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Capital Report: 12-14-2018

Dec 14, 2018

Governor-Elect Ron DeSantis’ economic transition team held a conference call this week to pitch suggestions on how to harness what will drive Florida’s economy going forward. Ryan Dailey has more.

411 Teen: Politics Rap

Dec 10, 2018

IB students from Rickards High School, representative of diverse political perspectives, examine and discuss the local, state, and national political climate.

Host: Dr. Liz Holifield

Original airdate: December 9, 2018

Capital Report: 12-07-2018

Dec 7, 2018

Governor-elect Ron DeSantis has chosen fellow Republican and Former Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran to head the State Department of Education. Ryan Dailey reports Florida’s Board of Education will vote on whether or not Corcoran gets the job later this month.

Perspectives: Diversity and Inclusion

Dec 6, 2018

Including people of different backgrounds, skill sets, attitudes and personalities in any organization is a critical factor in that organization’s ultimate success.  That’s the premise of this discussion, which was also made available via Facebook Live and 4FSU, Comcast Channel 4.  The guests for the discussion: John Thrasher, President of Florida State University; Renisha Gibbs, Florida State University’s Chief Diversity Officer and Associate Vice President for Human Resources; Inam Sakinah, Founding Chair of Power of We at Florida State University; Isa Colli, present FSU Power of We chai

411 Teen: College Bound Organizer

Dec 3, 2018

Anna Costaras and Gail Liss, authors of The College Bound Organizer, talk with 411 Teen about the college application process, covering points most relevant to seniors: when to start the process, standardized tests, what schools to apply to, and more.

Host: Dr. Liz Holifield

Original airdate: December 2, 2018

Capital Report: 11-30-2018

Nov 30, 2018

A new front in the ongoing battle between Everglades restoration and Florida’s sugar industry has opened up. This time, it’s over a planned water reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee. Environmentalists are suing to block an extension of sugar leases they say could delay construction. Lynn Hatter has more.

As the deadline to renew the National Flood Insurance Program looms over Congress, many are left wondering what they will do if it ends. While the NFIP is the primary source of flood insurance coverage, it is not the only provider. Robbie Gaffney has more.

Perspectives: Workforces of the Future

Nov 29, 2018

Even though the Capital Region is technically at full employment, the jobs of tomorrow may be very different from what’s available today.  To talk about the new collaborations among many agencies and organizations to prepare today’s workforce for what’s likely to come are: Kimberly Moore, vice president for Workforce Innovation at Tallahassee Community College; and Cristina Paredes, director of Leon County’s Office of Economic Vitality.

411 Teen: Virtual School

Nov 26, 2018

Members of the Virtual School community examine and explore the advantages and benefits of virtual school.

Host: Dr. Liz Holifield

Original airdate: November 25, 2018 

Capital Report: 11-23-2018

Nov 23, 2018

The Florida Legislature convened in Tallahassee before the Thanksgiving holiday for an organizational session. Gina Jordan reports new lawmakers were sworn in, and new leaders were installed.

A new crop of leaders will make their way to Tallahassee in January. The state canvassing board has signed off on the results of a contentious election that has seen Florida’s leadership through another big change.

411 Teen: The N Word

Nov 19, 2018

Language advisory: This program contains language which may be objectionable to some listeners.

African-American students join in a discussion of the use in popular culture of the 'N' word.

Host: Dr. Liz Holifield

Original airdate: November 18, 2018

Perspectives: After the Storm

Nov 15, 2018

Hurricane Michael was just over one month ago.  As much of the area struggles to recover, what has worked, what hasn’t worked so well and what might help future storm preparation and response efforts?  We hear from: Deanna Frazier with FEMA’s Office of External Affairs; Kevin Peters, director of Leon County Emergency Management; Mathieu Cavell from Leon County Administration; Rob McGarrah, City of Tallahassee Electric Utility Manager; Michael Martin, 2-1-1 Northwest Florida Manager and also with United Way of Escambia County; and Beth Tracy, IBM Corporate Citizenship Manager.

411 Teen: Leon County 4-H

Nov 12, 2018

Marcus Boston, Leon County Extension Director and members of the Leon County 4-H  Club join 411 Teen to discuss programs and forthcoming projects in the local chapter.

