PERSPECTIVES

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.

Perspectives: Special Olympics

Jan 28, 2016

Organizers, volunteers and athletes connected with Leon County’s Special Olympics talk about the program and the positive impact it has on everyone who’s involved with it.

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