Lindsay Rae Myers

Digital Content Producer

Lindsay is a native Pensacolian and life long lover of public radio. She joined the WUWF team in 2013 as our first ever Digital Content Producer to format our programming for the digital world. Lindsay is also our "voice" on social media platforms. She loves coffee, live music, gardening, and hanging out in Downtown Pensacola, preferably with her dog, Friend. Lindsay's secret ambition is to be Terry Gross.

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Courtesy of Ron Finley

It’s officially spring and that means you might have thought about starting your garden. Or maybe you’ve never grown anything. Either way the University of West Florida invites you to meet Ron Finley, the activist “Gangsta Gardener,” when he is in town this week for a series of lectures and panels.

“Basically I’m going to talk about life and community and people and food and health and love, and you know, and air, how it all goes together. And beauty, and design and growing your own food and being a gangsta for mother nature,” he said.

A series of town hall discussions on crime and capital punishment are being hosted by the Pensacola Opera leading up to their production of “Dead Man Walking.” 

Pensacola Opera is producing the Florida premiere of the contemporary opera, “Dead Man Walking” which is based on Sr. Helen Prejean’s book of the same name. It recounts the story of her becoming spiritual director to a man on death row and how that led her into a vocation of activism. I spoke with Jerome Shannon, Executive Director and Music Director of Pensacola Opera.

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On the heels of Donald Trump’s inauguration, hundreds of thousands of people gathered on the National Mall Saturday for the Women’s March on Washington. The event was organized as a grassroots movement to stand against Trump and for women’s rights and a variety of other causes.

In solidarity, “sister marches” were held in cities across the country, including Pensacola.

Picking up on Hillary Clinton’s campaign mantras, chants of “More love, less hate” and “Love trumps hate” filled the air as the marchers proceeded through downtown Pensacola.

Courtesy of Gulf Power

Traditionally the Saturday of the long Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend is set aside for community service. There are several opportunities to serve along the gulf coast.

UWF is facilitating a day of service with Ronald McDonald House, St. Vincent de Paul, Keep Pensacola Beautiful, and Waterfront Rescue Mission. Students and the community can sign up for a morning shift, an afternoon shift, or both. Visit HERE.

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We're kicking off what we hope will be an annual tradition here at WUWF, to feature local choirs and musicians singing holiday music to share with our listeners. Thank you to UWF Singers, The Choral Society of Pensacola, The Pensacola Children's Chorus, and The Perdido Brass.

Photo via unsplash// Lorenzo Cafaro / https://unsplash.com/photos/bE2i0X97k20

Winter break and holidays often mean long car or airplane trips that can feel even longer driving alone or with a car full of sleepy family members. Whether you're looking for entertainment on a long solo sojourn, a car full of kids, or a road trip with friends we've got you covered to make sure you are entertained!

Road trip:

'La Frontera' is a documentary film about local forester, farmer, and researcher Mark Hainds' 1,000 mile journey along the Texas-Mexico border. He interacts with local citizens, border patrol, criminals, and the criminalized. Mark will join us for a screening of this film October 27. This December Mark will embark heading west to complete his trek to include the entire U.S.-Mexico border.

Pensacola Young Professionals

 

Pensacola Young Professionals along with the Chamber of Commerce, Seville Rotary Club, and Propeller club are hosting the second of two candidate forums Tuesday night at Phinneas Phogg’s at Seville Quarter. Round one had candidates for Tax Collector, County Commission District 5, and County Commission District 1.

The candidates discussed budgets and infrastructure, past performance and talking to constituents but for most participants the forums are as much about meeting the real people behind the yard signs as they are about policy proposals.

Photo via Flickr// Matt Stratton / https://flic.kr/p/76F1JB

Thanks for listening to the Christmas edition of 14/59. I promised some bonuses online and the first is what you should be drinking while listening to Christmas music: a classic Manhattan. In my family tradition this is a drink for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Here's how I make it:

2 oz bourbon (can be rye, if you prefer, I use Bulleit usually)

0.75 - 1 oz sweet vermouth

a few dashes of bitters (can use orange bitters or mixture)

shake or stir with ice and strain into a cocktail glass or tumbler (I like a tumbler with a large cube of ice in it)

Joseph Vincenza

 

 

This Saturday is First City Arts Center’s Ninth Annual Glass Pumpkin patch. The Arts center houses a glass blowing and pottery studio in the Longhollow Neighborhood where we recently went for a visit.

 

Meredith Doyen, the director at the First City Arts Center, spoke to me about the Glass Pumpkin Patch fundraiser for First City which kicks off tonight and concludes Saturday.

This week venues around Pensacola are hosting Stamped: The Pensacola LGBT Film Festival. This is the fourth year for the film festiva which highlights artistic achievement in film from and about the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and queer community.

David Newton, one of the organizers of the film festival shared this about the fest,

Margaret Biggs

Two exhibits currently at the Pensacola Museum of Art highlight the beauty and diversity of landscapes on the Gulf Coast. Artists Margaret Biggs & Richard Sexton are both going to be speaking to the public about their work this week.

 

Margaret Biggs is a Pensacola native who returned to her beloved Gulf Coast after being away for more than 30 years.

Pensacola Little Theatre

  It’s hard to beat a good story in the summer time. Pensacola Little Theater is bringing a classic to life this weekend with their production of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island. The show is part of the Treehouse Theater series

 

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It was an unusual weekend at the Palafox Market with "Slide the City" set up on the north end of where the market normally extends. Lots of people with inflatable rafts and wearing bathing suits wandered down to check out the art products, food, and produce.

It's really starting to feel like summer at the market, too. Watermelons, blueberries, and lots of summer squash were available along with many ornamental plants and flowers, prepared foods, meats, artisanal cheeses, and a variety of other cottage foods.

Squash varieties for sale.

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Summer squash: crookneck yellow squash, zucchini, and cucumbers.

Plus swiss chard!

Onions straight from the ground.

Lots of herbs and other edible and fruiting plants are available.

Potatoes.

This is the high season for the farmer's market.

Ornamental plants and flowers.

Lots of lettuce.

Green beans!

Peaches and preserves.

Several varieties of tea and lemonade sweetened with honey from East Hill Honey Company.

A busy Saturday at the market.

Santa Rosa Farmer's Market Association

Coming up Saturday the Pace area will be home to a new farmer's market. Last fall farmers approached Santa Rosa County Extension's commercial horticulture agent, Blake Baxton, to talk about the possibility of starting a farmer's market in Santa Rosa County.

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This Saturday marked 8 years of farmers' selling direct to consumers at the Palafox Market. The market has transformed from a small, seasonal market to a year-round market with nearly 100 vendors. Spring has been in full bloom in northwest Florida and I don't think you could have had a more beautiful day to enjoy the market. Plus, for regulars, it is exciting to see the new produce starting to be available! As Spring heads towards summer lots of new produce will be available: maybe even tomatoes soon!

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Many of the people who participated in the 1960’s Sit-ins in downtown Pensacola returned over the weekend for the unveiling of a historical marker honoring their efforts.

Patricia Turner Jefferson kicked off the ceremony, which was held Saturday at the corner of Palafox and Garden streets, right in the heart of downtown Pensacola where the sit-ins took place, "We feel excited that we can say to the state of Florida, to the city of Pensacola, that there was a difference made under the leadership of a remarkable man Rev. William Dobbins."

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More strawberries available this week. The first crops came from farmers using "high tunnels" and now we are seeing more and more farmers with delicious spring strawberries!

Bundled chives from Coldwater Gardens.

Beautiful micro greens.

Fruit leathers, pickles, plus pepper and wine jelly from Farm Girl Produce.

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