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Dr. Dale Anderson practiced internal and emergency medicine for the first half of his professional year. He then transitioned to group practice management as the CEO of a 180-physician private medical group in Iowa. He was a senior hospital executive in charge of hospital-based medical practices for large health systems in both Albuquerque, New Mexico […]

Jane Best Grandbouche is originally from North Carolina and moved to Florida in 1987 where she managed a Native Plant Nursery for 5 years. She then led courses and programs for Landmark Education Worldwide for 25 years including their graduate course, the Wisdom Course, for 14 years. Her passions include her family, the environment, transformation […]

Sebastien Wegeng is a designer based in Sarasota with a focused interest in user experience, information architecture, brand identity & experience, and service design. Sebastien is an advocate for environmental and wildlife conservation, civil rights, and human rights. In addition to volunteering and programming on WSLR, he is involved with the Surfrider Foundation and the […]

Tom Matrullo was born and raised in NYC. Tom did graduate work in literature, then taught at Pratt Institute and Parsons School of Design. He relocated to Sarasota in 1990, reporting for the Herald Tribune before moving to online media with a focus on the interface between the public and private dimensions of planning. Tom […]

Paul Sciré has held leadership positions with non-profit organizations for more than 35 years and currently serves as Senior Director of Donor Engagement – Major Gifts with the Sarasota Orchestra. Paul is an advocate for civil and human rights, conservation of the natural world, and support for the visual and performing arts. On alternate Sunday […]

Sharon Preston-Folta has spent a 30-plus-year career in advertising sales and marketing, predominantly as an account executive in radio, and is currently Sr. Account Executive with WUSF Public Media in Tampa, Fla. Sharon became a published author with her memoir, “Living in The Shadow of my Father, Louis Daniel Armstrong,” in 2012, and is the […]

David Brain started out to be an architect until an interest in urban issues drew him to a Ph.D. in sociology.  He is a professor of Sociology and Environmental Studies, and directs the Urban Studies program at New College of Florida. David’s research and teaching interests focus on the connections between place-making, community-building, and civic engagement, […]

Stan Zimmerman is a writer, editor and broadcaster with 47 years of experience. He reported in Florida, Washington, DC and 10 countries, published four books, and regularly lectures on Florida history. He won election to the Sarasota County Charter Review Board, the Congressional Periodical Press Gallery governing board and the Sarasota Sailing Squadron board of […]

Jennifer "JR" Rippel was born and raised in New Jersey. She then lived in western Massachusetts for almost 20 years, where she was a CPA at a construction and real estate firm. She previously served on the board of a historical theater, and she is currently a volunteer tax preparer through the AARP TaxAide program. She lives in downtown Sarasota with her husband.

Brian Jones is a writer and photographer living in Sarasota. He is an adjunct professor at the Ringling College of Art and Design. His passion for music and social change drew him to WSLR+Forgartyville where he is a programmer on Wednesday evenings with his show Jazz and More.

Ed Subkis has had a long career in public radio. He managed stations in New York, Florida, North Carolina and California and has been a believer in community radio since the 1970s. His wife, Bunny, grew up in Sarasota and they always knew they would come back. They returned in 2016 and now enjoy the beaches, gardening and, of course, WSLR+Fogartyville.