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ANSWER Suncoast will protest Trump in Sarasota on Sunday

The Women’s Marches aren’t the only demonstrations planned this weekend; on Sunday in Sarasota, there’s a protest and march called “Shut Down Racism, War & Bigotry on 1st Anniv. Of Trump.” It’s Sunday from 1:00...

Florida bill would stop local governments from protecting trees

A Sarasota-area state Senator has introduced a bill to the Florida Legislature that would forbid cities and counties from passing rules protecting trees; Republican Greg Steube’s bill would stop local governments from regulating “trimming, removal,...
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Sarasota environmentalists oppose waste facility near Celery Fields

On MidPoint we talked about efforts by environmentalists to oppose a waste processing facility on public lands in Sarasota County near land known as the Celery Fields; community activist Adrien Lucas and Luigi Verace with...
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King Tide Photo Contest in Sarasota-Bradenton

Photo Contest to Document Changing Sea Levels Next weekend, the West Coast of Florida will experience several king tides — the highest tides of the year — which will happen May 26th and 27th in Sarasota and...
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New College of Florida students fasting for farmworkers

Five students at New College of Florida in Sarasota are giving up food for part of this week to show solidarity with migrant farmworkers; Third-year social sciences student Alex Schelle is doing it in part...
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Protests follow President Trump to Florida

President Donald Trump will be in Florida this weekend for the third weekend in a row, and for the third weekend in a row, there will be protests against Trump. On Saturday the president is holding...

Women’s Show 1/12 – Women March – and More!

Raise your banners, women.  We are marching on Washington – and the streets of Sarasota, St. Petersburg and beyond.  We will not allow anyone – and you know who you are – to define who...
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Sarasota rally against police shooting of black men

So far this week Alton Sterling was shot an killed by police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Philando Castile was shot and killed by police in Minnesota. Minnesota’s governor asked for a federal investigation in...
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Environmentalists object to Sarasota comp plan changes

The Sarasota County Comprehensive Plan is being updated and some environmentalists are concerned that at the same time protections of the public interest will be eroded. Commissioners approved changes to the comp plan Wednesday. Listen...
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Democracy Awakening rally in Sarasota allied with D.C.’s Democracy Spring

Several hundred democracy activists have been arrested in Washington, D.C. this week as part of Democracy Spring. There’s a related Democracy Democracy Awakening rally at 4:00 p.m. Friday in Sarasota. It’s at the Federal Building at...
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Trans rights supporters to protest Sarasota School Board

People in Sarasota supporting the rights of transgender students will rally Tuesday night outside the Sarasota County School Board meeting. Trans students and their allies want changes to the school districts policies on bathrooms and dress...
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Trump thrills thousands in Sarasota: Hundreds Protest

On MidPoint we played part of Donald Trump’s speech from Saturday in Sarasota and took calls about the speech and the protests that greeted Trump. In the speech Trump talks about how he’s leading all Republicans...

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