of Florida. Mary is their Chief of Human Resources and will describe their new program for Afghan refugees which includes housing, […]

This Wednesday at 9am our first guest on the Peace & Justice Report will be Christine Johnson, President of the Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast which has permanently protected more than 18,877 acres of critical lands. “Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast works with you to save land, forever, conserving those special places that shape our […]

On Wednesday Feb 23 at 9am we first talked to Tom Matrullo of Citizens for District Power and Kindra Muntz of Sarasota Alliance for Fair Elections. They urged people to vote NO on ITEM 2 on March 8. Dark money and Republicans are trying to overturn single member districts which allow grass roots candidates to […]


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