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411 Teen: School Security

Oct 8, 2018

SAIL High School students look at the security measures in Leon County schools. They explore questions such as, "Do you feel safe in your school environment? What additional security measures are needed and why?" and others.

Host: Dr. Liz Holifield

Original airdate: October 7, 2018 

Perspectives: 8-80 Cities Initiative

Oct 4, 2018

How do you create a community that will be a great place to live for the majority of its residents?  Simply make it the best place it can be for young people aged 8 and older folks aged 80.  That’s the premise of the “8-80 Cities” concept, being advocated by a Toronto-based non-profit urban planning organization.  Gil Penarosa with that group has been meeting with multiple people in Tallahassee to discuss that idea this week and appears on Perspectives, along with: Cynthia Solomon Barber, assistant city manager for Community Engagement and Public Safety with the City of Tallahassee; Ben Pin

411 Teen: Unconquered Scholars

Oct 1, 2018

The Unconquered Scholars program provides an array of support services promoting overall success to youths who have experienced foster care, homelessness, relative care, or Ward of the State status. FSU is committed to these students who have faced profound hardships.

Host: Dr. Liz Holifield

Original airdate: September 30, 2018 

Capital Report: 09-28-2018

Sep 28, 2018

Child advocates are pushing for changes in the way Florida law treats kids in welfare and the state’s juvenile justice system. Lynn Hatter reports the Children’s Campaign of Florida rolled out varying proposals Friday.

Voters will decide whether to place victims’ rights in the Florida Constitution this November. Advocates say it’s necessary to give victims a voice in the criminal justice process. But opponents argue these rights already exist under Florida law. Shawn Mulcahy reports.

Perspectives: HERC Happenings

Sep 27, 2018

Tallahassee’s Holocaust Education Resource Council has several major events coming up in October.  There will be the 25th Anniversary Screening of “Schindler’s List” Oct. 7 at the FSU Askew Student Life Center, an Oct. 8 Holocaust training session on Oct. 8 for area teachers and the Annual Remembrance Dinner on Oct.

411 Teen: The Flu

Sep 24, 2018

The flu season is upon us. Dr. Ken Redcross, licensed in internal medicine, joins 411 Teen to talk 'flu 101' for the 2018-2019 season, and discuss his recent book, Bond, expl.oring the relationships between physicians and patients.

Host: Dr. Liz Holifield

Original airdate: September 23, 2018 

Capital Report: 09-21-2018

Sep 21, 2018

The number of Floridians living in poverty has fallen since the Great Recession. But it’s still higher than the national average. According to federal data 14 percent of Floridians had incomes below the poverty line. The figure is closer to 13.2 percent nationally. Lynn Hatter takes a look what it means to live below the state poverty line, or in some cases, right on the edge.

Perspectives: Apalachicola River Trek

Sep 20, 2018

An intrepid group of kayakers will be paddling their way down the final 106 miles of North Florida’s mighty Apalachicola River for a five-day adventure starting October 9.  To preview the journey and talk about the larger impact of this massive ecological system are: Apalachicola Riverkeeper Executive Director Georgia Ackerman; Riverkeeper Board Vice President and veteran trekker Katie McCormick; and two first-time paddlers: Anita Grove, Apalachicola City Commissioner; and LeMoyne Staff Member Mayowa Ogunjobi.

Capital Report: 09-14-2018

Sep 17, 2018

Governor Rick Scott’s decision to start the process of appointing new Florida Supreme Court justices has ignited a looming constitutional crisis. Lynn Hatter reports at the center of the issue is who—the outgoing or incoming governor—has the authority to make those appointments.

The City of Miami Beach is in a battle with the state that could impact hundreds of Florida municipalities.   Gina Jordan tells us it’s about ‘home rule’ – and the city’s ability to set its own policy when it comes to wages.

411 Teen: Hormones

Sep 17, 2018

Dr. Randi Hutter Epstein, author of Hormones: The History Of Hormones And How They Control Just About Everything discusses her book and examines puberty, growth hormones, etc.

Host: Dr. Liz Holifield

Original airdate: September 16, 2018 

Perspectives: The Wisdom of Grandparents

Sep 13, 2018

Longtime advocate for children and families Jack Levine, founder of the 4Generations Institute, talks about our changing local and national demographics that will make more of us grandparents and the positive impact grandparents can and should have on young lives.

411 Teen: Single Parenting

Sep 10, 2018

Single parents discuss the demands of being single parents.

