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Pensacola Speaks: Why is PATS Center important

February 24, 2015

On Pensacola Speaks, we will talk about the PATS Center. PATS stands for Program for Academically Talented Students. For nearly 50 years, gifted students have been bused to the PATS Center one day a week to…

Caring

Do parents pick favorites?

February 24, 2015

NPR’s Morning Edition had a great segment on family relationships and what happens when kids perceive their parents have a favorite. Alex Jensen, a psychologist with Brigham Young University found that the children who believe they…

Caring Health News

IN Rising Star Hong Tran promoted

February 24, 2015

Baptist Heart & Vascular Institute has selected IN Rising Star Hong Tran as operations services director. Tran has been at Baptist Health Care for 10 years and has served as the corporate director of strategic planning…

Entertainment

What did I learn yesterday on WCOA

February 24, 2015

We launched Pensacola Speaks yesterday. The one-hour format will take some adjusting on my part, but the guests were solid. What did I learn? 1. Escambia County Commissioner Lumon May said the gambling vs. pot issue…

Politics

Media organizations want records preserved in FDLE case

February 24, 2015

By JIM SAUNDERS THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Pointing to “a series of unfortunate incidents,” media companies and other open-government backers filed an emergency motion Monday seeking to assure that Gov. Rick Scott and the state…

Politics

Evers goes after Kratom

February 24, 2015

What the heck is Kratom? And why does Sen. Greg Evers want to add to the state’s list of controlled substances (SB 764)? Kratom is a tree native to Southeast Asia. Its leaves of kratom have…

News

Feb 2008: County disarms the Bubbas

February 22, 2015

Seven years ago, Escambia County had to deal with armed code enforcement officers abusing their power. On Feb. 19, 2008, two days before the county commission voted to pay for the legal defense of its code…