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 Sarasotaโ€™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 FMย News & Public Affairs Director โ€” and Florida Independentย Community Advisory Board member โ€” 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 โ€œone of the most gerrymandered states in the nation.โ€

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 โ€œin this next session to really concentrate more on Sarasota and Manatee counties.โ€

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Your email address will not be published.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