“Trial and Error” on Morning Energy

There is a saying in life that, “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again”. However, along the road to success comes a lot of “Trials and Errors”. Today is the opening ceremony for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. The 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games were postponed for a year due to COVID-19, and this is… Read more »

Bipartisan bills address environment, education, robocalls and more

Florida lawmakers introduced more than 3,000 bills in the 2021 legislative sessions, with about 8 percent of them being signed into law. Among them were bills with robust support from both Republican and Democrats.  These include everything from making improvements to early education to protecting the environment and putting restrictions on telephone solicitations.  State Rep…. Read more »

Florida fisherman, TV host accuses Gov. DeSantis and Fish and Wildlife chief of downplaying Red Tide for profit

A Florida fisherman and television host accused Gov. Ron DeSantis and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission director Eric Sutton of downplaying the current Red Tide outbreak in order to keep money flowing into Florida while ignoring the problem. At a news conference Wednesday in St. Petersburg, the Governor didn’t deny the accusation. LISTEN: Tyler… Read more »

Florida city council member, mayoral candidate who bragged about evictions under fire for new evictions

A recently unearthed Facebook post shows St. Petersburg council member and mayoral candidate Robert Blackmon bragged about evicting tenants when he purchased a downtown St. Pete apartment building. Blackmon is again under fire for evictions and maintenance issues. The St. Pete Tenant’s Union Tuesday held a news conference outside one of Blackmon’s properties. Listen: If… Read more »

St. Petersburg election candidates

Robert Blackmon faces backlash over eviction attempts; and other issues plaguing the St. Pete Mayor’s race

St. Petersburg City Council member Robert Blackmon canceled his scheduled interview Tuesday on The Scoop with Janelle Irwin and new co-host Evan Donovan citing a scheduling conflict just minutes before air time. Blackmon’s cancelation came after Florida Politics reported Blackmon attempted to evict three tenants from a property he owns, Paradise Apartments in South St…. Read more »

Process to build apartments on 74-acres of Tarpon Springs greenspace restarts over access road issue

The Texas-based developer looking to build a controversial apartment complex on 74-acres of greenspace in Tarpon Springs is resubmitting its application for the project. The entire project is going back to the drawing board. And residents of the north Pinellas community are not happy about it. LISTEN: For years, members of the Tarpon Springs community… Read more »

6/24/21: Surly Voices: Control

On Surly Voices’ first weekly show, Control is the theme of the day.  Surlies Donna and Liz highlight Britney Spears’ fight for freedom from her conservatorship.  Other topics include Ron DeSantis’ recent “anti-indoctrination” push and various media outlets’ influence over their audiences.


U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor supports Cuba protesters and peaceful regime change

Wednesday morning in Ybor City, Tampa-area Democratic Congress member Kathy Castor called for the U.S. to encourage peaceful regime change in Cuba. She spoke in support of Cuban protesters from José Martí Park, which is actually property of the Cuban Government.         In her opening remarks, Congress member Castor did not mention one of the main… Read more »