Host: Dr. Liz Holifield

Original airdate: November 11, 2018

Capital Report: 11-09-2018

Nov 9, 2018

It seemed as though the tight race for U.S. Senate was a done deal on Election Night.  Governor Rick Scott was out to unseat incumbent Senator Bill Nelson.  WGCU’s Rachel Iacovone (yah-ku-VOAN-ee) was at the presumptive victor’s watch party.

Perspectives: Veterans Day

Nov 8, 2018

Florida’s Capital City has aspired to be the country’s most “Vet Friendly” community.  Progress toward that goal forms a large part of the discussion featuring: Representative of the Tallahassee National Cemetery Clark Brookstone; Washington Sanchez, member of the Florida Veterans Hall of Fame, Purple Heart recipient and major contributor to the Tallahassee Veterans Legal Collaborative; and Jennifer LaVia from the Florida State University Law School Veterans’ Legal Clinic.

Capital Report: 11-02-2018

Nov 7, 2018

Panhandle schools hit hard by Hurricane Michael are re-opening, and many students are experiencing a “new normal” as they return. Ryan Dailey reports some districts are having to get creative to get all students in the classroom. He recently spoke with two superintendents who are having to do just that.

Weeks after Hurricane Michael made landfall in the panhandle, some displaced residents say FEMA has been slow to respond.

411 Teen: Politics Rap

Nov 5, 2018

IB students from Rickards High School, representative of diverse political perspectives, examine and discuss the local, state, and national political climate.

Host: Dr. Liz Holifield

Original airdate: November 4, 2018 

Perspectives: Adoption From All Sides

Nov 1, 2018

What’s it like to foster or adopt one or more children?  And what is it like to actually BE one of those kids?  As we kick off National Adoption Month, an expert panel examines these questions from multiple angles, even as Florida’s need for more foster and adoptive parents, as well as supportive volunteers, continues to grow.  We speak with: Jane Johnson, Director of Advocacy at the Florida Council for Community Mental Health; Shannon Carroll, Tallahassee-based adoptive mother of 7 children; Michelle Scott, FSU Senior who was in foster care herself for many years, experiencing 14 differen

Capital Report: 10-26-2018

Oct 29, 2018

In storm-ravaged Panama City, a new crisis is emerging: housing. Across the city, evictions are taking place as apartment complexes and rental units are condemned. Many of these are rent-controlled and income-based. Lynn Hatter reports that’s leaving hundreds of people scrambling for places to go. For some, there’s nowhere to go.

Tom Flanigan reports the fury of Hurricane Michael did severe damage to the region’s financial services networks.  Now the area’s bankers are doing what they can to speed the recovery of residents and businesses.

411 Teen: Hate Groups

Oct 29, 2018

According to numerous reports and research from the Southern Poverty Law Center, hate groups are on the rise. Students from Florida High Developmental School explore and discuss xenophobia and the rise of hate groups in America.

Host: Dr. Liz Holifield

Original airdate: October 28, 2018

411 Teen: Dr. Christine Horner

Oct 22, 2018

Dr. Christine Horner, MD., speaks to parents and adults on five silent killers: high blood pressure, HPV, pancreatic cancer, diabetes, and sleep apnea.

Host: Dr. Liz Holifield

Original airdate: October 21, 2018

Capital Report: 10-19-2018

Oct 19, 2018

Panhandle Counties ravaged by Hurricane Michael are trying to rebuild, with many still waiting for power. Ryan Dailey recently went to Liberty and Calhoun counties, neighboring areas both dealing with their own challenges.

Florida State University President John Thrasher talks about why the school decided to go ahead with this weekend’s Homecoming festivities in the wake of Hurricane Michael.  The event will now include a major relief effort to help storm victims and bring national attention to their plight.  Then WFSU-FM News Director Lynn Hatter and Assignment Editor Regan McCarthy join the discussion to share their observations from the field and latest developments in the region’s storm recovery.

The two candidates vying to succeed Gil Ziffer in the Tallahassee City Commission Seat Five job, Bob Lotane and Dianne Williams-Cox, talk about what they’d do about crime, the lack of public confidence in city government, job creation, enacting a higher minimum wage in Tallahassee and increasing opportunity for the community’s young people.

The two finalist candidates for Tallahassee City Commission Seat Three, Lisa Brown and Jeremy Matlow, discuss their priorities for city government.  Topics covered include campaign finances, bringing more business to the area, Community Redevelopment projects, and more.

The two finalist candidates for Tallahassee Mayor, John Dailey and Dustin Daniels, talk about their particular approaches to economic development, income inequality, workforce development, crime, City Hall ethics and much more.