April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and to mark it, blue bows have been placed along Palafox Street in downtown Pensacola. WUWF’s Dave Dunwoody recently discussed the awareness effort with Stacey Kostevicki, the executive director of Gulf Coast Kid’s House, and Sherry Swann with Lutheran Services of Florida.
On Wednesday afternoon “Walk in My Shoes” begins at 2:45 at Gulf Coast Kid's House. The walk, just over seven miles, will end at the Publix Shopping Center in Gulf Breeze.
Bubba Watson won the 2014 Masters Golf Championship Sunday; his second win at August National in three years. Watson’s first Masters’ win in 2012 was also the first win of a major tournament on the PGA Tour.
He’s now just the seventeenth golfer to win the Masters - and its iconic green jacket - more than once. Also, he’s just the fourth player in history to earn victories at the tournament in their first six or fewer appearances.
The Florida Legislature is taking a break this week in observance of the Passover and Easter holidays. But, Senate President Don Gaetz plans to remain in Tallahassee and work through the holiday week. In WUWF’s weekly update, Gaetz (R-Niceville) outlines the Senate’s approval of two education bills, extension of the historic ethics reform legislation that was passed last year, and the status of gaming legislation.
“Building a Case Against Domestic Violence” is the theme of a two-day conference Monday and Tuesday at the University of West Florida Conference Center.
Sponsored by the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, the annual meeting is open to law enforcement officers and other first responders, social workers and victims’ advocates. It’s aimed at promoting prevention, enforcement, and access to resources.
The conference will cover interviewing techniques, stalking technology, investigation for prosecution and the dangers of domestic violence.