The Village Square

Sarah Mueller

Tallahassee residents learned Tuesday night about Midwest voters who voted for President Donald Trump.

Sarah Mueller

An evening about the nation’s racial divide attracted 600 hundred people in Tallahassee Wednesday night to participate in a frank discussion about race and lingering cultural division.

Tallahassee’s Southern Shakespeare Company kicks off a new year of performances this week. The first show features a famous artist who is bringing to the stage his unique and personal take on a Shakespeare classic.

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In the weeks leading up to the November 8th election, WFSU is bringing you coverage of the local issues voters are wrestling with this season. We're kicking off the series by asking why do local elections matter anyway?

women holding "we shall win by love" sign
Florida State Archives

Free events this Wednesday and next will give Big Bend residents the chance to learn about the region’s civil-rights history from people who lived it. A Tallahassee church is hosting two public discussions to celebrate the 50th anniversary of school integration.

On Oct. 1, Tallahassee Community College history Professor Andrea Oliver will talk about how the civil rights movement played out locally.

OUR TOWN, a series of unique local hometown discussions featuring local leaders and neighbors.  We're pairing commissioners from the city and the county to have a constructive cross-governmental discussion about where we are, where we're going and what the challenges ahead are. OUR TOWN forums are a 21st century re-do on the old-fashioned town hall where citizens like us built our communities, our states and our nation.

Friday, February 21st at 7pm on 88.9FM

“OUR TOWN: Local Leadership Forum” is a continuation of an ongoing series of unique local issues forums sponsored by The Village Square, a nonprofit formed by local leaders – from both sides of the political divide – to improve the civility and factual accuracy of civic dialogue. The series is part of a grant funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Fund at the Community Foundation of North Florida to foster an informed, engaged community.

The Village Square

Jan 2, 2013

You've Come a Long Way, Baby? The Politics of the Feminine.

In 2020 we'll celebrate 100 years since the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution and women having the right to vote.  And what a 100 years it has been! Nearly everything has changed in our families, in our work lives and in the choices women have in how to lead their lives.

Friday, January 25th at 7 pm on WFSU-FM.

Let TallahasseeWiki's No. 1 Tourguide Show You Around Town

Nov 7, 2012
Thomas Andrew Gustafson

There’s a quick way for anyone to add to or edit the city of Tallahassee. The website TallahasseeWiki has entries for everything from popular restaurants to the hidden treasures like Governor’s Park. And a good chunk of it is thanks to TallahasseeWiki’s number one contributor.

“I’m Judy Westbrook and if I had a title I guess it would be a retired busy-body.” Says Westbrook

She moved to Tallahassee a few years ago. She heard the city was one of the 10 best places to retire.