State workers could get between $5,000 and $10,000 for adopting children under a bill that passed a House panel Tuesday. Lawmakers also want scorecard...
A bill allowing young sexual abuse victims to secretly record their attackers to use as evidence in court cleared its first Senate hearing Monday....
A bill allowing young sexual abuse victims to secretly record their attackers to use as evidence in court cleared its first Senate hearing Monday....
We're following the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition as they hike, bike and kayak nearly 1,000 miles in 70 days from Central Florida, through the ...
Odds are good for a gaming shake up this session. The first bill has passed out of the Senate. It’s a measure relating to greyhound racing. Meanwhil...
After two national presidential primary failures, Florida lawmakers are changing the date. The legislature is on its way to reversing the 2016 preside...
The 2015 Legislative session started today with opening statements from the House of Representatives and the Senate....

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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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We’re continuing our preview of the upcoming legislative session. We will take a look at the top legislative priorities for the state Department of Veterans Affairs, including a call to fund two new nursing homes for veterans...


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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...


Jazz Updates

Svend Asmussen
The Danish violinist Svend Asmussen has had a remarkable career. He played with Fats Waller in the 1930s, worked with Benny Goodman and Duke Ellington, and his own band had decades of popularity in...
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.

Classical Updates

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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