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Tallahassee, FL, 03/17/2020 – As many schools and districts across Florida cancel classes beyond Spring Break to lessen the spread of COVID-19, PBS Stations in the state will begin airing a new, weekday television schedule of education programs aligned to state standards. The new programming begins Monday, March 23rd at 6 a.m. Stations will also offer a suite of free digital learning resources accessible from home. Florida stations are following the lead of California PBS Member Stations, KQED, SoCal and KCET.

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Join WFSU Public Media on February 1, 2020 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm for our fourth annual Be My Neighbor Day. 



Beginning Tuesday, January 21 at 1 pm ET, our regularly scheduled programming on WFSU-TV/WFSG-TV will not be shown due to special coverage. We will instead show PBS NewsHour's coverage of the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump.

Jane Austen was chronically ill with a mysterious disease in early 1817, when she turned her thoughts to a happier subject. She started work on a witty and delightful novel set in a seaside town. She never finished it. Now, noted screenwriter Andrew Davies (Pride and Prejudice, Les Misérables, Primetime Emmy® winner for Little Dorrit) picks up Austen’s plot and takes it in a glorious and satisfying direction, on Sanditon. Produced by Red Planet Pictures, the eight-hour series will premiere on MASTERPIECE on PBS on Sunday, January 12, 2020 at 9 p.m. ET.

Locally, there is a growing need for more workers in the skilled trades. According to ESRI Business Analyst Online, 21% of the US workforce is comprised of skilled workers whereas only 13.5% of workers in the Tallahassee Metropolitan Statistical Area make up the skilled trade sector.

Multiplatform Show with Science Inquiry Curriculum Will Inspire Kids to Follow Their Curiosity

Tallahassee, FL — WFSU Public Media has teamed up with Bright by Text to bring the program to the north Florida community, as part of their Ready To Learn programming! The program, already offered in Colorado, New York, California, and other communities around the nation, offers parents and caregivers expert tips and resources for children prenatal to five right at their fingertips.

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Tallahassee, FL - WFSU Public Media and the Challenger Learning Center of Tallahassee will host the Alert Today Florida “Summer of Space” Summer Challenge Kick-Off event on Saturday, June 8, 2019, also sponsored by Florida Kid Care

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WFSU Public Media has won five regional Edward R. Murrow Awards, the most the station has ever received from the organization. 

Thousands Turn Out For Nature And Fun

Apr 29, 2019
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Kids got to handle turtles and gators at EcoCitizen Day, a part of the 2019 Tallahassee/Leon County Nature Challenge.

Home base was the Market Space next to the FAMU Way playground. From there, participants headed to three locations to spot and identify species: Lake Elberta, the Munson Sandhills, and San Luis Park.

Environment writer Sue Cerulean says it's important for kids to interact more with nature.

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Florida Associated Press Broadcasters

Tallahassee —The WFSU Public Media news team was honored with five Florida AP Broadcasters awards, sweeping one category, claiming three first place wins and taking home honors in two other categories. WFSU’s own Gina Jordan was named President of the Florida Associated Press Broadcasters for the 2019-2020 year.

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Bob O'Lary

TALLAHASSEE, FL - On Saturday, April 13th, at 7:30 pm ET, WFSU Public Media will live stream "TRIBUTE!," a concert featuring the Tallahassee Community Chorus and FSU University Symphony Orchestra. The concert is being held at Ruby Diamond Concert Hall.

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TALLAHASSEE, FL – WFSU Public Media today announced the launch of an initiative to promote scientific observations made by every day citizens, in partnership with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the Coastal Plains Institute, the City of Tallahassee and Leon County. The initiative will build momentum toward several events at the end of April, including a call to take part in the Tallahassee/Leon County City Nature Challenge April 26-29, participation in EcoCitizen Day on April 27, and the viewing of Nature: American Spring LIVE April 29-May 1.

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Watch live Saturday February 16th at 11:00 AM ET

TALLAHASSEE, FL—On Saturday, February 16, 2019, spellers from all over Florida’s Big Bend area will compete at the regional spelling bee sponsored by the Foundation for Leon County Schools. WFSU will be broadcasting the competition live beginning at 11:00 AM ET until conclusion.

Apalachee Elementary School's Roshanna Beard has been named a PBS Early Learning Champion.
WFSU Public Media / Education Outreach

WFSU Public Media is proud to announce Roshanna Beard from Apalachee Tapestry Magnet School of the Arts as a PBS KIDS Early Learning Champion. This new awards program recognizes committed educators who work with infants to second-graders. It offers a variety of community building, leadership and professional learning opportunities provided by PBS and member stations over the next two years. 

Tom Flanigan

WFSU Public Media hosted the third annual Be My Neighbor Day on Saturday. The event helped re-inforce the Capital City's image as a family-friendly community.