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JFK 50th
10:06 am
Fri November 22, 2013

As a Nation Mourned TV News Came of Age

Walter Cronkite tells the nation of Kennedy's death.
Credit CBS

In the next installment of our series on the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s assassination, WUWF’s Dave Dunwoody looks at how television news came of age that tragic weekend.

We spoke with Mark Lambert, who teaches each television news, production and history at the University of West Florida. We also include sound from that weekend, illustrating how the TV networks covered the assassination and developments ranging from the expected -- the investigation and state funeral -- to the unexpected--Lee Harvey Oswald's murder on live national television.

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USO
9:54 am
Fri November 22, 2013

NWF USO Gears Up For Thanksgiving

USO at NAS Pensacola.
Credit USO of NWFL

Northwest Florida’s United Service Organization is preparing for its annual Thanksgiving feast at its facility aboard NAS Pensacola.

Director Heidi Blair says the celebration will kick off Thanksgiving Day with a traditional holiday meal at the USO center aboard NAS Pensacola.

The holiday events are the latest chapters in the long history of the USO, which has 160 locations in 27 states and 14 countries. Its history dates back to the start of World War II, when it was created by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

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'Chopped' at Milton HS
9:44 am
Fri November 22, 2013

Santa Rosa County Hosts 'Chopped' Event

Credit Santa Rosa County School District

The Santa Rosa County School District and Sodexo are sponsoring a Chopped event featuring local leaders that is intended to highlight Manna Food Pantries, local farmers and Santa Rosa County students.

State representative Doug Broxson of District Three will participate in a cooking contest in the style of the TV show, Chopped. He will compete against the sheriff and superintendent of schools in Santa Rosa County.

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UWF Arts
9:41 am
Fri November 22, 2013

UWF TAG Gallery Showcases Student Work

Tag Gallery
Credit UWF Fine Arts

The University of West Florida’s TAG Gallery is showcasing work from introductory level classes. The current show provides students who may not previously displayed their work with a formal gallery experience.

“Points of Departure” features works produced by students in foundation level drawing, photography, painting and graphic design courses. Yvonne Lebrun is a junior in the BFA program. She has paintings, drawings and photographs on display in the show.

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JFK 50th
10:29 am
Thu November 21, 2013

Bowden remembers JFK Assassination

J. Earle Bowden, Editor Emeritus Pensacola News Journal
Credit WSRE-TV

Today we begin the first of a series of reports on the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination. WUWF’s Dave Dunwoody spoke with J. Earle Bowden, now Editor Emeritus of the Pensacola News Journal.  In 1963 he oversaw the PNJ’s afternoon edition.
 

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Pensacola Chamber
11:03 am
Wed November 20, 2013

Chamber Moves Away From Sunshine Law

Greater Pensacola Chamber
Credit Greater Pensacola Chamber

Changes are in the works at the Greater Pensacola Chamber of Commerce, involving the Chamber’s fundraising arm. WUWF’s Dave Dunwoody reports Foundation Incorporated is being moved away from Florida’s Sunshine Law.
 

Chamber CEO Jerry Maygarden made the announcement at Monday’s board meeting. He says when the Chamber decided to embrace the Sunshine and Public Records laws last summer, it had a serious impact on fundraising.
 

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Workplace Shooter Drill
10:11 am
Wed November 20, 2013

Area Organizations Test Live Shooter Scenario

The Department of Homeland Security has guidelines for response to an active shooter.
Credit Department of Homeland Security

More than two dozen areas businesses and organizations will experience what it's like to have a killer invade them on Wednesday. The killer will be a disgruntled former employee with a gun.  Actually, it will be a digital disgruntled former employee with a gun.  It's part of an exercise designed to help companies develop a plan in the event of a real emergency.  Chris Floyd, with the Disaster Assistance Communities Group says almost 30 companies have signed up to participate in the exercise so far. 

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Pericles at UWF
5:02 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

UWF's Theatre Department stages Shakespeare's "Pericles"

UWF Theater Department presents Pericles.
Credit UWF Department of Theater

The University of West Florida’s production of Shakespeare’s “Pericles” opens this weekend.  Set in the Ancient world, “Pericles” spans fourteen years and chronicle’s the hero’s travels through Greece, Syria, and the Middle East.

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Escambia County Schools
4:55 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

Escambia County School District Introduces Fraud Hotline

Escambia County School District advertises new fraud hotline.
Credit Escambia Schools

The Escambia County School District has set up a new hotline for reporting fraud and waste. Previously, callers had to provide their name and employee serial number to file a report. The old line went directly to the assistant superintendent of human resource services.

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Lecture
4:20 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

Holocaust Survivor Allan Hall Speaks in Pensacola

Attorney Allan J. Hall
Credit Pensacola State College

Allen Hall is a retired attorney, professor and Holocaust survivor. He gave presentations at Pensacola State College on Tuesday, November 12 and at the University of West Florida on Wednesday, November 13.

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