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Late Popes Canonized
1:48 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

John Paul, John Become Newest Saints

Pope John Paul II
Credit genopro.com

Upwards of three million people will gather in Rome this weekend, for Sunday’s canonization of Popes John Paul II and John XXIII. Pope Francis will declare sainthood on two of his most influential predecessors.

Francis made the announcement last October during a meeting with cardinals at the Vatican. Each pope gained high international profiles – John for the modernizing the Church in the 1960s, and John Paul for encouraging the fall of Communism in his native Poland and the rest of Eastern Europe.

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Hayward Out of City TV Show
11:30 am
Thu April 24, 2014

Hayward Withdraws Involvement with City TV Show

Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward
Credit City of Pensacola

When it begins airing this summer, Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward’s upcoming television show will be missing – Mayor Ashton Hayward.

The Mayor announced Wednesday that the program on BLAB-TV, would be produced. But he’s backing away from the project amid blowback from the community. 

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Deepwater Horizon
5:16 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

BP Trial Date Set, RESTORE Amount Uncertain

Four years after the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico resulting from the Deepwater Horizon explosion, it appears another year will pass before BP learns how much it will owe under the Clean Water Act.

On Monday, U.S. Magistrate Sally Shushan issued a seven-page schedule of hearings, conferences and deadlines, leading up to the January 20 trial date set by presiding Federal Judge Carl Barbier. The schedule also calls for the trial to end on February 5.

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Pensacola Symphony Orchestra
11:21 am
Tue April 22, 2014

LISTEN: Pensacola Symphony Orchestra Presents Mozart & Mahler

The Pensacola Symphony will bring its season to a close this Saturday with a performance of Mozart and Mahler on the stage of the Saenger Theatre in downtown Pensacola.   Music Director Peter Rubardt came by the studios and spoke with Hedi Salanki about the program.

The concert will take place on Saturday at 8:00 pm in the Saenger Theatre, and will feature Leonid Yanovskiy and Brian Brown.   Tickets and more information are available at 435-2533, or on line at pensacolasymphony.com.

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Boston Marathon 2014
2:59 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

LISTEN: At The Finish Line In Boston With Brian Spencer

Credit Brian Spencer

Pensacola City Councilman Brian Spencer ran his fifth Boston Marathon on Monday. After the race he spoke with WUWF's Bob Barrett on his cell phone from the finish line. They started with the atmosphere at the start of the race.

Brian Spencer says, "Absolutely celebratory and at the same time solemn... more than 30,000 people observed a moment of silence."

On running by the blast site:

"I wanted to focus on the families and the victims who were affected by this event. I think I did that."

On the atmosphere of the run:

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