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September 6, 2022

Susan McManus

Election 2022 in Florida

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July 13, 2022

Ron Turner

What You Need To Know When You Vote in the 2022 Elections

Sarasota voters, learn directly from Sarasota County's Supervisor of Elections about districting changes that affect you. How to verify your address and signature on your Vote By Mail ballot. How thorough the county’s security measures are. The school board and county commission races. And much more.

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June 23, 2022

Zander Moricz and John Quinn

Meet the Heroes Who Are Challenging "Don't Say Gay"

A passionate discussion between recent high-school graduate Zander Moricz and his attorney John Quinn about why they are suing Ron DeSantis and the state of Florida over the state's “Don’t Say Gay” bill. Learn about the background to the case and its ominous implications for children and LGBTQ rights. Moderated by Broadway producer and LBKDC Board member Tom Kirdahy.

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June 8, 2022

Jonathan Alter

The Democrats Are Losing Voters: The Messaging Mess and How to Fix It

Political analyst Jonathan Alter tells us frankly about where the Democrats have gone wrong in their messaging -- and offers compelling insights into how we can correct our course. Please visit Jonathan's website at jonathanalter.com.

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May 3, 2022

David Millstone

Hate Groups in our Corner of the World

A leader of the Anti-Defamation League and Chair of the Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee Heller Community Relations Committee makes a stimulating, informative, and frankly alarming presentation about the hate groups that are active in the Sarasota and Tampa areas and the actions we must take to head them off. 

Jointly sponsored by the LBKDC and the Jewish Caucus of the Sarasota County Democratic Party. 

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March 1, 2022

Brock Leach

Uniting to Preserve Democracy

Unitarian Minister Brock Leach, former CEO of Frito Lay North America and Tropicana, makes a strong case that in an increasingly multicultural nation and interdependent world, democratic values will be our salvation. Learn what science tells us about developing intercultural competence and explore how we can uncover our common human needs to bridge the gap -- especially between people with extreme political differences.

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October 19, 2021

John King

Why Critical Race Theory Is Considered to Be a Threat to Democracy

University of Maryland Professor John B. King served as President Obama’s U.S. Secretary of Education. He discusses the future of education in the COVID era – and how to stand up to far-right attacks on education surrounding Critical Race Theory. He presents the various contentious views regarding how America's racial history should be including in today's educational system.

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September 14, 2021

Jonathan Alter

The Railsplitter's Part Is Off the Rails

Award-winning author, political analyst, documentary filmmaker, columnist, television producer, and radio host explains how the Republican party has evolved into a dangerous threat to American democracy.  He provides critical direction on how the Democratic party can more aggressively fight the Republican challenge and take the lead.

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June 1, 2021

Robert Pollin

Climate Crisis and the Global Green New Deal

The Distinguished Professor of Economics and Co-Director of the Political Economy Research Institute at the University of Massachusetts discusses a plan for global climate stabilization, what we can all follow, and why we must transition to a clean energy system, which will actually raise living standards globally for working people and the poor.

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