Author Archive: steve

Sarasota Honey Makes Life Sweeter

“If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe, then man would have only four years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man.”― Albert Einstein Alma Johnson was at a pivotal place in her life after coming out of a valley of poor …

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Order Your Limited Edition Copy of “Money, Sex, Power & Faith” Before Christmas!

When I finished the first draft of Money, Sex, Power & Faith, I got pretty excited, and I launched a crowdfunding campaign to help fund the rewrite and launch of the new book. But by the end of that first day, I gave more consideration toward the more traditional publishing route. Though I’ve self-published a …

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Home Free Series

You can watch the Home Free trailer and the entire 12 episode first season below. HOME FREE The Promo HOME FREE is a documentary web series that explores answers to the crisis of homelessness, and how Sarasota, once named the meanest city in the country to homeless people, is seeking ways to overcome this challenge. …

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Home Free SRQ

You can watch the Home Free trailer and the entire 12 episode first season below. HOME FREE The Promo HOME FREE is a documentary web series that explores answers to the crisis of homelessness, and how Sarasota, once named the meanest city in the country to homeless people, is seeking ways to overcome this challenge. …

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Florida Organic Growers and the Local Food Summit

Listen in as Steve and Gonzo speak with Mary Hathaway, Education Coordinator for Florida Organic Growers, about the Florida Local Food Summit happening in Gainseville from September 18-20. There will be workshops galore on farming and networking in order to build a stronger local food system throughout the state of Florida. For more information, go …

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Renaissance SRQ in July

Listen in to WSLR 96.5 LPFM every Thursday morning at 9am as Steve McAllister and Gonzo Thompson host Renaissance SRQ, discussing the issues of Sustainability, Resilience, and Quality of Life so important to the Sarasota community and the rest of the world. On July 9, Don Hall from Transition Sarasota will be joining us in …

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How To Be Happy

Listen in as Steve McAllister and Gonzo Thompson speak with comedy queen Christine Alexander about how to be happy. From improvisational comedy to her own one woman show, Christine has carved out her own niche by devoting her life to making people laugh. Hear what she has to say about the power of silliness, the …

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Michelle’s Story

Michelle’s struggle with homelessness has been a long one, building on an already difficult life of abuse and addiction. In spite of the traumas she has faced in life, and those that she continually faces, she is a gracious and caring soul who is trying to create a better life for herself and for the …

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What If We Develop a Tiny House Hamlet?

Since the launch of the 2050 Comprehensive Plan, there have been no developments that have fully utilized the overlay to its greatest potential. Part of the issue is that the 2050 Plan calls for greater risk to the developers to achieve fiscal neutrality due to the costs of “business as usual” development. However, part of …

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Help Renaissance SRQ Keep WSLR Flowing

To keep our community radio station broadcasting news, conversation, and music you won’t hear anywhere else, WSLR is having a pledge drive this week, and Renaissance SRQ needs your support. On Thursday morning we’ll be talking with Dean Bowden from the Sarasota Medieval Fair, which opens this weekend, and asking you to call in with …

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