September 24, 2015

In a poll of about 25 students present at the feedback session for Sarasota County’s Comprehensive Plan, 90 percent of participants reported that they do not plan to stay in Sarasota after graduating. More and more young people – or “millennials,” the generation aged 18 to 34 – are m...

March 19, 2015

With more than a thousand homeless people counted on a given night in Sarasota, the community has rallied around a few buzzwords. “Enablement,” “come as you are” and “93 percent” are on the lips of everyone arguing for and against the various solutions for Sarasota’s street-sleepers....

March 11, 2015

By the time Ayaan Hirsi Ali was 23 years old, she had lived in Somalia, Saudi Arabia, Ethiopia, Kenya and the Netherlands. On March 4, Katty Kay, BBC World News America anchor, asked Hirsi Ali about her journey for a sold-out event at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. “It’s not tak...

February 21, 2015

Despite a chilling rain, the Homelessness Marathon persevered through a 14-hour, live, outdoor broadcast that brought the voices of the homeless to airwaves across America. Marathon founder Jeremy Alderson was homeless himself and created this unique broadcast when he had the oppo...

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