Host: Dr. Liz Holifield

Original airdate: September 9, 2018 

Capital Report: 09-07-2018

Sep 7, 2018

Just over a week after winning their respective races for governor, Republican Ron DeSantis and Democrat Andrew Gillum announced their running mates.  As Brenden Byrne from member station WMFE in Orlando reports, the selection for DeSantis is state lawmaker Janet Nunez and for Gillum, it’s his former gubernatorial opponent, Orlando businessman Chris King.

Perspectives: Leon Schools Update

Sep 6, 2018

From more school safety measures to greater access to mental health services for students, a new community school and the ongoing charter school debate, Leon County Schools Superintendent Rocky Hanna and Chief of Safety, Security and Emergency Management John Hunkiar have lots to talk about.

Capital Report: 08-31-2018

Sep 4, 2018

A surprise outcome in Florida’s democratic gubernatorial primary has Democrat’s hopeful to reclaim the governor’s mansion and wrest control from Republicans for the first time in 20 years. It also marks a strong shift to the left-and hopes rest with a man who could become the first black governor in Florida’s history. Ryan Dailey prepared this report.

Congressman Ron DeSantis has won the Republican nomination for Florida governor. WMFE’s Brendan Byrne reports an endorsement from President Donald Trump propelled DeSantis over the finish line.

411 Teen: Workforce Opportunity Services

Sep 4, 2018

Workforce Opportunity Services works with high school graduates from underserved communities, and post-9/11 veterans, to develop their skills so that they can be employed in major companies. Chairman and founder Dr. Art Langer talks with 411 Teen.

Host: Dr. Liz Holifield

Original airdate: September 2, 2018 

Perspectives: Making the Most of College

Aug 30, 2018

As students head back to college this fall many are focused on building credits and working toward a degree. While experts say that’s a worthy goal, some caution it shouldn’t be a student’s only goal. Today on Perspectives we talk about how students can make the most out of their college experience.

Joining us in the studio are:

Jennifer Barr director of Student Services at Tallahassee Community College

Alice Wright  director of Student Retention at Florida State University

Brandon Brown Florida State University student body vice president

411 Teen: Drugs

Aug 27, 2018

SAIL High School students present a candid picture of drug use and abuse among their populations.

Host: Dr. Liz Holifield

Original airdate: August 26, 2018 

Capital Report: 08-24-2018

Aug 24, 2018

In the last week before the state’s primary elections, Florida’s gubernatorial candidates put rubber to the road in a final push to woo voters. Ryan Dailey has the latest on neck-and-neck races in both parties.

Death by suicide remains a very uncomfortable as well as a tragic topic.  But more people and organizations than ever before are now working together in the cause of suicide prevention and awareness.  Discussing the issue: Steve Litherland, certified recovery peer specialist with the Apalachee Center; Mary Bowers, former NAMI-Tallahassee board president whose youngest daughter Brook died by suicide in 2012 after struggling with mental illness for years; MaKenna Woods, PhD candidate with FSU’s College of Social Work whose research includes veteran and adolescent suicide, intervention and pr

411 Teen: Big Brothers & Big Sisters

Aug 20, 2018

Members of the Tallahassee chapter of the Big Brothers & Big Sisters community talk with 411 Teen about their program.

Host: Dr. Liz Holifield

Original airdate: August 19, 2018 

Capital Report: 08-17-2018

Aug 17, 2018

Florida is 21 billion dollars in debt.  And State leaders were actually happy to hear that number at the most recent Florida Cabinet meeting. The money is being used to finance initiatives like transportation and environmental projects. Gina Jordan reports the debt has fallen in recent years, bolstered in part by low interest rates and the economy.

Perspectives: Big Bend Heart Walk

Aug 16, 2018

Coming up on Sept. 27 at Tallahassee’s Cascades Park, this is the region’s largest single fundraiser for the American Heart Association.  Clark Brookstone, retired state employee, military veteran and survivor of two major cardiac surgeries, talks about the walk and how its proceeds help pay for research and other Heart Association initiatives.

411 Teen: Getting Things Done

Aug 13, 2018

Michael Williams is a co-author of Getting Things Done, a book on personal organization. It is a self-help book for creating optimum conditions for productivity.

Host: Dr. Liz Holifield

Original airdate: August 12, 2018 

Capital Report: 08-10-2018

Aug 10, 2018

A dispute over a parking space turned deadly last month, triggering a new debate over Florida’s already controversial Stand Your Ground Law.  Sascha Cordner takes a look at how that debate further accelerated this week, even impacting the state’s gubernatorial contest.

Florida’s problem with algal blooms has taken center stage, and efforts to mitigate it are in high demand. A partnership between an engineering and a bioplastics company aims to bring a new type of solution to the market. Ryan Dailey reports one Florida county is already trying it out.