Shopping Cart
Your Cart is Empty
There was an error with PayPalClick here to try again
CelebrateThank you for your business!You should be receiving an order confirmation from Paypal shortly.Exit Shopping Cart

Critical Times Archive

Find past editions of the Critical Times on this page. Looking for something in particular? Shoot us an email at [email protected] for any help.

Critical Times: January - March 2023 

Stories covered include: Women's Film Festival; 2023 Florida Legislative Preview; Spotlight on SAACC; Students Strike for Climate; Brady Working for Gun Safety; Addressing Noise Pollution; New Local Talk Shows; Programmer Spotlight- Sharon Preston-Folta;  Healthcare Editorial; Holding Ziegler Accountable Editorial; Say Yes to Ranked Choice Voting Editorial; 2023 MLK Day Activities

Critical Times: October - December 2022

Stories covered include:  Eat Local Week;  City and County Charter Amendments; Election 2022 Overview; Gun Safety; Organizing to Save Old Miakka; Health Concerns in North Sarasota; Retention Votes for Judges

Critical Times:  July-September 2022

Stories covered include: City Commission Race; Meet WSLR's New Station Manager; Women's Voices of Southwest Florida; County Commission Races; Siege on Public Education; Reassessing Renewables; Tackling the Rent Crisis; A Community Thrives

Critical Times - April - June 2022

Contents include:  School Board Elections; Local Organizations Condemn Hate-filled Legislation; Toward a Healthier Community; Poetry Life; Compost Awareness Week; A Look Back at the 2022 Legislative Session; Atkins enters District 2 Commission Race; City Charter Review Committee Recommendations; Community Editorial; People Have the Power

Contents include: Single Member Districts; Black History Month; Conference on Spirituality; MLK Legacy; NCF Admission Shift; SRQ Strong Tackles Trauma; Preview of the 2022 Legislative Session. 

Contents include: Charter Review Board; MHI Spotlight; Manatee County Tax Referendum; Gleaning Project; Sustainability Conference; Playback Theater; Brady Sarasota Update; Venice City Elections; Editorial: Sarasota County Annual Survey;  Join the Ranks of Fl Climate Voters;  FLVCS Editorial 

SRQ Strong Helps Lauch National Network; Equity in Sarasota Schools; Support Local News; Modern Marimba; Emergency Rental and Broadband Assistance; Suncoast Clean Jobs Alliance Launches; Locals Study Effects of Climate Change; Sarasotans Organize Against Gun Violence; Sarasota Urban Reforestation; A Look Back at the Florida Legislative Session; Critical Race Theory Controversy; Letters to the Editor; Sarasota's First Bilingual School Opens; Corporate Sponsors of Voter Oppression

Inside this issue: Senate Bill 48; 3rd Annual Compost-A-Thon; Suncoast Black Arts Collaborative; Youth  Trauma Leadership Corps; Celery Fields Microforest; Earth Day; Florida's Response to the Climate Crisis; First Fridays in Newtown; Erik Arroyo and James Rieser; Destroying Public Education; Sarasota County Celebrates Centennial; Addressing Vaccination Disparities

Critical Times: January - March 2021

Digital Copy Available Here

Inside this issue: Gov. DeSantis's Anti-Protest Bill; NCF's Black History Month; Celery Fields Microforest; Legislative Preview with State Legislators contact information; the Need to Fund Mental Health Services; Rethinking Plastics; Food Scraps for Social Good; Revamping Special Education; Health Sharing Ministry; Improving Parental Engagement

Critical Times: October - December 2020

Digital Copy Available Here:

Inside the issue: City Commission Race; Dark Money Defeat; Eat Local Week; SRQ Strong Addresses Racism; the Latin American Community and What to Call It; 2020 Ballot Initiatives; County Charter Changes; Democrats run on Progressive Platforms; Meet the WSLR News Team; Conservation Referendum on Manatee Ballot; Amendment 3 Creates Top Two Primary; Building Sustainable Communities; Going Solar in Sarasota Just Got Easier; Effective and Just Pandemic Recovery;

Critical Times Volume 15: July - September 2020

Digital Copy Available Here.

Inside this issue: An African American Cultural Center for Newtown, Local Covid cases on the increase; Coalition organizes against racism; Food Recovery for People and Climate; Important Stakes in Sarasota School Board Races; Sarasota's Children Can't Read; Vote for Justice in 2020; One Fair Wage Organizing in Florida; Gerrymandering on Steroids; Opinion: Paving Paradise; Killer Heat and the Fall Election; Four Democrats Face Off in House District 70; Supporting Black-Owned Businesses; Protest Collage and poem.

Critical Times Volume 14: April - June 2020

Digital Copy Available Here.

Inside this issue:  Voucher Schools in Sarasota, New College fights to survive Merger Proposal, Sarasota Strong Growing, Three City Commission seats up for Election, Dirty Politics Leas to Dirty Water, County Commission Candidates, Ranked Choice Voting, 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, Breaking Free from Plastics, Transition Sarasota Dares to Grow, Say Yes to Composting, Abolish Corporate Personhood, Legislative Review

Critical Times Volume 13: January - March 2020

Digital Copy Available Here. 

Inside this issue: Building Citizen Power, Time is Now for Gender Equality, Hispanic Community Growing, Black History Month Programming at New College, American Racism Series, Undoing Racism Workshop, SURE to tackle Criminal Justice Reform, Sarasota Celebrates Dr. MLK, Jr, Glyphosate Use Legal in Sarasota, Red Tide, Overview of Legislative Session, Future of Community Partnership Schools, NCF and WSLR Celebrate 50 years of Radio

Critical Times Volume 12: October-December 2019

Digital Copy Available here.

