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Closing School Avenue at Sarasota high school – is this really going to make students safer? What is a super block? When the road gets permanently closed, what happens to traffic? . Urban planner Mary Anne Bowie is my guest!

Our guest this Tuesday morning, July 2, at 9 a.m. on WSLR.org 96.5 will be Becky Ayech of ECOSWF, Environmental Confederation of SouthWest Florida. ECOSWF members are organizations and individuals who are devoted to the general purposes of conservation of the natural resources of Florida. Specifically, their purposes are to conserve, maintain, and protect the air, […]

Our guest this Tuesday morning at 9 on WSLR.org 96.5 will be former Sarasota County Commissioner, Jon Thaxton of the Gulf Coast Community Foundation. Andy, Justin, and Jon will discuss significant environmental challenges facing Sarasota County as well as many hot-button local and statewide topics. The Waterkeepers Show – Environmental news, events, and interviews with people […]

Tuesday’s guest on The Waterkeepers with host Andy Mele will be Rusty Chinnis. Rusty is a co-founder of Sarasota Bay Watch, a Longboat Key builder, a wildlife photographer and fishing guide, and a practitioner of Buddhist ways. He writes a column for the Anna Maria Sun that can on occasion veer into advocacy. Having reached retirement age, […]

Guest is Stevie Freeman-Montes, Sustainability Manager for the City of Sarasota. Our hosts and Freeman-Montes will discuss the role of the sustainability manager, as well as near- and long-term goals for Sarasota’s sustainability efforts. The Waterkeepers Show covers environmental news and events, and interviews people who are making a difference. Hosted by Andy Mele and Justin Bloom, two guys […]

Next week’s guest is Rachael Curran (June 5, 2019), an attorney with the national Center for Biological Diversity. This group will try to unify the efforts to end the practice of phosphate strip mining in Florida.  Over 800 square miles have been forever disfigured and made radioactive, multi-generational agricultural jobs are gone forever, and the […]

This week’s guest, Lynn Nilssen, of the Sarasota Ready for 100 % Campaign. The Waterkeepers Show covers environmental news and events, and interviews people who are making a difference. Hosted by Andy Mele and Justin Bloom, two guys who have taken on some of the world’s worst polluters, and won. Miss the early show? Check out the archive, archive.WSLR.org […]

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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

HOWDY, I hope all is well with you.  If you haven’t heard by now my name is James Hawkins and this is the “Acoustic Waves” show.   I will always stay close to acoustic music. This means I will hover around singer/songwriters, traditional folk, Florida Folk, Irish/Celtic, Bluegrass/Old Time music.   Every once and a while I […]

The county is opening three general population shelters beginning at 2 p.m. Friday: Atwater Elementary School, 4701 Huntsville Ave., North Port Woodland Middle School (pet friendly), 2700 Panacea Blvd., North Port Booker High School, 3201 N Orange Ave., Sarasota In coordination with the state of Florida, the county has also already opened the following shelter […]


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