There's a good chance you're going to see a lot of people in interesting costumes roaming the streets of Pensacola this weekend as Pensacon takes over the Bay Center and the Crown Plaza Hotel. The multi-genre fan convention is the brain child of chairman Mike Ensley, who sat down with WUWF's Bob Barrett to talk about this first time event.
The deadline for public comment on 44 projects scheduled for Early Restoration Funding from BP is Wednesday. Environmentalists and public officials are calling on Gulf Coast residents to weigh in. WUWF’s Dave Dunwoody sat down with Keith Wilkins, the Director of Community and Environment for Escambia County.
Naval Air Stations Pensacola and Whiting Field, Corry Station and Saufley Field are taking part in the annual “Exercise Solid Curtain-Citadel Shield 2014,” which kicked off Tuesday morning and runs through February 28th.
Harry White, the public information officer aboard NAS Pensacola, says it’s a force protection exercise aimed at enhancing the training and readiness of Navy security personnel, conducted at every naval installation in the continental United States.
The Florida Board of Education Tuesday unanimously approved changes to the Common Core standards. The meeting in Orlando was tense and the public comment portion was dominated by anti-common core activists who wanted the standards rescinded. Teachers around the region and around the country are expressing frustration over Common Core, and for many the standards themselves are the least of their worries. It's the uncertainty of how the standards, and by extension the teachers, will be evaluated.
The watchdog group Integrity Florida is out with a study of the Department of Economic Opportunity’s attempts to lobby the Legislature for one billion dollars through 2020. The cash would be used for movies, TV shows, video games and other entertainment industry productions.
Television’s “Burn Notice,” the movie “Dolphin Tale” and the Madden football video game are produced in Florida.