Inside this issue: Students Strike for Climate Action, Eat Local Week 2019, NCF Connects Art + Humanities, November Decision for the Celery Fields, Brady Sarasota Working for Sensible Gun Control, Community Partnership School to Open in Manatee County - Will Sarasota Public Schools be Next?, Sarasota Strong Addresses Community Trauma, The Divine Feminine: Coming Into Balance, Redistricting: In the Public Interest?, Folk Music at Fogartyville, Ending US Forever Wars, Venice City Elections in November, Open Primaries and Ranked Choice Voting, Growing Greener Generations, New WSLR Season, New Member Benefits!

Critical Times Volume 11: July-September 2019

Digital Copy Available here.

Inside this issue: Celery Fields, 2020 Census, Grand Oak Graveyard, Women Taking Action, Eroding Youth Rights, Eat Local Week, Upcoming LWV Events, Trauma-Informed Community Training, Monthly Meetings, 2019 Bills - How They Voted, Attack on Direct Democracy.

Critical Times Volume 9: April 2019

Digital Copy Available here.

Inside this issue: Lobbying for Public Education, Bay Vision, Detert Calls for Redistricting, Implementing Ranked Choice, 2019 Legislation, Florida Flag Fish Act, Editorial: A Progressive Path Forward, 2020 Florida Ballot Measures, Minimum Wage, Medicaid Expansion, Changing Florida's Energy Market, Changing Florida's Closed Primary, Integrity 2020, Editorial:Ban Conversion Therapy

Critical Times Volume 8: January 2019

Digital copy available here.

Inside this issue: Transforming Public Education, NCF Black History Month 2019, 2019 Florida Legislative Session, Helping Kids SOAR, SILL's 48th Season, Phoenix Rises, Celebrate the Full Legacy of Dr. King, Thoughts From a Millennial on the Gillum Campaign, Addressing Trauma, Building Resilience, Editorial: Save Lido Pavillion, Did Money Win in the 2018 Midterm?

Critical Times Volume 7: October 2018

Digital copy available here.

Inside the Issue: Eat Local This October, Trojan Horse Amendment, A Watershed Moment for Progressives, In Memoriam, Creating Sustainable Communities, Newtown Nation News, Keep Kids Learning, Focus on School Security is Myopic, For the People or for the Developers, The Battle for Beach Road, Support the Legacy Trail Extension, Calendar of Events, Million Hoodies New College, Constitutional Amendments Update. 

Critical Times Volume 6: April 2018

Digital copy available here.

Inside the Issue: Preview of 2018 Local Election; Environmental Films; Clean Energy; Celery Fields; Florida CEED; Campaign Nonviolence; Events Calendar; WSLR Radio Schedule; 2018 Legislative Session; Activist Calendar; 2018 Elections; Municipal Internet.

Critical Times Volume 5: January 2018

Digital copy available here.

Inside the Issue: Preview of 2018 Local Election; Environmental Films; Clean Energy; Celery Fields; Florida CEED; Campaign Nonviolence; Events Calendar; WSLR Radio Schedule; 2018 Legislative Session; Activist Calendar; 2018 Elections; Municipal Internet.

Critical Times Volume 4: October 2017

Digital copy available here.

Inside the Issue: Special Election for FL House District 72; Nina Turner as Keynote Speaker for Critical Times Conference; Two Venice Council Seats Up for Election; People's Congress; How to Cool the Planet Review; Single Member Districts; Eat Local Week; Rethinking Plastics; WSLR Events; WSLR Radio Schedule; County Storm Prep; Activist Calendar; Single Payer Support; Fair Food; UDC Workshop; Critical Times Conference. 

Critical Times Volume 3: July 2017

Digital copy available here.

Inside the Issue: Ban Fracking in Florida; Clean Energy Revolution is Here; Bayfront 20:20; People's Summit; Artspace Sarasota; Aqua by the Bay; Congress of Resistance; Events Calendar; WKDW North Port; Democracy PAC Started; Yes to Second Chances; Upcoming @ Fogartyville; Editorial: Public Education; Voter Rights.

Critical Times Volume 2: April 2017

Digital copy available here.

Inside the Issue: Save the Celery Fields; 19% Turnout in City Elections; Private Property Rights; Local Government, Local Decisions; Gun Violence; Florida Legislature in Session; Events Calendar; Still Marching; Why STOP! Now; Farm Helps Veterans; Ranked Choice Voting; Revising Our Constitution.

Critical Times Volume 1: January 2017

Digital copy available here.

Inside the Issue: Women March on Washington; March 14 City Elections; SRQ Women's March Rally; Big Money in Elections; Exploitation of Women; Supporting Vets; Democratic Progressive Caucus; Events Calendar; Transition Sarasota; Occupy Bradenton; Working for Fair Elections; Amendment 1. 

We want to hear your thoughts about the state of education in Florida. Please comment on the following:

1. Public schools in Sarasota County stand to lose $60m in state funding, if the Republican supermajority in Tallahassee passes HB-1, which would make all students eligible to receive state funds for private tuition.

2. The leadership changes at New College of Florida with a stated goal of transforming the school into the 'Hillsdale of the South'.

CLICK HERE to Sign Up for our E-newslettter!  


Critical Times broadcast dates and times:

Friday 6-6:30 PM

Saturday 12pm - Rebroadcast of Friday show

Alt. Wednesdays 6-6:30pm