Perspectives: A FULL SUMMER

Apr 2, 2015

Organizers of an all-volunteer effort to provide meals for low-income kids during the summer months when they don’t receive school-based breakfasts and lunches talk about the upcoming community effort set for June 6th at Rickards High School.  Show participants are: Becky Liner, co-chair of A Full Summer and member of First Baptist Church; Doug Cook, principal of Rickards High School, which is host for this year’s program; Lydia Claire Brooks, director of development of Second Harvest of the Big Bend; Dennis Howard, A Full Summer volunteer and member of St.

Perspectives: Tallahassee Music Week

Mar 26, 2015

Between April 3 and 12, more than a hundred Capital City musical performances will take place during the first-ever Tallahassee Music Week.  Event President Rick Minor has

Perspectives: Tech Expo

Mar 19, 2015

The TalTech Alliance hosts its Eighth Annual TechExpo April 2 at FSU’s Turnbull Conference Center.  Three of the event organizers, Amanda Kuff, Maureen Burns and Kevin Saunders, give a preview of the happening, who should attend and why.

Perspectives: Leon County Sheriff Mike Wood

Mar 12, 2015

The county’s top law enforcement officer talks about the legacy of his predecessor Larry Campbell and his own approach to issues like deadly force, community relations and the need for more resources to address mental health and substance abuse issues.

Perspectives: Teen Drama

Mar 5, 2015

The Capital City area has an amazing variety of venues for area young people to express their theatrical creativity.  We speak with Lincoln High School Choral Director Scott Leaman and Young Actors’ Theatre Artistic Director Robert Stuart.

Perspectives: Bees

Feb 19, 2015

From oranges, to almonds about a third of the foods we eat depend on pollination from insects like bees. Nation-wide, they’re responsible for pollinating about 15-billion dollars in crops each year as well as the production of about 150-million dollars of honey. And while that might sound sweet, experts say pesticide use and a changing global climate, are leading to a steep honey bee decline. We’ll talk with a local beekeepers about what that means for Florida, and how they’re working to protect Tallahassee’s bee population.

Perspectives: Florida Dental Association

Feb 6, 2015

When is the last time you went to the dentist? Today, we bring the dentists, to you.

Perspectives: Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum

Jan 29, 2015

In office for just two months, the Mayor of Tallahassee talks about his vision for the city, including issues such as growth, the possible legality of guns on college and university campuses and the debate over “ban the box” on city job applications.

Perspectives: Children’s Day

Jan 22, 2015

The Florida Museum of History is hosting the 32nd Annual Children’s Day at the R.A. Gray Building from 10 until 4, Saturday, Jan. 31.  To give a preview is the Museum’s Gary Pettit, Jan Wiley with Mission San Luis, Natasha Hartsfield with the Tallahassee Museum and Claire Mikko with the Pilot Club of Tallahassee.


Jan 15, 2015

The upcoming Leon County Sustainable Communities Summit (1/24/15) is entitled, “Food for Us: We’re all at the Table Together”.   At the Perspectives table to give an event preview are:  Dr. Richard Gragg with the FAMU School of the Environment; FSU Urban Planning Professor Dr. Will Butler; Shington Lamy assistant to the Leon county administrator; and Lauren Chappell-Harris, the county’s sustainability assistant.

Perspectives: Shakespeare Festival

Jan 8, 2015

Tallahassee’s 2015 Southern Shakespeare Festival culminates with performances of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” the weekend of April 17.  But much more takes place throughout the community between now and then.  To talk about it are: Festival Executive Director Laura Johnson; Artistic Director Lanny Thomas; Education Director Kevin Carr; and WFSU’s Coordinator of Educational Outreach Tasha Weinstein.

Discussion of the present and future of performing arts in the Tallahassee area with Visit Tallahassee’s Lee Daniels, Chris Heacox with FSU’s “Opening Nights”, Erica Thaler from the Council of Culture and the Arts, and Randi Atwood with the Tallahassee Democrat.

Thursday at 11am.

Perspectives, Thursdays at 11am

Jul 21, 2014

This week join host Lynn Hatter  for the live, listener call-in program Perspectives. It's the perfect forum to discuss the issues that concern YOU!  Please join us by listening to the program every Thursday morning at 11, and by calling us. The numbers are 850-414-1234, or 800-926-8809. You can also e-mail your questions and comments to .

This year's round of Political Perspectives starts Tuesday July 15th at 11:00am.

Tuesday, July 15th - Tallahassee Mayor

Candidates: Andrew Gillum, Zack Richardson, Larry Hendricks, Evin Matthews

Thursday, July 17th –City Commission, Seat 2

Candidates: Diana Oropallo, Curtis Richardson, David Riddle

Tallahassee officials now agree with what many residents have said for years... The city has a big problem with gun violence.  This week on Perspectives, we'll talk about what should be done and what can be done to reduce the incidence of gun crime in Florida's capital city.

On the next perspectives U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Florida Pam Marsh talks about the role of her office and how local, state and federal legal jurisdictions relate and interact.

Perspectives, Thursdays at 11 am on WFSU-FM.

Former FSU Filmmaker Elam Stoltzfus talks about his new documentary, “Florida Wildlife Corridor: Everglades to Okefenokee.”

Perspectives, Thursdays at 11am

Mar 14, 2014

Join WFSU and host Tom Flanigan for the live, listener call-in program Perspectives. It's the perfect forum to discuss the issues that concern YOU!

Please join us by listening to the program every Thursday morning at 11, and by calling us. The numbers are 850-414-1234, or 800-926-8809. You can also e-mail your questions and comments to .

Perspectives is broadcast LIVE each Thursday at 11:00 am ET on 88.9, WFSU-FM and

Tallahassee’s Cascades Park officially opens Friday, March 14.  The day before that, WFSU-FM’s Perspectives will preview the event with guests: Tallahassee Mayor John Marks; Leon County Commission Chair Kristin Dozier; Chief Project Planner Wayne Tedder; and Riley House & Museum Director Althamese Barnes.

Tallahassee’s own Bruce Means is considered one of the world’s top naturalists.  His specialties include the ecology of Florida’s coastal regions and the mysterious mesas of South America.  He’ll talk about these matters and much more on our next Perspectives.

On the next Perspectives we’ll  hear Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra Conductor and Music Director Darko Butorac play disc jockey for the hour, spinning his favorite holiday music from classical to contemporary along with host Tom Flanigan’s favorite tunes.   A few of the favorites includes The Christmas Song  by  Ella Fitzgerald , Rockin' around the Christmas Tree by Brenda Lee,  Jethro Tull ‘s God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen.

Tune in for Perspectives, Thursday at 11am on 88.9FM.

Cindy Dick joined the Tallahassee Fire Department twenty-six years ago and became chief in 2005.  Now she’s retiring and she’ll share her stories this week on Perspectives.

Voter Registration, Election Ballot Security and other 2012 local Election issues were discussed on this episode of Perspectives. The television cameras were back today in the radio studio so you can see and hear what Leon County Supervisor of Elections Ion Sancho and Attorney J.D. DuRant have to say about these topics.

Perspectives: Free Speech

Jan 19, 2012

Perspectives: Money Matters

Jan 12, 2012

Rich or poor, it seems everyone has money trouble at some time.  Zack Richardson with the Character Center and Financial Attorney John Bischof share their expertise on smart budgeting, debt management and other advice for living within available means.