WFSU Perspectives

WFSU Perspectives


Variety, News/Politics/Entertainment/Local Interest. Perspectives is a live local call-in program that discusses issues relevant to Leon County and Tallahassee, Florida. Perspectives is broadcast LIVE each Thursday at 11:00 am ET on 88.9FM -WFSU as well as on ** Join WFSU for the live, listener call-in program Perspectives. It's the perfect forum to discuss the issues that concern YOU! Please join us by listening to the program every Thursday morning at 11, and by calling us. The numbers are 850-414-1234, or 1-800-926-8809. You can also e-mail your questions and comments to from WFSU Perspectives »

Most Recent Episodes

Perspectives: Business Succession Plan

You've got that lifetime-dream business off the ground, but how do you make sure it will continue to exist and prosper after you're not around anymore? To talk about the many advantages and pitfalls of putting together a succession plan are: Chip Cicchetti, vice president/commercial banker with Hancock Bank; Stuart Goldberg, Law Offices of Stuart E. Goldberg, PL; and Michael Kalifeh, CPA/CFST, Thomas Howell Ferguson. Here's a link to a tool to help determine your organization's need for a succession plan:

Perspectives: Chronic Disease Impact

As estimated one out of every two Americans has some kind of chronic disease; one out of three people have more than one of these conditions. To talk about how the pervasiveness of chronic disease affects everything from health care costs to national productivity are: Candace DeMatteis, policy chief for the Florida Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease; Charlie Adams, deputy director of Big Bend Cares; Brenda Olsen, chief mission officer for the American Lung Association of the Southeast; and Dr. Nicole Bixler, president of the Florida Osteopathic Medical Association.

Perspectives: Opening Nights

From legendary singer Smokey Robinson to the humor of Lily Tomlin, dance, film and everything in between, the 2016-17 season of Opening Nights features an incomparable lineup of world-class talent. With behind-the-scenes insights about this cultural cavalcade are: Opening Nights Performing Arts Director Chirs Heacox; Administrative Coordinator Bethany Atwell; Marketing and Communications Coordinator Sarah Howard Bozeman; Development Officer Kelly-Ann Fasano; and Education and Engagement Manager Calla MacNamara.

Perspectives: COPE – Childhood Obesity Prevention Education

The leadership team of this coalition to attack the problem of childhood obesity in the Tallahassee area talks about what they've done and what they plan to do as more partners join this community-wide effort: Dr. Cynthia Harris, director and professor with the College of Pharmacy/Institute of Public Health at FAMU; Sokoya Finch, director Florida Family Network; Dr. Penny Ralston, director of the Center on Better Health and Life for Underserved Populations at FSU; Miaisha Mitchell, executive director Frenchtown Revitalization Council and co-founder Tallahassee Food Network; and Marchelle Dunston-Lawrence, FAMU College of Pharmacy/Institute of Public Health.

Political Perspectives: Florida House District Nine

There are three Democrats seeking to succeed term-limited Michelle Rehwinkel Vasilinda as the representative from Florida House District Nine: Democrats Lorrane Ausley, Josh Johnson and Arnitta Grice-Walker. One of them will have Republican Jim Messer in the November General Election. All four candidates present their case for winning the office.

Political Perspectives: Florida House District Eight

There are four Democratic candidates running for Florida House District Eight, which takes in the northern part of Gadsden County, along with parts of northwest, west and southwest Tallahassee: Ramon Alexander; Clarence Jackson; Brad Johnson; and Dianne Williams-Cox. They discuss the issues facing the district and their plans to address those issues if elected to the Florida Legislature.

Political Perspectives: Leon County Tax Collector

The county's long-time (since 2000) Tax Collector, Democrat Doris Maloy, faces former City Commissioner, Police Officer and Business Owner, Republican John Paul Bailey. The candidates talk about their backgrounds and what that experience brings to their respective vision for the office.

Political Perspectives: State Attorney, Second Judicial Circuit

The three candidates to succeed long-time State Attorney Willie Meggs make their respective cases: Democrats Jack Campbell and Sean Desmond; and Republican Pete Williams.

Political Perspectives: U.S. Congress District Five

There are four people running for this newly-redrawn Florida congressional district that sprawls across the northern part of the state between Jacksonville and Tallahassee. Three of them are Democrats: the incumbent Brown; LaShonda Holloway; and Al Lawson. There is also a Republican, Glo Smith. Lawson was the lone candidate responding to an invitation to appear on Political Perspectives and spends the hour outlining his priorities and philosophy of governance honed by many years in the Florida Legislature.

Political Perspectives: U.S. Congress District Two

There are three Republicans and two Democrats vying to win their party's primary election August 30th for the newly-redrawn Second Congressional District of Florida. Two of those contenders discuss their very different approaches to governance: Democrat Walter Dartland; and Republican Ken Sukhia.

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