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: Hurricane Hermine Retrospective

Sep 15, 2016

What went well (and not so well) when Hermine paid a visit to Florida’s Capital City Region a few weeks ago?  And what lessons can be applied to the next major disaster that befalls the area?  To talk about it are: Leon County Emergency Management Director Kevin Peters; Director of Leon County Community and Media Relations Mathieu Cavell; Tallahassee Deputy City Manager Reese Goad; Tallahassee Assistant City Manager Community Engagement and Public Safety Cynthia Barber; Tony Guillen with the City of Tallahassee Electric Department; and joining the conversation by phone, former Florida Lt.

Perspectives: Suicide

Sep 8, 2016

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States.  The reasons so many people kill themselves and the latest tools and therapies to address the issue are the subjects discussed by our expert panel: FSU College of Medicine Clinical Psychologist Dr. Heather Flynn; former NAMI-Tallahassee Board President and suicide survivor Mary Bowers; and Dr. John Bailey from TMS Health Care.

Perspectives: Working Well

Sep 1, 2016

For the past 10 years, Tallahassee’s Working Well program has been making the workplace environment of dozens of Capital City employers a lot more healthy and fun.

Talking about it are: Mary Barley, health and well-being coordinator for Leon County and Working Well executive director; Mary Waller, business health and wellness manager at Capital Regional Medical Center; Becca Gilbert, senior manager of Marketing and Business Development for Thomas Howell Ferguson; and Dr. Patrick Smith, DC of Smith Family Chiropractic.

Perspectives: Business Succession Plan

Aug 25, 2016

You’ve got that lifetime-dream business off the ground, but how do you make sure it will continue to exist and prosper after you’re not around anymore?  To talk about the many advantages and pitfalls of putting together a succession plan are: Chip Cicchetti, vice president/commercial banker with Hancock Bank; Stuart Goldberg, Law Offices of Stuart E. Goldberg, PL; and Michael Kalifeh, CPA/CFST, Thomas Howell Ferguson.

Perspectives: Chronic Disease Impact

Aug 18, 2016

As estimated one out of every two Americans has some kind of chronic disease; one out of three people have more than one of these conditions.  To talk about how the pervasiveness of chronic disease affects everything from health care costs to national productivity are: Candace DeMatteis, policy chief for the Florida Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease; Charlie Adams, deputy director of Big Bend Cares; Brenda Olsen, chief mission officer for the American Lung Association of the Southeast; and Dr. Nicole Bixler, president of the Florida Osteopathic Medical Association.

Perspectives: Opening Nights

Aug 12, 2016

From legendary singer Smokey Robinson to the humor of Lily Tomlin, dance, film and everything in between, the 2016-17 season of Opening Nights features an incomparable lineup of world-class talent.  With behind-the-scenes insights about this cultural cavalcade are: Opening Nights Performing Arts Director Chirs Heacox; Administrative Coordinator Bethany Atwell; Marketing and Communications Coordinator Sarah Howard Bozeman; Development Officer Kelly-Ann Fasano; and Education and Engagement Manager Calla MacNamara.

The leadership team of this coalition to attack the problem of childhood obesity in the Tallahassee area talks about what they’ve done and what they plan to do as more partners join this community-wide effort: Dr. Cynthia Harris, director and professor with the College of Pharmacy/Institute of Public Health at FAMU; Sokoya Finch, director Florida Family Network; Dr.

There are three Democrats seeking to succeed term-limited Michelle Rehwinkel Vasilinda as the representative from Florida House District Nine: Democrats Lorrane Ausley, Josh Johnson and Arnitta Grice-Walker.  One of them will have Republican Jim Messer in the November General Election.  All four candidates present their case for winning the office.

There are four Democratic candidates running for Florida House District Eight, which takes in the northern part of Gadsden County, along with parts of northwest, west and southwest Tallahassee: Ramon Alexander; Clarence Jackson; Brad Johnson; and Dianne Williams-Cox.  They discuss the issues facing the district and their plans to address those issues if elected to the Florida Legislature.

The county’s long-time (since 2000) Tax Collector, Democrat Doris Maloy, faces former City Commissioner, Police Officer and Business Owner, Republican John Paul Bailey.  The candidates talk about their backgrounds and what that experience brings to their respective vision for the office.

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