PERSPECTIVES

Perspectives: Immigration Reform

Apr 20, 2017

A year-old coalition called “FWD.us” hopes Florida will be where national immigration reform starts through a coalition of groups advocating “common-sense solutions”.

In studio are: FWD.Fla Organizer Sam Aguilar and Advocate Caesar Hernandez; and on the phone, President/CEO of the Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Julio Fuentes.

Perspectives: Farmers Feeding Florida

Apr 13, 2017

Upwards of 20% of the nation’s harvested fruits and vegetables never makes it to market because, while perfectly edible, it doesn’t meet the appearance standards of commercial grocery stores.  Now a new program called Farmers Feeding Florida aims to divert that surplus produce to needy families who are food insecure.  Our panel is: Robin Safley, executive director of Farmers Feeding Florida; Jay Johnson with JGL Produce, who works with farmers who provide crops to the program; and Second Harvest of the Big Bend Executive Director Rick Minor.

Perspectives: Dental Care

Apr 6, 2017

Members of the Florida Dental Association talk about the newly-released Two Year Progress Report on the accessibility and affordability of dental care in Florida.  They also address some common misperceptions about good dental health and the connection to overall wellness.  On the panel: Drew Eason, FDA executive director/CEO; Dr, Bill D’Aiuto, FDA president and member of the Workforce Innovations Task Group, which developed the state’s Action for Dental Health Initiative; FDA Vice President and Workforce Chair Dr. Jolene Paramore; Joe Anne Hart.

Perspectives: Stomping Out Childhood Obesity

Mar 30, 2017

Leon County’s Eighth Annual “Stomp Out” event is set for April 8th at the Tallahassee Museum.  Begun as part of the community’s campaign against juvenile Type II Diabetes, it now focuses on reversing the exploding trend of childhood obesity.  To talk about that epidemic and the many community resources arrayed to fight it are: Nick Maddox, executive director of the Foundation for Leon County Schools; Courtney Atkins, executive director of Whole Child Leon; Dawn Springs, director of the Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare Metabolic Health Center; and joining the conversation by phone, Tallahass

Perspectives: Open Lines

Mar 23, 2017

Listeners choose the topics and guide the conversation.

Perspectives: Volunteerism

Mar 16, 2017

Whether it’s responding to a house fire down the road or helping kids discovery the secrets of their neighborhood public library, volunteers form a huge part of our community’s overall response to the needs of all of us.  To talk about that and the many volunteer opportunities now available in our area: Jeri Bush, director of Volunteer Leon; Ellen Piekalkiewicz, executive director of United Parners for Human Services; and Chaires-Capitola Volunteer Fire Department Chief Joe Parks.

Perspectives: Dementia Resources

Mar 9, 2017

Even though there is still no cure or prevention, the number of state and local resources to help patients of dementia and their caregivers is growing.  To talk about it are: Florida Department of Elder Affairs Deputy Secretary Richard Prudom; Debbie Maroney with the Alzheimer’s Project; Demential Caregiver Dr. Regina Sofer; and Tallahassee City Commissioner Gil Ziffer.

Perspectives: Terezin Requiem

Mar 2, 2017

A Tallahassee performance of Verdi’s Requiem of Resistance comes to the state of Ruby Diamon Concert Hall on March 25.  It will be part of Holocaust Education Week and to speak about this community outreach is: Barbara Goldstein, executive director of the Holocaust Education Resource Council; Rabbi Jack Romberg from Temple Israel; Mandy Stringer, director of the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra; and Orchestra Board Member Marjorie Turnbull.

Perspectives: Bees and Beekeeping

Feb 23, 2017

Members of the Apalachee Beekeepers Association, Rick, Michelle, Melanie, Kate and Ryan, talk about their hobby and how eager they are to help anyone get involved in this fascinating and rewarding pastime.

Perspectives: Great Florida Cattle Drive

Feb 16, 2017

Florida’s ancient cattle culture and its modern expression are the themes of a new PBS documentary, “The Great Florida Cattle Drive: Unbroken Circles”, produced by the father/son filmmaking team from Blountstown, Florida, Elam and Nic Stoltzfus.  That film, to be aired on WFSU-TV and other Florida Public Television stations, will be premiered at Tallahassee’s Mission San Luis this evening (2/17) and Elam and Nic talk about the movie and its significance.

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