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Here you can find the best of the audio from the Herald Tribune. The Herald-Tribune Media Group's mission is to be the most trusted and valued source of news and information in the market we serve.

Here you can find the best of the audio from the Herald Tribune. The Herald-Tribune Media Group's mission is to be the most trusted and valued source of news and information in the market we serve.


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Here you can find the best of the audio from the Herald Tribune. The Herald-Tribune Media Group's mission is to be the most trusted and valued source of news and information in the market we serve.




911 call in Sarasota 'swatting' incident

A phony 911 caller told dispatchers he had killed his daughter and tied up his wife at the couple’s address. That phony 911 call set in motion a chain of events that culminated with a SWAT raid in Eastern Sarasota, and a terrified young couple being ordered out of their home, searched and taken to the ground at gunpoint. (Be aware: there is adult language in the recording.)


Reporter Billy Cox talks about Myakka City python hunter and reality TV star Dusty "Wildman" Crum

In this podcast, Herald-Tribune senior reporter Billy Cox talks with topics editor Lee Williams about his "Python Man" story, which focuses on Dusty Crum, a Sarasota native who hunts invasive pythons in the Everglades with his bare hands (and bare feet) and stars in "Guardians of the Glades" on the Discovery Channel.


John Kelly questioned about UFOs

Herald-Tribune reporter Billy Cox asks retired U.S. Marines general and former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly about UFOs. Recorded Jan. 27, 2020, in Sarasota, Florida.


Reporter Billy Cox talks about "Bad Paper" discharge story

On this episode, senior reporter Billy Cox talks about his story that's coming Sunday, which updates the legal class-action lawsuit involving veterans who received other-than-honorable discharges because of PTSD, TBI and other non-visible wounds.


Weather Permitting: Microplastics

We talk about plastic pollution with a Sarasota mother who joined the fight against microplastics and became a member of the group Rethinking Plastic.


Weather Permitting: Coral Health

A discussion of coral health and disease with Mote Marine Laboratory Dr. Erinn Muller, the science director of Elizabeth Moore International Center for Coral Reef Research and Restoration. Join the Weather Permitting group on Facebook.


Kimberly Miller Game Day FLA/GA Weather Forecast with Gatehouse Florida Weather Reporter

Kimberly Miller gives a weather forecast for Jacksonville, FL for Sat. Nov 2nd, leading up to the Florida Georgia Rivalry Football Game


Jimmy Geurts talks about the biggest movies made in Sarasota-Manatee

Jimmy Geurts sits down with Wade Tatangelo to discuss some of the films shot in our area.


Water Issues: The increasing demand and cost of potable water in Florida

Senior reporter Dale White discusses his recent project on the increasing cost of potable water in Florida.


Lisa Michelle Frith Szabo interview in Sheena Morris case

Assistant State Attorney Arthur Brown interviews Lisa Michelle Frith Szabo, who was in a Bradenton Beach hotel room next to the room where Sheena Morris was found dead on New Years Day 2009. Szabo's attorney, who was not identified in the recording, is also present. Related story:Sheena Morris’ family says Bradenton Beach death investigations were biased


Manatee students who protest told of potential arrest

In this recording provided to the Herald-Tribune, a man believed to be Lincoln Memorial Academy Principal Ronnie King says students who walk out of class in protest could be arrested. Read the story


Sheena Morris

Topics Editor Lee Williams talks about his latest story on the 2009 death of Sheena Morris


Audio: 911 call from Sarasota residents held against their will on a fishing boat

Christopher Giuffre, 23, a passenger on the charter fishing boat Double Marker, talks with an unidentified dispatcher near midnight on June 1, 2019, as he says he and fellow passengers were being "held hostage" by a captain who was under the influence of alcohol and drugs. Read the story. Related stories: Police: Sarasota boat passengers held captive by drunken, armed captain Sarasota charter captain could lose livelihood, freedom


More to the story: Wade Tatangelo talks about his favorite Allman Brothers Band experiences

This week marks the Allman Brothers Band's 50th anniversary and the launch of the Allman Betts Band featuring Devon Allman, Sarasota native Duane Betts and Venice resident Berry Duane Oakley.


More to the story: Laura Finaldi talks about Westfield Sarasota Square mall

The Herald-Tribune retail and tourism reporter talks about her Sunday column that's focused on the future of the mall.


Sarasota Memorial Park Cemetery

Chris Anderson discusses his story about the Sarasota Memorial Park cemetery


Billy Cox discusses the USS Pueblo

On this podcast, senior reporter Billy Cox discusses his story about the 51st Anniversary of the seizure of the USS Pueblo by the North Koreans


HT Preps: On the Grid Ep. 15, after the semis

The boys review last week's semifinal losses in football and look ahead to HT Preps' winter season.