Welcome & This Weekend

Welcome to The Current here on CBS Radio Tampa Bay, our brand-new public affairs and community news program! We’re very excited to bring you this new show that will feature the best of the Bay’s people, places, organizations and more. And we always want to hear from you, so send us your comments and ideas via Twitter, our text line or by email. CBS is strongly committed to our Tampa Bay community, and is proud to bring you this program as a community service.

Our first show features three great, diverse interviews this weekend. They include:

State Senator Jeff Brandes: Senator Brandes, Republican of St. Petersburg, joins us to talk about the ongoing Florida legislative session, as well as some of the bills he’s sponsoring. We discuss a new proposed law that would ban law enforcement from seizing your cell phone and it’s contents, a new online education initiative and more.

Robert Trigaux of the Tampa Bay Times: Times business columnist Robert Trigaux joins us to discuss Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg‘s controversial new book Lean In about women in the workplace. Trigaux discusses his conversations with Tampa Bay’s leading women executives about balancing families and corporate life.

Michele Pliner and Marilyn Shamblin: April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and two representatives from the Sexual Violence Task Force of Tampa Bay join us to discuss Take Back The Night, an empowerment rally on Sunday, April 21 from 4-7 PM in Curtis Hixon Park, 700 North Ashley Drive in Tampa. They also share their personal stories of overcoming sexual violence.

Check the schedule above and be sure to tune in this weekend, and come back every week for more of The Current!

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