Perspectives (WFSU) on 88.9 WFSU-FM

Thursdays, 11 am ET - Noon

Join WFSU and host Tom Flanigan for the live, listener call-in program Perspectives. It's the perfect forum to discuss the issues that concern YOU!

Please join us by listening to the program every Thursday morning at 11, and by calling us. The numbers are 850-414-1234, or 800-926-8809. You can also e-mail your questions and comments to perspectives@wfsu.org .

Perspectives is broadcast LIVE each Thursday at 11:00 am ET on 88.9, WFSU-FM and wfsu.org.

Perspectives: Gaines Street Development

Apr 28, 2016

Take a drive through Tallahassee and you’ll see development in nearly every neighborhood. And one might say the epicenter of that growth is right along Gaines Street. But along with growth spurts come growing pains and not everyone sees eye-to-eye when it comes to Tallahassee’s changing identity. So, what does it take to balance the needs of a growing city while maintaining the small-town charm that attracted many of its residents in the first place? 

Joining the Conversation are:

Cherie Bryant, Director of planning for the city of Tallahassee Leon County

It’s the sixteenth year for the LeMoyne Chain of Parks Art Festival in downtown Tallahassee.  Providing this year’s preview are: Festival Chair Kelly Dozier; LeMoyne Executive Director Ann Kozeliski; and Festival Patron Jim Davis, who also heads Sustainable Tallahassee.

Back in the fall, several Tallahassee business people, former elected officials, along with public policy and budgeting experts, joined forces in opposition to the City of Tallahassee’s proposed 27% property tax increase.  Ultimately, that effort was partially successful and now the group wants to be an ongoing force in helping craft the City’s fiscal priorities.  Talking about this effort is former Tallahassee City Commissioner/Mayor and real estate company owner Penny Herman, along with local insurance executive Bobby Bacon.

Perspectives: Developmental Screening

Mar 31, 2016

On Friday, April 8, dozens of area agencies and providers join forces for the bi-annual free developmental screening at Children’s Medical Services in Tallahassee.  To talk about the event and how it’s designed to help kids and their caregivers are:  Courtney Atkins, executive director of Whole Child Leon; Catie McRae, chair of the Developmental Screening Committee; Tallahassee Pediatrician Dr. Mary Beth Seay; and Sarah McElhaney with the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Social Medicine in the FSU College of Medicine.

Perspectives: Guardian Ad Litem

Mar 24, 2016

Last year, about 700 neglected and abused children in Franklin, Gadsden, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty and Wakulla counties found a friend in the judicial circuit’s Guardian Ad Litem program.  Talking about that program and its many community partners and an upcoming fundraiser on April 16 are: Deborah Moore, circuit director of the program; Omega Wynn, president of Child Advocates II, which helps support the effort; and Kristine Lamont, chair of the “Cupcakes and Cookies for Kids” fundraiser.

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