News-Press April Freeman CoHosting Talk Show

Freeman hosts Internet show
By: Betty Parker

April Freeman, the Lee County Democrat who lost to Curt Clawson in the last election and is already running against him next year, is doing her own Internet-based weekly talk show featuring Southwest Florida issues and personalities of all parties.

Freeman, who works in video production, said the shows are available on YouTube; one of the first featured a 45-minute interview with Cape Coral Mayor Marni Sawicki.

The next is expected to feature Michael Dreikorn, who also ran unsuccessfully for Congress as a Republican.

Each segment will be 30-45 minutes long, Freeman said; sometimes more than one person or event may be featured.

She hopes to especially attract young viewers, who get much of their information from social media. "The youth vote was so low in the last election," she said. "I wanted to try something to get them engaged, and through putting this on YouTube and promoting through social media and Facebook would be a good way to reach out."

The show is called "Coffee and Bacon," she said. "Everybody drinks coffee, and we wanted a reference to politics, and decided bacon sounded better than pork," she said with a laugh.