Pensacola Speaks podcast: How to start a business

March 10, 2015

On Monday, I interviewed Kelly Massey, director of the Florida Small Business Development Center at UWF, on the challenges of starting a business and the center’s “How to Start a Business” Boot Camp that starts today.…


Who are the 2015 International Women of Courage

March 9, 2015

Established in 2007, the annual Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Award honors women around the globe who have exemplified exceptional courage and leadership in advocating for human rights, women’s equality, and social progress, often…


Covenant Hospice celebrates National Social Worker Month

March 9, 2015

Press release: Covenant Hospice proudly celebrates National Social Work Month throughout the month of March. This year marks a special year for the social work community, as it’s also the National Association of Social Workers 60th…


Water conservation plan needed for the state

March 9, 2015

When I attended the AP preview press conference in Tallahassee, the need for the state legislature to pass a comprehensive water plan was pushed by Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam. Why? “A child born today, by…


A better use for parking meters

March 8, 2015

The city of Mobile has a unique way of dealing with panhandlers in its downtown parks. This meter is in Bienville Square. The Pensacola City Council will be discussing panhandling and homelessness tomorrow.…