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Author and newspaper publisher Rick Outzen explores the news behind the headlines with newsmakers and the journalists that cover them. 

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Author and newspaper publisher Rick Outzen explores the news behind the headlines with newsmakers and the journalists that cover them. 

    Real News: Barry on Broadband

    Real News: Barry on Broadband

    The county plans to spend $22 million of its America Rescue Plan funds on a 10GB fiber backbone that will be installed throughout the county, providing the ability to provide broadband internet to underserved citizens and businesses. Commissioner Steven Barry shares the details.

    • 8 min
    Real News: Equality Act and Small Business

    Real News: Equality Act and Small Business

    Inweekly Rising star Hope Kennedy talks about the potential impact of the Equality Act on Florida businesses. She also shares how what she learned in Pensacola that helps her as CEO of the North Tampa Bay Chamber.

    • 7 min
    Real News: Visit Pensacola sets tourism records

    Real News: Visit Pensacola sets tourism records

    Visit Pensacola and tourism has a record-shattering year in FY 2021. CEO Darren Schaefer shared that Escambia County set records in average daily rates (ADR), occupancy, and tourism development tax collections (TDT). In fiscal year 2021, $17,671,461 in TDT dollars was collected, an increase of 59.9% over FY 20, and 23.3% over FY 19.

    • 7 min
    Real News: Center for Smarter Manufacturing consortium

    Real News: Center for Smarter Manufacturing consortium

    FloridaWest CEO Scott Luth explains the proposed Center for Smarter Manufacturing consortium.

    • 9 min
    Real News: Manufacturing month

    Real News: Manufacturing month

    FloridaWest Workforce Innovation Director Jeff Dyers discusses job openings with local manufacturers and the importance of ST Engineering-UPS agreement. 

    • 7 min
    Real News: School Vouchers Investigated

    Real News: School Vouchers Investigated

    Dr. Sally Butzin, advocate for public education advocate and president of the League of Women Voters of Tallahassee, discusses findings from a preliminary investigative report on “Step Up for Students”, a scholarship funding organization that enables students to attend private schools using taxpayer funds.  

    • 10 min

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