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The Surreal News 9-10 AM Friday 5-24-19

Written by on Thursday, May 23, 2019

In recent weeks, the environment has, as they say, won some and lost some. Joining Steve and Lew in studio will be Chris Bales from the Manatee-Sarasota Sierra Club and Sammi Leigh Scott, vice president of the Preserve Payne Park, to explain why the decision by the City Commission to deny a request to build the permanent home of Sarasota Orchestra in Payne Park was so important and critical. That was the win.

Frank Jackalone, (above) Florida Chapter Director of the Sierra Club will discuss the flaws in the recently passed bill that will start the ball rolling toward the largest toll road expansion in the past 50 years. Adding hundreds of miles of highway through currently sparsely populated areas that are home to wildlife and natural Florida is touted as a way to reduce congestion, but at what expense both financially and environmentally. And is it the best way to fix the problems it claims to solve?

Listen to the latest “I was just thinking” here: