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Join WFSU Public Media and host Tom Flanigan for the live, listener call-in program Perspectives. It's the perfect forum to discuss the issues that concern listeners in the North Florida and South Georgia regions. Tom invites local guests for a one-hour discussion about timely social topics while encouraging listener comments and questions.

WFSU relies on listener contributions to make this program an interactive platform for community discussion. There are several ways to get in touch with us to share your questions and comments.

By phone: 850-414-1234

E-mail: perspectives@wfsu.org

Twitter: @wfsuperspective

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Join WFSU Public Media and host Tom Flanigan for the live, listener call-in program Perspectives. It's the perfect forum to discuss the issues that concern listeners in the North Florida and South Georgia regions. Tom invites local guests for a one-hour discussion about timely social topics while encouraging listener comments and questions.

WFSU relies on listener contributions to make this program an interactive platform for community discussion. There are several ways to get in touch with us to share your questions and comments.

By phone: 850-414-1234

E-mail: perspectives@wfsu.org

Twitter: @wfsuperspective

    Tallahassee’s Universities Leaders In COVID Response

    Tallahassee’s Universities Leaders In COVID Response

    Since the pandemic arrived nearly 3 years ago, Florida A&M and Florida State universities have combined resources to mitigate the impact of the virus, for students, staff and the community at large. To talk about the hundreds of thousands of people who have received testing and vaccines through those efforts are: Tanya Tatum, director of FAMU’s Health Center; and Emily Pritchard with the FSU College of Medicine.

    • 52 min
    North Monroe Street Corridor Project

    North Monroe Street Corridor Project

    More traffic enters Tallahassee through the U.S. 27/North Monroe Street gateway than anywhere else. But the corridor has slid downhill in recent years, prompting a push by Leon County to address the issues that contribute to those problems. Leon County Commissioner Rick Minor, whose district encompasses the corridor, appears with some members of the citizens’ task force that worked on the project over several months: former FSU Transportation Expert Jo Penrose; Big Bend Continuum of Care’s Johnna Coleman; and former state government staffer/now entrepreneur Ron Goldstein.

    • 52 min
    Tallahassee's Refugee Rescuers

    Tallahassee's Refugee Rescuers

    Since 2015, more than 750 refugees from all over the world have relocated to Tallahassee. Settlement in their new home was made possible by International Rescue Committee Tallahassee. To talk about it are: Committee Community Engagement and Outreach Coordinator Karen Duncan; Committee Site Manager Leann Halsey; and John McBride, an agency volunteer whose local rental property is now the home for a family from Afghanistan.

    • 51 min
    Human Trafficking Update

    Human Trafficking Update

    New initiatives and partnerships in North Florida are in place to help the victims and prosecute the purveyors of human trafficking as a new year gets underway. The discussion includes: Robin Hassler Thompson, executive director of the Survive and Thrive Advocacy Center; Marsha Crowle with Capital City Bank; Kristin Keen, founder of Jacksonville's Rethreaded program; and Leon County Sheriff's Detective Hanna Perry.

    • 52 min
    Two Regimes Project

    Two Regimes Project

    It began with a manuscript written by a mother who documents her family’s trials and tribulations under the two regimes of Stalin and Hitler. Her daughter then created hauntingly beautiful memory paintings from that era. The decaying art and manuscript were discovered decades ago under a rustic house outside of Greenville, FL. These works are being restored to form the heart of an impactful, educational initiative for Florida schools. TTo talk about the Project are: Mimi Shaw, discoverer and co-owner of the collection; Kelly Bowen, co-owner and collection’s curator; Eric Clark the Executive Director of the Foundation for Leon County Schools; Dr. David Gussak, FSU Art Therapy professor and author; and documentary filmmaker Doug Darlington of Winding Road Films, whose historically based factual film for schools forms the core of the educational outreach program which is free to schools worldwide.

    • 50 min
    2022 Session Preview

    2022 Session Preview

    Some activists, lobbyists and even local elected officials worry the upcoming Florida Legislative Session may not take all critical needs and voices into account. To talk about it are: Tallahassee community activist and advocate Stanley Sims; Leon Classroom Teachers Associations President Scott Mazur; and Tallahassee City Commissioner Jeremy Matlowe.

    • 50 min

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