Critical Times 2.1.19 Friday 6:00 PM
Written by Arlene Sweeting on Friday, February 1, 2019
From WSLR 96.5 LP FM, this is the Critical Times. This week, national news about Venezuelan leadership made its way to the state as protests in solidarity with Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro–we speak to ANSWER Suncoast on a rally in Sarasota. STOP! is a civic organization that wants to push for more citizen approval in local Sarasota policy. A new statewide bill, pushed by local representative Joe Gruters, could end LGBTQ discrimination in employment. ALSO Youth’s Nate Bruemmer breaks down the progress, and limitations, with this bill. In celebration of Black History Month, the New College of Florida is hosting its 4th annual celebration with dozens of events open to the greater public in Sarasota.
As always, Bradenton Times Editor Dennis Maley is here with his Manatee News Update; Sarasota City Manager Tom Barwin has his Briefs with Barwin and WSLR reporter Alex Conte has her Activist Calendar. It’s all coming up very soon!