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Coming up this Monday, Nov. 20, 9 am! Interview with the authors of a book who argue that, instead of focusing on how to save civilization, we should learn to live within the limits of the biosphere.

We’ll talk to Jennifer L. Shafer, the Co-Executive Director of the Science and Environment Council.  Author Carl Hiaasen will be the keynote speaker at this year’s EcoSummit – December 5th and 6th at the Van Wezel. Two days full of environmental experts, storytellers, and live music!

Strongmen: Mussolini to the Present – We’ll chat with author Ruth Ben-Ghiat. She’ll also be at the Preserve Democracy Expo at the UU church November 11 at 4pm.    

“Let’s get started! 20th Century salsa, Latin jazz and Afro-Cuban music,” Juan Montenegro says as salsa legend Eddie Palmieri plays in the background. Montenegro’s Friday morning show, “Latin Explosion,” is an auditory trip through the Americas featuring music interconnected with the stories of its makers. “I focus on specific musicians, time periods and styles every […]

A black trauma surgeon. Then: the Chinese Exclusion Act.

This coming Wednesday, October 25 at 9am, we’ll talk to Roy Eidelson, author of Doing Harm: How the World’s Largest Psychological Association Lost Its Way in the War on Terror.

Sebastian Martinez will be our guest on Peace & Justice this Wednesday October 18 at 9am. He’s a 2021 graduate of Booker High School, has been involved in youth organizing since he was 15 years old. He founded a local youth organization, the Sarasota Youth Association (SYA), but after attending college, he decided to grow […]

First, we’ll talk to Sarah McNamara, author of Ybor City: Crucible of the Latina South. Sarah McNamara’s book traces the politics of Cuban immigrants and their descendants, the central role of women, and histories of labor organizing in a Tampa area cigar making community. Then we’ll talk to Mayor Stephen Reed. He wrote First, Best: Lessons in Leadership […]

This Wednesday we’ll talk to Brenda Downing-Wiggins, MBA Director of Operations The Salvation Army of Sarasota County. We’ll find out what they do and how they support the community. Then we’ll talk to Kel Roth, Education and Engagement Coordinator for the Florida Maritime Museum in Cortez. We’ll also ask our listeners to become WSLR members […]

Tuesday 10-03-2023 – WSLR 96.5 Sarasot  from 11:00 am until 1:00 p.m. (EST). Also available on our App (Android and IOS); and for two weeks on WSLR Archives: https://archive.wslr.org/ We are presenting from Tango to Flamenco and all Latinx music in between with rarely if ever played music and musicians in our show. Music styles […]