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Retro Cocktail Hour

12:00amThursday

12:00amThursday

The Retro Cocktail Hour is a weekly hi-fi highball of vintage "bachelor pad" music, exotica, private eye jazz and eccentric, overstimulated pop music of the 1950s, '60s and '70s. The show's spiced with everything from obscure Italian B-movie soundtracks and bossa nova to contemporary bands like Don Tiki, the Tokyo Panorama Mambo Boys, Waitiki, the Tikiyaki Orchestra, the Italian Secret Service, Balanco and others. Show Archive

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Upfront Soul

1:00amThursday

1:00amThursday

Funk, soul, and jazz, plus sprinklings of R&B, gospel, and hip-hop.  UpFront Soul showcases obscure artists and back-catalogue offerings from more familiar names. 120 minutes of soulful sounds to which you may get down. WERU Community Radio

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The Thom Hartmann Show

3:00amThursday

3:00amThursday

Thom Hartmann is a progressive national and internationally syndicated talk show host whose shows bring a progressive and alternative perspective to listeners.

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Background Briefing

6:00amThursday

6:00amThursday

BACKGROUND BRIEFING: A radio program featuring international and national news, expert guests, policy makers, and critics offering analysis and insight on national security, foreign and domestic policy, political, cultural, and social issues.

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Eclectic Blender

7:00amThursday

7:00amThursday

The Eclectic Blender takes a look at the history of the day and plays music that is relevant and specially picked for the day of each show. The date picks the music the programmer only exercises veto power.  All genres are included.  Is it one of your favorite musicians birthday? Maybe they released their first album? Tune in and find out! Scheduled On: Thursdays 7 - 9am Host: Dave Pedersen Click on the READ MORE button to learn about your host and to access the show's archive including playlists and recordings.

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The Detail

9:00amThursday

9:00amThursday

Ever walk into a voting booth, look at the local races, and feel like you didn’t know as much as you wanted to know?  Listen to The Detail and you’ll know more.  Don’t live or vote in Sarasota?  The Detail may be interesting to you for its information on local Florida politics.  

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Democracy Now!

10:00amThursday

10:00amThursday

Democracy Now! is a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program hosted by journalists Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez.  Democracy Now!’s War and Peace Report provides our audience with access to people and perspectives rarely heard in the U.S.corporate-sponsored media.

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Metropics

11:00amThursday

11:00amThursday

“Metropics" is a subtropical blend of jazz, world and Island music, stirred lightly with a touch of R & B and a twist of Latin. Hosted by Carlos Pagan

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The Thom Hartmann Show

1:00pmThursday

1:00pmThursday

Thom Hartmann is a progressive national and internationally syndicated talk show host whose shows bring a progressive and alternative perspective to listeners.

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High Tide

2:00pmThursday

2:00pmThursday

High Tide is hosted by Susan Runyan

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Ted’s Head

4:00pmThursday

4:00pmThursday

Ted's Head is a musical program of intensely diverse rock, with a twist of talk to make it interesting and in-studio jam sessions by the guests and host.

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Alternative Radio

6:00pmThursday

6:00pmThursday

Alternative Radio, established in 1986, is a weekly one-hour public affairs program offered free to all public radio stations in the US, Canada, Europe and beyond. AR provides information, analyses and views that are frequently ignored or distorted in other media. Click on the Read More button below to access the show archive.

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Longboat Luau

7:00pmThursday

7:00pmThursday

Life on Longboat Key is a unique experience. I have lived it for two years now and hope to distill my experiences into a twice monthly musical luau. You’ll hear everything from Tiki, Lounge, Surf Guitar, 60’s Sunshine Pop, Reggae, Latin Jazz, Polynesian and Calypso. I’ll also mix in some Jump Blues, Vocal Standards, Novelty Tunes, and so much more. It promises to be a shindig for your ears, so pull up a lounge chair, slap on some sunscreen, pour yourself a cold one, and join us. Aloha! Gary Saunders (“The Ho Dad”) Gary has resided on LBK since December 2020. A native of DC suburbs, Saunders was a DJ in the SW Virginia area before embarking on a career in pro and college sports. A graduate of Virginia Tech, Gary is married (Eileen) and has two adult sons (Austin and Travis). He enjoys walking the beach, floating in the Gulf, eating out, and chilling at the SeaPlace pool. Gary has a large collection of record albums, many which reside in a mainland storage facility. Support for the Longboat Luau comes from:

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Music Is The Best

9:00pmThursday

9:00pmThursday

“Information is not knowledge. Knowledge is not wisdom. Wisdom is not truth. Truth is not beauty. Beauty is not love. Love is not music. Music is THE BEST.” Frank Zappa Music Is the Best brings knowledge and passion about real music. All genres are welcome. Record is Culture (Disco es Cultura). Music Is The Best is hosted by Mark Markus. Show Archive

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All Mixed Up

11:00pmThursday

11:00pmThursday

All Mixed Up is an eclectic mix of arts and information, featuring mood-driven music mixes and interviews with figures from the worlds of literature, film, television, theater, and the visual arts. Hosted by Peter Bochan

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