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!

For the 2016 election cycle, July will bring a focus on our local elections - what we are dubbing, "Political Perspectives."  Each of these episodes will be available to view on both 4fsu (channel 4 for Comcast subscribers - view TV schedules) and online at wfsu.org/perspectives.  Summer 2016's schedule includes the following conversations:

Tuesday, July 5 - Leon Clerk of Court 
Wednesday, July 6 - Leon Sheriff 
Thursday, July 7 - Leon School Superintendent 
Friday, July 8 - Leon Property Appraiser 
Monday, July 11 - Leon Supervisor of Elections 
Tuesday, July 12 - Leon County Commission Seat 2 
Wednesday, July 13 - Leon County Commission At-Large Seat 1 
Thursday, July 14 - Leon School Board District 2 
Friday, July 15 – Leon School Board District 4 
Monday, July 18 - Tallahassee City Commission Seat 1 
Tuesday, July 19 - Tallahassee City Commission Seat 2 
Wednesday, July 20 - Congressional Second District 
Thursday, July 21 - Congressional Fifth District 
Friday, July 22 - Second Judicial Circuit State Attorney 
Monday, July 25 - Second Judicial Circuit Public Defender 
Tuesday, July 26 - Florida State House District 8 
Wednesday, July 27 - Florida State House District 9

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: Small Business Help

Dec 1, 2016

Tallahassee’s two universities offer a wide range of free services for both business start-ups and existing enterprises.  To talk about those resources, Keith Bowers, regional director of the Small Business Development Center at Florida A&M University and Mike Campbell, director of the North Florida Operations at the Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship at Florida State University.

Perspectives: Office of Economic Vitality

Nov 17, 2016

Leon County’s new Office of Economic Vitality is dedicated to, not only attracting new outside business to the area, but also helping promote local existing and startup business.  To talk about is the office’s Director Al Latimer, Jay Revell, vice president of the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce, Lucas Lindsey, executive director of DOMI Station, Cecilia Homison, CEO of First Commerce Credit Union, and Alyce Lee Stansbury, president of Stansbury Consulting and member of Institute for Nonprofit Innovation Excellence.

Perspectives: Willie Meggs

Nov 10, 2016

Since first being elected in 1984, Willie Meggs has been the state attorney for Florida’s Second Judicial Circuit.  Now, with retirement coming up fast and his hand-chosen successor also the pick of the voters, Meggs remembers some of his more interesting prosecutorial experiences and the many personalities he’s dealt with over these many years in office.

Perspectives: Political High Anxiety

Nov 3, 2016

Does a constant exposure to political news – particularly the high-intensity kind from cable TV news channels and talk radio – cause changes in such things as brain chemistry, attitudes and behavior?  Florida State University’s Dr. Brad Schmidt, distinguished research professor and director of the Anxiety & Behavioral Health Clinic and Sociology Professor Dr. Deana Rohlinger discuss what that means, not only for our political, but also our personal well-being.

Perspectives: HERC Remembrance Dinner

Oct 27, 2016

On November 9th, the Holocaust Education Resource Council (HERC) hosts its annual Remembrance Dinner at FSU’s Turnbull Center.  The featured speaker will be former U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Florida Pamela Marsh, who will talk about the 2011 discovery of a 16th Century art masterpiece, stolen by the Nazis in World War II, that wound up in the state art museum in Milan, Italy and then brought to Tallahassee’s Brogan Museum as part of a traveling exhibit.  On this Perspectives, Ms.

Perspectives: Tallahassee’s Tress

Oct 20, 2016

Tallahassee is known for its trees.  Lives oaks line the city’s canopy roads, pines tower in parks and crepe myrtles bloom. But as many city residents have learned following Hurricane Hermine, those same trees can create a liability when a storm comes. Joining us in the studio are:

Perry Odom an electric utility arborist with the city of Tallahassee.

Jennifer Magavero an urban forestry specialist with the city.

Stan Rosenthal, a forester with Big Bend Forestry and extension agent emeritus.

Perspectives: Mayor Andrew Gillum

Oct 13, 2016

A new city budget, concerns over crime rates, community initiatives and Hermine clean up—Tallahassee is growing and sometimes that can leave city leaders in a rush to keep up. Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum joins WFSU for a about how he helps the community navigate change.

Perspectives: Disability Employment Awareness

Oct 6, 2016

The month of October is set aside to encourage more employers to hire people with disabilities.  To talk about programs that do this, as well as those helping more people with disabilities get training, education, employment counseling and connect with other resources, we speak with: Dr. Sue Homant, president and CEO of the Able Trust; John Finch, director of ABLE United; and CareerSource Capital Region CEO Jim McShane.

Perspectives: Apalachicola River Trek

Sep 29, 2016

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Perspectives: Foley Plant Pipeline

Sep 22, 2016

Georgia Pacific’s Foley Paper Mill in Wakulla County has proposed running a 15-mile wastewater pipeline from the plant to the Gulf of Mexico.  The company has promised to restore the Fenholloway River, which had been the discharge route for that wastewater.  Still, environmentalists, Gulf fishermen and political leaders from neighboring counties remain concerned.  Company officials declined to appear on the program, which features:  Linda Young, Director of the Clean Water Network of Florida; Wakulla County Commissioner Howard Kessler; and John Taylor who heads the Wakulla Commercial Fisher

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