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Talk Back Florida: Guns, Craft Beer, Equal Pay and more

Missed part of the show? Heres a rewind of the program on April 12, 2014.

Lots of legislation is being voted on in Tallahassee things that might impact YOU so this week on Talk Back Florida we jumped in to some of the hot issues!

Tampa Bay Times Tallahassee Bureau Chief, Steve Bousquet gave us the very latest update on Fridays votes telling us about the $25 auto tag rebate, immigration reform, gun laws changes; including stand your ground, warning shots and concealed carry permits in emergency situations. Bousquet has been covering the Tallahassee beat for 20 years and gives a great inside perspective to the inner-workings of the session. You can read more at http://www.tampabay.com/writers/steve-bousquet

Part 1 with Steve Bousquet


Part 2 with Steve Bousquet


Pinellas County Sheriff, Bob Gualtieri and the state Sheriffs Association are extremely concerned about the concealed carry with out a permit law and the Sheriff joined the show calling the bill insane crazy & absurd. Travis Arnold, an instructor at Equip 2 Conceal joined the conversation to also speak for the second amendment but like the Sheriff has safety concerns with this proposed legislation. More info at https://www.equip2conceal.com/


Cheryl Stumbo, a mother & grandmother in Jacksonville, chapter leader for FL Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America joined the show to talk about her personal experience with gun violence and children and why she joined Moms demand Action for Gun Sense. She also expressed concern about some of the gin legislation being voted on in Tallahassee. She told us about an event this Thursday, April 16th @ 11:30 am in front of St Petersburg City Hall (175 5th St. N.). More info at https://momsdemandaction.org


Tom Scherberger who writes about craft beer for Creative Loafing joined Talk Back Florida to talk about the new sales laws challenging Floridas craft beer industry, from growler laws to distribution and the stir the proposed legislation is causing! Tom also reviewed St. Pete Brewing Co., a new craft beer brewery, that just opened this past week. More info at stpetebrewingcompany.com


We just celebrated equal pay day (April 8th) and author and historian Doris Weatherford joined to discuss the equal rights for men & women legislation pending in Tallahassee, as well as the history for that proposal, the Lilly Ledbetter Law and told listeners that JFK was actually the very first President to introduce equal pay legislation to Congress back in 1963. Weatherford specializes in writing about womens history and has authored a dozen books. More info at members.authorsguild.net/dweatherford


But it wasnt a women who was selected to replace late night talk show host David Letterman. Creative Loafings Arts & Entertainment Editor, Julie Garisto joined us to talk about the late night shake-up (David Letterman announcing that hes retiring), Stephen Colbert named to replace Letterman. We talk about the reaction and people who might have been in the running. Julie also talked about Mad Men season premiere and other fun TV talk about series and special entertainment events coming to the Tampa Bay area. More info at http://cltampa.com/

Part 1 with Julie Garisto


Part 2 with Julie Garisto


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