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.

Cuba

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 »

Assessing The News With Binoy Kampmark

Frequent contributor to Life Elsewhere, Dr. Binoy Kampmark shares his well-considered assessments of the following news items: Haiti’s President Assassinated  A group of gunmen allegedly posing as agents of the Drug Enforcement Agency forcibly entered President Jovenel Moïse’s private residence and assassinated him in the early hours of Wednesday. The macabre act will prolong the uncertainty as… Read more »

Republican Florida congressional candidate’s murder-for-hire case gets hearing extension

Two Republican congressional candidates embroiled in an alleged murder-for-hire plot had their case postponed until September. Anna Paulina Luna’s temporary restraining order against William Braddock will remain until the case’s new date. LISTEN: The race to fill the soon-to-be-vacant District 13 seat is still more than a year away. But it’s already getting deathly intense…. Read more »

Director Joshua Zeman Spent 10 Years Working On New “Loneliest Whale” Doc

Joshua Zeman—the director of  “The Loneliest Whale: The Search for 52,” a feature-length documentary chronicling the science-oriented pursuit of a whale that experts think has spent his whole life in solitude because, they believe, he’s communicating at a frequency no other whale can understand—explained on “Talking Animals” Wednesday that he found the whale’s story so… Read more »

“The Storms of Life” on Morning Energy

Each year June 1st marks the beginning of the Atlantic Hurricane Season. The Atlantic Hurricane Season usually last until November 30th, with September being the most common month for hurricanes. According to the The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center, an above average Atlantic Hurricane Season is being predicted for 2021 with… Read more »

Florida Indigenous activists protest massacres of native children at Christian schools in Canada

Indigenous rights activists gathered in St. Petersburg this weekend to demand action from the Catholic Church following the discovery of more than 1,000 graves filled with native children. The children were killed at schools in Canada meant to assimilate Indigenous peoples. LISTEN: To the sound of a pulsing drum they marched. They didn’t know we… Read more »