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Pensacola Speaks: Clay Ingram and Coffee Party on air today at 5 p.m.

Pensacola Speaks: Clay Ingram and Coffee Party on air today at 5 p.m.

Pensacola Speaks airs today from 5-6 p.m. on News Talk 1370AM WCOA. We've got State Rep. Clay Ingram on the show today around 5:15 p.m. Clay, who chairs the Transportation and Economic Development Appropriations Subcommittee, will discuss the 2015 Legislative Session that begins next week. [...]

Permaculture: A Hands-on Solution to Climate Change, March 10

Permaculture: A Hands-on Solution to Climate Change, March 10

Learn how permaculture may help us transition to a more healthy, resilient, and sustainable community in this talk led by Renee Perry and Tom Garner. What: Permaculture: A Hand-on Solution to Climate Change Where: Bayview Senior Resource Center, 2000 E. Lloyd St., Pensacola When: Tuesday, [...]

The investigation of the murder of Sean Dugas to be featured in new crime series, March 2

The investigation of the murder of Sean Dugas to be featured in new crime series, March 2

The new Investigation Discovery’s series, See No Evil, will feature on Thursday, March 2 the investigation of the murder of former PNJ reporter Sean Dugas. The series looks into how video is being used to solve crimes. The premise is: "Fingerprints and DNA were once the smoking gun, but now [...]

Pensacola Speaks: What I learned about PATS Center on Tuesday

Pensacola Speaks: What I learned about PATS Center on Tuesday

Yesterday we had Wendy Underhill talk about the PATS Center at Brown-Barge Middle. For nearly 50 years, gifted students have been bused to the PATS Center one day a week to work with specially-trained teachers and other gifted students on subjects not covered during a normal school day. Our show [...]

House of Sticks: What else is new

House of Sticks: What else is new

By Kent Lyndon Hello, again. I promised I would return, amid the "frosty" conditions of Mother Nature, to give you a few updates about the ongoing derivatives and accompanying LIBOR rate scandals around the country. Allow me to begin by informing you that the Treasury Department Office of [...]

Florida children benefit from anti-poverty programs

Florida children benefit from anti-poverty programs

By Stephanie Carson, Florida News Connection Poverty intervention programs are lifting half a million children out of poverty in Florida. That's the findings of a report released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation that uses a relatively new method of quantifying poverty to illustrate the [...]

Hightower named to statewide committee on education

Hightower named to statewide committee on education

Escambia County School Board member Patty Hightower has been appointed by Gov. Rick Scott to a new statewide committee that will explore testing, parent involvement, and other education issues. Hightower is the current chair of the school board and president of the Florida School Board [...]

Escambia County Democratic Executive Committee elects officers

Escambia County Democratic Executive Committee elects officers

Last night, Mike Lowery, president of the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1395, was unanimously elected as the new chairman of the Escambia County Democratic Executive Committee, replacing Cassandra McAway. Clorissti Johnson Mitchell, who works for Aylstock, Witkin, Kreis & Overholtz, PLC, was [...]

Buffalo Rock and Sam’s Club help renovate city basketball courts

Buffalo Rock and Sam’s Club help renovate city basketball courts

The City of Pensacola Parks and Recreation Department has partnered with Pensacola Sam’s Club, Buffalo Rock Company to renovate the basketball courts at Hollice T. Williams Park. The old lines were removed and the courts were cleaned and re-striped prior to installing new goals. “Sam’s [...]

Pensacola Speaks: Why is PATS Center important

Pensacola Speaks: Why is PATS Center important

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 work with specially-trained teachers and other gifted students on subjects not covered [...]

Ole Miss faculty has promising research on Kratom

Ole Miss faculty has promising research on Kratom

State Sen. Greg Evers might want to look into the research being dome at the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy on the herb that he wants to be have listed as a controlled substance. The National Institutes of Health Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence has funded a study of [...]

Do parents pick favorites?

Do parents pick favorites?

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 were getting less favored treatment were more likely to get into [...]

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