I was invited onto the Tampa Bay airwaves this afternoon to discuss a piece I penned last week on how gerrymandering has left many in Sarasota’s African-American community feeling like they are under-represented in Tallahassee, and you can listen to the show in full after the jump.

The segment appeared on the show Radioactivity, hosted by WMNF 88.5 FM News & Public Affairs Director — and Florida Independent Community Advisory Board member — Rob Lorei. Lorei also spoke with Jeff Reichert, the writer and director of a new film titled Gerrymandering, which looks at the redistricting process nationwide. During his segment, Reichert called Florida “one of the most gerrymandered states in the nation.”

At about the 25-minute mark, after a slight audio problem that left me out of the loop for a moment, state Rep. Darryl Rouson, D-St. Petersburg, whom I interviewed at length for my piece, called in to the show to defend his record of representing his south-of-the-Skyway constituents. During the segment, Rouson pledged to do his best “in this next session to really concentrate more on Sarasota and Manatee counties.”

Worth a listen:

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like

Panel discusses misleading recruiting, stat-keeping practices at for-profit colleges (Updated)

A panel of former for-profit university students, professors and recruiters discussed the controversial higher ed institutions yesterday, making strong claims about questionable practices at schools like the Art Institutes, Argosy University, Brown Mackie College and South University — all of which are owned by the Pittsburgh-based Education Management Corporation.

EPA administrator fires back at critics in op-ed

EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson penned a new op-ed for the Los Angeles Times, criticizing House Republicans desperately seeking to undermine the authority of the agency they have dubbed a job killer. Arguing that the environment affects red states and blue states alike, Jackson writes that it is time for House Republicans to stop politicizing our air and water.