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KlaasKIDS Organizes Walk
1:15 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

Walk Highlights Missing Person Cases

"The Sanctuary" sculpture at Hawkshaw Lagoon Memorial Park.
Credit The Hawkshaw Lagoon Missing Children Memorial, Inc.

The KlaasKIDS Foundation is sponsoring its inaugural “Light the Way Home for the Missing” walk this Sunday in downtown Pensacola.  The event is designed to raise awareness about missing person cases along the Gulf Coast.  

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Economics with Rick Harper
12:49 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

Rick Harper: New Fed Chair and Job Growth

Credit University of West Florida

In this week’s Economic Report, Dr. Rick Harper discusses the latest on the Senate confirmation of Janet Yellen as the next chair of the Federal Reserve.  Her nomination passed 14-8 through the Senate Banking Committee this week, and Harper expects her floor vote in the Senate will go well.  But, he believes Yellen will face big challenges as the economy continues a slow recovery.

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Commentary
12:05 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

LISTEN: Carl Wernicke Reflects on JFK'S Assassination, "They cheered and applauded."

Carl Wernicke
Credit IHMC

History informs us in useful ways if we're willing to listen to it. And one of its main values lies in how it puts in perspective what we are experiencing in current events.

Hearing the reflections this week from so many people about the assassination of John F. Kennedy naturally reminded me of my own memories of the event. It also brought perspective on the bitterness of our current politics.

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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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