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Gulf Power Readies for Hurricanes and Other Emergencies

Gulf Power Company conducted its annual exercise Tuesday, aimed at restoring electricity in the aftermath of a hurricane or other emergency. The situation room was full at the new Douglas McCrary Training and Storm Center on Pine Forest Rd., working on developments after “Hurricane Sharon.” “The scenario is, it’s the day after a major hurricane has impacted the Gulf Coast, made landfall in Navarre,’ said Jeff Rogers, External Communications Manager at Gulf Power. “Crews are just starting to...
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Childrens Hospital: New Home And A New Name

Hospital officials, community leaders and the media gathered at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola Tuesday morning for the groundbreaking of the new Children’s Hospital building. And along with a new building, the hospital will be getting a new name. Debbie Calder, the Chair of the Board of Directors for Sacred Heart Health System made that announcement towards the end of the ceremony. "On behalf of the Sacred Heart Board and leadership team, I am honored to announce we will rename our...
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"I will not rest, and I'm going to make sure that the leaders at every level of government don't rest until every drop of water that flows to your homes is safe to drink, and safe to cook with, and safe to bathe in," President Obama told an energetic audience in Flint, Mich. "Because that's part of the basic responsibilities of a government in the United States of America."

Almost two years to the day when floodwaters submerged areas of Pensacola, Escambia County is out with its report on the flooding in April of 2014. WUWF’s Dave Dunwoody reports.

There's no magical spending threshold for student success. Solutions are also complicated by the fact that children with different needs require different levels of support.

To better understand those needs — and what it will cost to meet them — a state can commission what's called an "adequacy study."

Most states have already done at least one.

Michigan is a late-comer. Its first adequacy study is due out this month.

The controversial North Carolina law that prevents transgender people from using public bathrooms that correspond with their gender identity, and limits protection for LGBT people, violates federal civil rights law and can't be enforced, the U.S. Justice Department said Wednesday.

Nearly every day for eight years, a former chemist in Massachusetts was high on drugs — drugs stolen from the lab where she worked.

The Department of Transportation on Wednesday announced the recall of an additional 35 million to 40 million faulty air bag inflators made by Japan's Takata Corp., an auto-parts supplier.

Already, 28.8 million Takata inflators have been recalled. In all, this massive action will add up to the largest safety recall in U.S. history.

The Syrian army says it will apply a 48-hour truce to the city of Aleppo, in the north of the country, after days of intense fighting with rebel forces.

The truce comes into effect at 1 a.m. local time on Thursday, according to the Syrian state news wire SANA.

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The City of Pensacola is the defendant in a lawsuit filed over the 25-foot Christian cross at city-owned Bayview Park.

The litigation – filed Wednesday -- is the latest salvo in a ten-month running dispute over the cross in the park, between the city and the Madison, Wisconsin-based American Humanist Association.

“We are contending that this is a violation of the Establishment Clause to the United States Constitution,” said Rebecca Markert, a staff attorney with the Freedom from Religion Foundation.

On this week’s DJ session, KCRW’s Raul Campos highlights what’s spinning in his head, including self-professed “southern fried soul” ban, The Echocentrics of Austin and young LA-based dance duo Classixx. He also shares new music from Brett Dennen and DJ Shadow with Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson.

Songs in the Segment

“Staring At The Ceiling” (feat. James Petralli) by The Echocentrics (Echo Hotel, 2016)

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“Cassidy” by Brett Dennen (Por Favor, 2016)

The teen clothing retailer Aeropostale filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Wednesday, and announced that it would close 113 stores in the U.S., amid changing shopping habits by its customers. Also this week, the parent company of the grocery chain Fairway, in New York, Connecticut and New Jersey, announced its own Chapter 11 bankruptcy, as the store group faces competition from the likes of Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s. Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson speaks with CNN’s Maggie Lake about what’s behind the bankruptcies.

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PHOTOS: Ira Flatow Visits Pensacola

Ira Flatow visited Pensacola Sunday through Wednesday and gave a lecture at the Historic Museum of Commerce on Tuesday. (Did you miss it? You can watch the whole thing HERE!) While in Pensacola he toured the National Museum of Naval Aviation, Gulf Islands National Seashore, the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition, and, of course, WUWF.
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Pensacola Honors Gen. Galvez

Officials from Pensacola’s sister city are coming in Tuesday for the annual celebration of the life of General Bernardo de Galvez. Antonio Campos, the Mayor of Macharaviaya, Spain, is leading the delegation to Pensacola to honor Galvez, whose army defeated the British at Fort George in the 1781 Battle of Pensacola – which was recognized by General George Washington as a deciding factor in the American Revolution. “Irish, Cuban, Canarian – Mexican, Spanish, French – Free Negro, French Creole...
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