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411 Teen: Common Sense (3)

Oct 24, 2016

Students from the IB program at Rickards High School examine the political climate and discuss the first debate between presidential candidates Clinton and Trump.

Host: Dr. Liz Holifield

Original airdate: October 23, 2016 

Capital Report: 10-21-2016

Oct 21, 2016

Republican Senator Marco Rubio has been leading in Florida’s U.S. Senate race, but new polls show the race may now be too close to call. Regan McCarthy has more.  

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is refusing to say he’ll honor the results of the November 8th election. Politicos and historians alike say the statement undermines integral American institutions like credible democracy and peaceful transitions of power. Kate Payne looks at what Trump’s remarks mean for elections officials in the Sunshine State.

Perspectives: Tallahassee’s Tress

Oct 20, 2016

Tallahassee is known for its trees.  Lives oaks line the city’s canopy roads, pines tower in parks and crepe myrtles bloom. But as many city residents have learned following Hurricane Hermine, those same trees can create a liability when a storm comes. Joining us in the studio are:

Perry Odom an electric utility arborist with the city of Tallahassee.

Jennifer Magavero an urban forestry specialist with the city.

Stan Rosenthal, a forester with Big Bend Forestry and extension agent emeritus.

Capital Report: 10-14-2016

Oct 17, 2016

Floridians have a few days left to register to vote in November. Regan McCarthy reports that’s thanks to a group of voting rights activists, the Democratic Party and a federal judge.

In a matter of weeks Floridians will be asked to decide on a seemingly humdrum amendment giving citizens a constitutional right to solar.  But Nick Evans reports opponents are up in arms—claiming power companies are using the initiative as a way to stifle the spread of solar power.  

411 Teen: Run For Lawson

Oct 17, 2016

Our annual show on this subject. In September of 2009, eighteen-year-old Lawson Mayfield's life was cut short after she contracted bacterial meningitis. Lawson's mother Cathy talks about her experiences.

Host: Dr. Liz Holifield

Original airdate: October 16, 2016 

Perspectives: Mayor Andrew Gillum

Oct 13, 2016

A new city budget, concerns over crime rates, community initiatives and Hermine clean up—Tallahassee is growing and sometimes that can leave city leaders in a rush to keep up. Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum joins WFSU for a about how he helps the community navigate change.

411 Teen: Common Sense (2)

Oct 10, 2016

In part two of a series that will continue through the election, sixteen-year-olds from the IB program at Rickards High School take on politics.

Host: Dr. Liz Holifield

Original airdate: October 9, 2016

Capital Report: 10-07-2016

Oct 7, 2016

The major party presidential candidates are offering two starkly different courses for the country ahead of Election Day.  The contrast is particularly acute in their economic plans.  Nick Evans spoke with business leaders on both sides of the aisle about what the candidates’ visions would mean in Florida.

Perspectives: Disability Employment Awareness

Oct 6, 2016

The month of October is set aside to encourage more employers to hire people with disabilities.  To talk about programs that do this, as well as those helping more people with disabilities get training, education, employment counseling and connect with other resources, we speak with: Dr. Sue Homant, president and CEO of the Able Trust; John Finch, director of ABLE United; and CareerSource Capital Region CEO Jim McShane.

Capital Report: 09-30-2016

Sep 30, 2016

A massive sinkhole under a phosphate plant in Central Florida is dumping millions of gallons of contaminated water into the ground. West in Tampa, that city’s mayor is facing questions about his handling of a sewage spill into the bay. And in North Florida, a fight over a proposed wastewater pipeline, has surrounding counties picking sides. Lynn Hatter tells us about the latest in Florida’s ongoing water fights.