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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 […]

This Wednesday we’ll talk to author Tanya Golash-Boza, author of Before Gentrification: The creation of DC’S Racial Wealth Gap which shows how a century of redlining, disinvestment, and the War on Drugs wreaked devastation on Black people and paved the way for gentrification in Washington, DC. Then we’ll hear Bob’s interview with David Keith Cobb, […]

On Wednesday, September 20 at 9am, the Peace & Justice Report first talked to Beth Duda, Cedric Hameed, and Ben Tollefson about the upcoming film presentation of “A Walk to Respect,” a powerful staged reading of an exchange between Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass about overcoming division. It’s at 6:20pm a week from this Saturday, […]

  Tuesday 09-19-23 – WSLR 96.5 Sarasota, and WBPV 100.1 West Bradenton 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/ The United Nations designated September 21 as International Day of Peace. In Nuestra Musica, we are celebrating it with Latinx […]

Hispanic Heritage Month is Sept. 15-Oct. 15, and WSLR is celebrating with “Hispanic Heritage Month Minutes,” which feature the voices of our Sarasota community. Activists, educators, musicians and WSLR programmers will highlight contributions that Americans whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America have made to history, society and culture. […]

This Wednesday, September 13 at 9am, we’ll hear from five fighters seeking to preserve Democracy in Florida: Jim Nathan and Jeff Cull from Floridians for Democracy, Jill Lewis-Spector of the League of Women Voters Florida, Gene Jones of the Florida Veterans for Common Sense, and Dale Anderson of Choose Democracy. Please join us Wednesday or […]

This Wednesday, September 6 at 9am, the Peace & Justice Report will interview Amber Whittle, Ph.D., of Southface Sarasota. Amber will talk about the work of Southface Sarasota and the upcoming EcoSummit and Expo hosted by the Science and Environment Council in Sarasota December 2-6. On the second  half of  the show Bob has invited […]