A coalition of voting rights groups and the Florida Legislature squared off Wednesday over the state’s congressional borders.  Nick Evans repor...
Matthew Robinson loved to have eggs for dinner.   But they were out the evening of November 4, 2010....
After spending at least $300,000 of taxpayer money on legal expenses, Gov....
  A measure basing which bathroom a person is allowed to use on biology has cleared its first hurdle in the House....
Julie Martin sits at a table in a nondescript room at Suncoast Hospice in Clearwater. She strums an instrument called a Qchord, a type of electronic a...
A bill allowing people to carry a gun without a license during a mandatory evacuation as part of a declared state of emergency cleared hurdles in both...
A comprehensive prison reform package cleared another Senate committee Wednesday. But, at the bill’s next stop, the measure may look a little differ...

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Four explorers spent 100 days walking and kayaking the length of Florida, from the tip of the Everglades to the Okefenokee Swamp in Georgia. The mission – to publicize the need to connect the state’s remaining wild areas.

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By law, the only thing the Florida Legislature must do is pass a budget during the 60-day legislative session that is now under way. But lawmakers are working on many other issues, from how to spend money under Amendment One,...


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Another University of South Florida business school has changed its name after a multimillion dollar donation from a Bay area entrepreneur. This time, it’s the School of Accountancy, which is now named after Lynn Pippenger, who recently gave 10 million...

Thanks to a $10 million gift from a retired Raymond James Financial executive, another University of South Florida business school has a new name. The USF Lynn Pippenger School of Accountancy is believed to be the first such...


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Orrin Keepnews - Cannonball Adderley
Orrin Keepnews was the man behind some of the great jazz recordings – the founder of Riverside Records in the 50’s and the Milestone label in the 60’s, he produced albums by Thelonious Monk,...
Pianist Marcus Roberts rose to prominence with Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, then with his own group. He's been a mentor to many artists, and a professor at Florida State...
Vocalist Jackie Cain (May 22, 1928 – Sept. 15, 2014) was half of one of the best-known duos in jazz history, Jackie & Roy. She was an icon in the cabaret world, with a smooth, feathery voice.

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June LeBell: Cliff Roles, Photographer
Cliff Roles is known in the Sarasota community from his former radio programs, his work as a ringmaster at the circus, and his photographs – which is why June invited Cliff to join her on June LeBell...

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Carnegie Hall Live Promo - pianist Leif Ove Andsnes
Join us for a broadcast of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra along with pianist Leif Ove Andsnes performing Beethoven’s Piano Concertos 2 and 4!
Live Performance at our Sarasota Performance and Broadcast Studio
Be sure to listen to Classical WSMR for another live performance this Friday as Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota presents two rising young stars of classical music, violinist Adrian Anantawan and...

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