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Pensacola Speaks line-up today: Don Gaetz and Sara Latshaw

Pensacola Speaks line-up today: Don Gaetz and Sara Latshaw

State Senator Don Gaetz will call into the show during the first half hour. We will discuss the first week of the legislative session. In the second half hour, we will have Sara Latshaw with the ACLU. We will discuss her efforts to get rights restoration amendment on the Florida ballot in [...]

Baptist Health Care Foundation announces 2014 Hollinger Award Recipients

Baptist Health Care Foundation announces 2014 Hollinger Award Recipients

The Baptist Health Care Foundation proudly announces the 2014 Hollinger Award recipients, chosen for their outstanding service contributions to the community. The 2014 recipients are: Womens Board Volunteer Stacey Balka, Outreach Service Line Director, Baptist Hospital Volunteer of the [...]

STATE CAPITAL BRIEFS (LUNCH EDITION): THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 2015

STATE CAPITAL BRIEFS (LUNCH EDITION): THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 2015

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA FOSTER KIDS ADOPTION BILL HEADED TO SENATE FLOOR With backing from Senate President Andy Gardiner and House Speaker Steve Crisafulli, lawmakers are moving quickly to approve a plan that would provide incentives for families to adopt children in the foster-care [...]

Judge tosses out prison whistleblower case

Judge tosses out prison whistleblower case

By DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA A federal judge Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit filed by five Department of Corrections investigators who claimed they were retaliated against for exposing a cover-up involving the death of an inmate at a Panhandle prison in 2010. Four of the [...]

Pensacola Speaks podcast: Grover Robinson on FAC and Confederate flag

Pensacola Speaks podcast: Grover Robinson on FAC and Confederate flag

We had Escambia County Commissioner Grover Robinson on Pensacola Speaks earlier this week. He talked about the 2015 Florida Legislative Session and the flag controversy. Pensacola Speaks is on News Talk 1370 WCOA weekdays from 5-6 p.m.

Pensacola Speaks podcast: Deanna Smith of Trauma Intervention Program

Pensacola Speaks podcast: Deanna Smith of Trauma Intervention Program

My interview with Deanna Smith of TIP of Northwest Florida. Pensacola Speaks is on News Talk 1370 WCOA weekdays from 5-6 p.m.

Ohio sues BP for $33.3 million

Ohio sues BP for $33.3 million

Ohio State Attorney General Mike DeWine and the Ohio Petroleum Underground Storage Tank Release Compensation Board file a lawsuit on March 2 against BP - claiming the oil giant "double dipped" when it replaced the underground fuel tanks at its service stations around the state. BP allegedly [...]

Florida Chamber poll shows voters more confident

Florida Chamber poll shows voters more confident

Press release: Florida voters are increasingly more confident about the direction Florida is headed, yet remain significantly concerned about the federal government, according to the latest Florida Chamber Political Institute (FCPI) poll released on Wednesday. “Our results show Floridians are [...]

City of Five Flags was never official motto of Pensacola

City of Five Flags was never official motto of Pensacola

Joe Vinson has written an informative column for Pensacola Today - "5 things to keep in mind about Pensacola’s five flags." Vinson points out that the Pensacola City Council considered adopting the "City of Five Flags" motto twice and rejected it both times. In February 1960, Calvin L. [...]

NAACP offers ‘compromise’ on Confederate flag issue

NAACP offers ‘compromise’ on Confederate flag issue

The Pensacola branch of the NAACP has sent a letter to the Escambia Board of County Commissioners titled: "Economic Development Committee Flag Response and Proposed Compromise Solution." While citing how divisive the Confederate flag is in the community, it appears that George Hawthorne, [...]

UWF celebrates gift to support Clinical Laboratory Sciences

UWF celebrates gift to support Clinical Laboratory Sciences

The University of West Florida recently celebrated a transformational gift of $100,000 to UWF’s Clinical Lab Sciences program by Dr. Ranga Rao Krothapalli, in memory of his wife, UWF Professor Emeritus, Swarna Krothapalli. The Professor Emeritus Swarna Krothapalli Endowed Scholarship for [...]

Swtizers donate $500,000 to new downtown Y

Swtizers donate $500,000 to new downtown Y

The donations continue to roll into YMCA of Northwest Florida for its new downtown facility. Today, the Switzer family--Bobby, Charlie and John--committed $500,000. “Our family has a heart for children and families, and this project is a reflection of our interest in strengthening the next [...]

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