Critical Times featured an excerpt from The Bradenton Times Podcast interview with former Manatee County Commissioner, Joe McClash. Listen to the full episode below: Starting in Mid-January The Bradenton Times will be joining our Public Affairs lineup on WSLR 96.5FM on Sundays 9 am -10am.

JULY 18 – AUGUST 12 – Support LOCAL JOURNALISM through A COMMUNITY THRIVES With its Community Journalism Initiative, WSLR aims to support local journalism and ensure that community members have the information they need to make informed decisions about local issues. Community media outlets like WSLR provide an inclusive platform for underrepresented and marginalized voices. At WSLR, we are not […]

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!


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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