Launching Truthshine

Truthshine is committed to dismantling white supremacy by challenging racist histories and the policies they sustain.  We seek to highlight the truth about the black stories of our communities, and create a reckoning with persistent inequalities in education, healthcare, justice, employment and opportunities of every kind. Watch our launch video and learn more here.

Florida This Week

Florida This Week is West Central Florida’s longest-running primetime public affairs program. Moderator Rob Lorei leads a diverse roundtable of journalists, academics, officials, and other political insiders for lively talk. In this episode, the Parkland massacre was one year ago and the battle to end gun violence continues. One multi-millionaire mayoral candidate criticizes another multi-millionaire for … More Florida This Week

Florida This Week

Florida This Week is West Central Florida’s longest-running primetime public affairs program. Moderator Rob Lorei leads a diverse roundtable of journalists, academics, officials, and other political insiders for lively talk. In this episode, a federal judge orders the state to reform the way it restores voting rights to ex-felons, massive protests against gun violence take … More Florida This Week

Florida This Week

Florida This Week is West Central Florida’s longest-running primetime public affairs program. Moderator Rob Lorei leads a diverse roundtable of journalists, academics, officials, and other political insiders for lively talk. In this episode, local school systems are struggling to figure out how to pay for the armed officers required by Tallahassee. The deadly collapse of … More Florida This Week

In Memoriam-Gene Smith

Obituary from the Tampa Bay Times.  January 9, 2018 The man they called the ninth council member around St. Petersburg City Hall leaves colorful memories unlikely to face term limits. Gene Smith, 68, was found dead in his apartment at 430 5th St Monday morning, according to police. The death is still officially under investigation, … More In Memoriam-Gene Smith

Florida This Week

Florida This Week is West Central Florida’s longest-running primetime public affairs program. Moderator Rob Lorei leads a diverse roundtable of journalists, academics, officials, and other political insiders for lively talk. This week: more fallout in Florida from the growing number of sexual harassment allegations. Senator Marco Rubio supports the Republican tax plan despite failing to … More Florida This Week

Florida This Week

Florida This Week is West Central Florida’s longest-running primetime public affairs program. Moderator Rob Lorei leads a diverse roundtable of journalists, academics, officials, and other political insiders for lively talk. This week: The violence in Charlottesville last weekend has sparked a national debate over where the country is heading under President Trump; The Hillsborough County … More Florida This Week

Florida This Week

Florida This Week is West Central Florida’s longest-running primetime public affairs program. Moderator Rob Lorei leads a diverse roundtable of journalists, academics, officials, and other political insiders for lively talk. This week: Senator Bill Nelson says if the allegations of Russian involvement in the November election are true, it was an “act of war;” The … More Florida This Week

Florida This Week

Florida This Week is West Central Florida’s longest-running primetime public affairs program. Moderator Rob Lorei leads a diverse roundtable of journalists, academics, officials, and other political insiders for lively talk. This week: Calls for a federal investigation into Donald Trump’s donation to Pam Bondi’s campaign; The number of debates between the U.S. Senate candidates is still … More Florida This Week