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This Wednesday, August 2 at 9am, Dr. Dale Anderson of Choose Democracy Now will talk about the parallels between how Hitler and the Nazis attacked the German population between 1933 and 1938 (leading up to the war) and how the GOP is assaulting transgender people, including hate speech, discriminatory laws and threats of violence. Our […]

On Wednesday we’ll interview Mrs. H. H. Leonards, author of the book Rosa Parks Beyond the Bus: Life Lessons, and Leadership. Rosa Parks stayed with Mrs. H. off and on from 1994 to 2003 and they became great friends. Photo by By Schlesinger Library, RIAS, Harvard University.

This Wednesday Professor Philip Travis will talk about how the aftermath of the First and Second World Wars informs the struggle to confront climate change in the 21st century. He writes, “Both the First and Second World Wars highlighted the rapid pace of globalization and called for the countries of the world to come together […]

Our first guest this Wednesday, July 12 at 9am, will be Hank Balevic. He’ll talk about his new book Faulty Background Checks Shatter Applicants’ Lives While Harming Businesses. We’ll discuss background screening and the abuses made by some of the companies in that business. As our second guest Bob has invited our own Rebecca Acosta who […]

Our first guest this Wednesday will be Mark Paul. Now teaching economics at Rutgers University, Mark until recently taught at New College. His new book is The Ends of Freedom – Reclaiming America’s Lost Promise of Economic Rights. It’s an urgent argument for an Economic Bill of Rights and its “potential to confer true freedom […]

This Wednesday we talked to Fiona and Kira of Elevated Access, an organization of volunteer pilots who transport passengers at no cost to access the abortion or gender-affirming care they need. Learn about this amazing group and how they operate. Recent articles talk about EA are here and here. They concluded by asking listeners to […]

Missed it? It’s in the archives: go to archive.wslr.org.  Then just search for “Peace” and pick the right date. Check out some of the other past show topics here. Tom will be on vacation until June 25. This Wednesday May 17 we talked to Charles Reith about the progress he and his volunteers have made […]

This Wednesday, May 10 at 9am, we’ll talk to Charley and Pam Rogers, volunteers with the Pachamama Alliance. Pachamama Alliance envisions a world that works for everyone: an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling, socially just human presence on this planet—a New Dream for humanity. And their mission is “to empower Indigenous people of the Amazon rainforest […]

This Wednesday, May 3 at 9am we’ll first talk to Jay Wolin, minister at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Sarasota. We’ll talk about reproductive justice, laws restricting DEI and teaching African American history, the “Don’t Say Gay” bill, and New College. He has taken Thich Nhat Hanh’s Five Mindfulness Trainings – see a summary here. Our […]

This Wednesday April 26, at 9am we’ll talk to David Wilkins about the new Manasota ASALH Freedom School. It’s being held at the Betty J. Johnson Library in Newtown at noon every Saturday through April 29. By the way, if you’d like to learn about black history but spend only two minutes or less each in […]