Local News
10:56 am
Mon September 22, 2014

Looking Back: Ivan vs. the Interstate 10 Bridge


In the next installment of our look back at Hurricane Ivan ten years ago, WUWF’s Dave Dunwoody reports on the Interstate-10 Bridge -- a major traffic artery that was severed and then built back even better.

The original four-lane bridge opened in 1968, consisting of twin spans of two lanes each with no shoulders. Connecting Escambia and Santa Rosa counties, it’s a vital link on an I-10 that reaches across the southern part of the United States from Jacksonville to Los Angeles.

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Scottish Independence Vote
12:35 pm
Sun September 21, 2014

UWF Political Scientist Reacts To Scottish Independence Vote

Dr. Michelle Williams
Credit University of West Florida

Last week, citizens of Scotland took an historic vote and, in the end, decided to remain a part of the United Kingdom.

The process leading up to that vote and the aftermath of the decision is a political scientists dream. WUWF's Bob Barrett spoke with Dr. Michelle Williams, Associate Professor of Political Science and International Studies Advisor in the Department of Government at the University of West Florida about the Scottish referendum on independence.

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Economic Report
1:21 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

Harper: Ivan Created Economic Boom

Dr. Rick Harper
Credit University of West Florida

In this week’s Economic Report, Dr. Rick Harper reviews where the region is ‘10 years on from Hurricane Ivan.’ The devastating storm struck the Florida-Alabama gulf coast, coming ashore at Gulf Shores, Alabama on September 16, 2004.

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And Give Up Showbiz?
11:06 am
Fri September 19, 2014

Fred Levin's Life Chronicled In New Book

Credit Finn Partners

In his new book, New York Times bestselling author Josh Young provides a detailed and insightful portrait of one of the nation’s most successful and contentious civil trial lawyers, Fred Levin of Pensacola. A meet with the author and his subject will be held at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, September 20 at Barnes and Noble on Airport Boulevard.

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D68 can make a bad cold even worse
4:07 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

Health Officials Monitoring Enterovirus Strain

Credit Florida DOH-Escambia

A respiratory virus that has sent more than 1,000 children to emergency rooms since mid-August has parents in Florida worried their child could be next, if the disease makes its way to the Sunshine State.

Out of that total – mostly in the Midwest -- the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed more than 130 pediatric cases of Enterovirus D68 in 17 states, including Alabama.

Dr. John Lanza, Director of the Florida Department of Health in Escambia County, says no official cases have been confirmed in Florida, but that may change soon.

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