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

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

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Episodes

Perspectives: The Wisdom of Grandparents

9/13/2018
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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. Jack Levine Email: jack@4gen.org

Duration:01:15:14

Perspectives: Leon Schools Update

9/6/2018
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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.

Duration:01:12:16

Perspectives: Making the Most of College

8/30/2018
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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...

Duration:01:07:45

Perspectives: Suicide and The Bluebird Run for Brookie B

8/24/2018
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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...

Duration:02:05:07

Perspectives: Big Bend Heart Walk

8/16/2018
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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.

Duration:01:09:25

Perspectives: Debbie Lightsey

8/9/2018
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Debbie Lightsey, the longest-serving city commissioner in Tallahassee history, talks about the people and policies that figured prominently during her 22 years on the commission from 1988 to 2010. She also has some advice for those now serving (and those wishing to serve) on that body.

Duration:01:08:32

Perspectives: Disaster Preparedness Update

8/2/2018
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Even as this year’s Atlantic Hurricane Season moves into its most active period, recent rains across North Florida and South Georgia have reminded both area residents and emergency responders that disasters can come in all shapes and sizes. We talk about readiness and resilience with: Leon County Emergency Management Director Kevin Peters; Robert McGarrah, general manager of the City of Tallahassee’s electric utility; and the City’s Resilience Officer Abena Ojetayo.

Duration:01:13:44

Perspectives: Toxic Stress and Resiliance

7/26/2018
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Everyone gets stressed out on occasion. But the kind of overwhelming, continuous and traumatic stress defined as “toxic” is particularly harmful to children. At the same time, there are techniques and methods to develop greater resilience in the face of toxic stress. We talk about it all with Chris Lolley, executive director of Prevent Child Abuse Florida.

Duration:01:14:38

Political Perspectives: Tallahassee City Commission – Seat Five

7/19/2018
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There are four candidates in contention to succeed Gil Ziffer in this City Commission seat: Henry Adelusi, Jr., Howard Kessler, Bob Lotane and Dianne Williams-Cox. Some of the major issues they address in the course of this program include the perception of corruption at City Hall, the city’s crime rate and the balance between growth and preservation. Video Version of Radio Broadcast Below Extended: Bonus Q&A Below

Duration:01:25:32

Political Perspectives: Tallahassee City Commission-Seat Four (The Mayor’s Seat)

7/18/2018
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There are six candidates in the mayor’s race and five of them took part in this lively discussion of what the future of Tallahassee should look like: John Dailey, Dustin Daniels, Carrie Litherland, Michelle Rehwinkel Vasilinda and Joe West discuss a wide variety of topics. Candidate Norris Barr did not attend. Video Version of Radio Broadcast Below Extended: Bonus Q&A Below

Duration:01:43:47

Political Perspectives: Tallahassee City Commission-Seat Three

7/18/2018
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The five candidates vying to succeed Nancy Miller on the Tallahassee City Commission discuss issues ranging from economic development, to crime to charges of corruption at City Hall: Lisa Brown, Richard Garzola, Alex Jordan, Jeremy Matlow and Bill Schack. Video Version of Radio Broadcast Below Extended: Bonus Q&A Below

Duration:01:31:14

Political Perspectives: Leon County School Board – District Five

7/16/2018
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Topics range from individual teacher autonomy to district-wide curricula selection during this lively exchange between the long-time incumbent, Georgia “Joy” Bowen, and the challenger, Marcus Nicolas. Video Version of Radio Broadcast Below Extended: Bonus Q&A Below

Duration:01:22:22

Political Perspectives: Leon County School Board – District Three

7/12/2018
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The five contenders for this seat talk about charter schools, a proposed constitutional amendment limiting school board member terms and the need to marshal more resources to prevent two troubled elementary schools in the district from being taken over by charter school management. The incumbent in the race is Maggie Lewis-Butler. The challengers are: Charles Antonio Williams, Lynn Jones (a write-in candidate who will appear on the Nov. 6 general election ballot), Dr. Donna Hayes-Austin and...

Duration:01:32:33

Political Perspectives: Leon County School Board District One

7/11/2018
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The three candidates for the school district that encompasses the northeastern section of Leon County ( view district map ) talk about their qualifications, their priorities and what they consider to be the major challenges facing the district: challengers Patty Ball Thomas and Ricky Bell will face incumbent Alva Striplin in the August 28 th primary election. Video Version of Radio Broadcast Below Extended: Bonus Q&A Below

Duration:01:25:14

Political Perspectives: Leon County Commission District Three

7/10/2018
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Four of the five candidates for Leon County’s northwest area talk about the issues they believe are most critical to the region ( view district map ) and why their respective backgrounds and approaches to governance would be most effective at addressing those issues. Those contenders were: Emily Fritz, Rick Minor, Carlos Rey, and Kyle Frost. (Candidate Rex Rekstis called afterward to extend his apologies for missing the discussion.)

Duration:01:28:26

Political Perspectives: Leon County Commission District One

7/9/2018
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Since 1996, Bill Proctor has been the Leon County commissioner representing District One ( view district map ). In the upcoming November election, he’ll face a challenger, Florida State University student Jasmine Ali. Mr. Proctor was invited to be on the program but did not attend. Ms. Ali discussed her background, qualifications and views on the issues facing the district during the course of the program.

Duration:01:08:49

Perspectives: Prescribed Burns

7/5/2018
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The recent and devastating fire near Eastpoint in Franklin County has led to a larger discussion about prescribed burns. Talking about it are: Kevin Hiers and Dr. Kevin Robertson from the Tall Timbers Research Station; and Dr. David Godwin with the Southern Fire Exchange at the University of Florida.

Duration:01:10:12

Perspectives: Preventing a Local Opioid Crisis

6/28/2018
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In contrast to some other places, the Tallahassee area isn’t seeing widespread opioid addiction. But to keep that relatively good situation from getting worse, a coalition of groups has joined in a well-coordinated preventive initiative. To discuss that effort: Ellen Piekalkiewicz with the Florida State University College of Social Work; Captain Ed Cook, Criminal Investigations and Homeland Security Division supervisor with the Leon County Sheriff’s Department; Jordan Cowart with DISC...

Duration:01:08:09

Perspectives: The Ins and Outs of Tallahassee Home Buying

6/21/2018
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Buying a house in Tallahassee can be a daunting task. There’s the question of getting loan, selecting a location and figuring out a budget. Add to that a housing market that experts say is suffering from a lack of supply--especially for those hoping to purchase mid-range homes. That’s all coming up on this week’s Perspectives Joining our conversation in studio are: Ron Byrom, a national sales manager with University Lending Group Will Shepherd, president of the Tallahassee Board of Realtors...

Duration:01:06:54

Perspectives: Paloma Rambana

6/14/2018
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Since the age of nine, a young Tallahassee lady with a visual impairment has been lobbying the Florida Legislature, speaking with members of Congress, winning awards for her advocacy and now, at the age of twelve, has written a book about her experiences. Paloma Rambana hits the highlights of her book and also conveys her conviction that even a middle school student – given proper motivation, conviction and sufficient support network -can change the world.

Duration:01:06:54