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This Wednesday, January 10, we’ll interview Ahmed White, the author of Under the Iron Heel, The Wobblies and the Capitalist War on Radical Workers. Then we’ll talk to Professor Maria Vesperi of New College and Johannes Werner of WSLR about local news and their upcoming January 16 Fogartyville forum.

This Wednesday, January 3 at 9am, we’ll talk to Michael Zweig, author of Class, Race and Gender: Challenging the Injuries and Divisions of Capitalism. Then we’ll interview Asya Stewart, co-founder of the new Sarasota Children’s Museum.

This Wednesday, December 27 at 9am, we’ll talk about the conflict in Gaza. First we’ll talk to Ron Kenan who leads pro-Israel demonstrations the Sarasota farmers’ market each week. Then we’ll talk to Dan Callaghan, of Florida Peace Action. For more visit ifamericansknew.org, ongaza.org or jewishvoiceforpeace.org.

On December 20 at 9am we’ll talk to Cathy Bryant of Streets of Paradise about the work they do feeding and housing the homeless. Then at 9:30 Legal Aid of Manasota will speak to Janella Leibovitz, who oversees their Legal Lifeline for Youth initiative, and Jane Gill Watt, the founder of Impact100 SRQ.

This Wednesday, Dec. 13, at 9 am we’ll interview City Commissioner Jen Ahearn-Koch and several other officials about the repeal of the civil cannabis citation program in Sarasota. Then we’ll talk to Dr. Haywood Brown of USF about racial inequities in health and healthcare.

This Wednesday we’ll talk to Pat LaMarche and Cheryl Brooks, two of the eight authors of American Roulette, a new novel about a mass shooting. Then we’ll talk to two of the Tampa Bay Five, USF students and members of the Tampa Bay Students for a Democratic Society arrested in March.

This Wednesday, 9 am: We’ll talk to Beth Duda of the Suncoast Campaign for Grade Level Learning. Then, we’ll interview Denise Rock of Florida Cares about prison reform.

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.    

The WSLR Board of Directors will meet on Monday, June 19th at 6pm for their monthly Board meeting. At this meeting the Board will vote to approve changes to the Bylaws recommended by the Governance Committee. The Governance Committee has spent several months reviewing the Bylaws and presented a draft to the Board at the […]