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.

The fascinating history and legacy of Florida Territorial Governor William Duval comes alive in the words of historian and author James M. Denham, professor of history and director the Lawton M. Chiles, Jr. Center for Florida History at Florida Southern College in Lakeland.  Joining the conversation, Denham’s local colleagues Bob Holladay and David Proctor from the Tallahassee Community College History Department.

Perspectives: Bees

Feb 25, 2016

Bees don’t only make honey; they also serve as an early-warning device when it comes to environmental threats and are critical in the production of food crops and other important plants.  Members of the Apalachee Beekeepers talk about their hobby and offer tips for those wishing to pursue beekeeping: President Bob Steele; Master Beekeeper Bob Livingston; and Beekeepers Rick Flagg, Michelle Byng, Alan Strout and Charles Futch are the panel.

Perspectives: Keeping Our World Beautiful

Feb 18, 2016

From picking up roadside litter to helping neighborhoods organize their own beautification efforts, the state and local offshoots of Keep America Beautiful are hard at work improving our communities’ quality of life.  We talk about it with: Keep Florida Beautiful Executive Director Mary Jean Yon;  Jo Ann Palmer, executive director of Keep Wakulla County Beautiful; and Executive Director of Keep Tallahassee/Leon County Beautiful Diana Hanson.

Perspectives: Canopy Roads Protection

Feb 11, 2016

The Leon County Commission is set to consider the possible dismantling of the long-standing Canopy Road Citizens Committee.  Now a group called the Canopy Roads Protection Coalition are petitioning to keep the committee in business.  Making that case are: Tabitha Frazier, current Citizens Committee chair; Stan Rosenthal, recently-retired Leon County Forester; Scott Davis, vice-chair Leon County Native Plant Society; Marjorie Turnbull, former state representative, Leon county commissioners and principal advocate for the creation of the committee in 1992; and Former Leon County Commissioner C

Perspectives: Working Well Update

Feb 4, 2016

Leon County’s Working Well program is celebrating its tenth year.  In addition to traditional employee wellness programs, the initiative has expanded to include resources that promote less stressful, more productive and collaborative workplaces.  To talk about it: Mary Barley with Leon County, Working Well’s executive director; Melissa Dancer-Brown, director of colleague health and wellness at Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare; and Business Health Manager for Capital Regional Medical Center, Mary Weller.

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