State News

Following the results of a close race between political novices this week, the Panama City beach Council will swear in a new member.

Tallahassee Interim City Manager Reese Goad says he’d like to ensure city employees get more training on when they must decline or report gifts. The move follows an investigation into city employees accepting football tickets.

The City of Tallahassee is encouraging residents to ditch their cars and take public transportation for a spin as part of Florida’s Active Transportation Week.

The City of Tallahassee, in conjunction with the Homeless/At-Risk Veterans Stand Down event, is offering free rides to veterans this Friday and Saturday.

So a scientist walks into a bar...and shares their knowledge over a beer.

Starting Monday, April 23, Tampa-area scientists will be at local breweries, sharing beer and conversation as part of the Taste of Science conference series.

Students across the nation are preparing for school walkouts to decry gun violence on the anniversary of the Columbine shooting 20 years ago. Leon County Schools is supporting its students’ right to protest.

After 17 years as WFSU-FM’s Morning Edition Host, Ronald J. Ebben is finally hanging up his headphones.  But before his April 27 retirement, he sat down to recall an incredible six decades in the radio business he both loved and contributed so much to over the years.

Southwest Florida musicians and visual artists converge in Sarasota this Saturday for the latest episode of the Art, Rhymes and Beer music and art show series at the Sarasota Event Center.

Cuba's new President Miguel Mario Díaz-Canel grew up in the Cuban revolution and it's clear his mission is to make sure it survives.

A Conversation with NPR's Carl Kasell

Apr 19, 2018

Longtime NPR newscaster and radio personality Carl Kasell died Tuesday at age 84. He spent 30 years delivering the news during Morning Edition, and was official scorekeeper for the weekly news quiz show Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! WGCU's Mike Kiniry sat down with Kasell a week before he delivered his final newscast at the end of 2009.

An island-wide blackout hit Puerto Rico on Wednesday after an excavator accidentally downed a transmission line, officials said, as the U.S. territory struggles to repair an increasingly unstable power grid nearly seven months after Hurricane Maria.

Scott, Tribe Reach Deal On Gambling Money

Apr 19, 2018

As legislative leaders hold behind-the-scenes talks about revamping the gambling industry, Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday announced a deal that will lead to the Seminole Tribe continuing to pay more than $300 million a year in casino money to the state.

Dozens of students, parents and school staff members lined up at two microphones in the auditorium at Plantation High School on Wednesday night to share their fear and anger with Broward school district leaders.

Working Like A Dog

Apr 18, 2018

7pm SECRET LIFE OF DOGS - Documentary series - Dogs - man's best friend and companion for 10,000 years. But how much do we really know about our four legged friends?

 


Grape Minds is produced at WGCU studios in Southwest Florida, which is one of the most active wine markets in the United States. Because of that, we have an almost endless parade of winemakers, importers, sommeliers, and wine journalists coming through town. In this episode of Grape Minds, we get to talk with Juelle Fisher of Fisher Vineyards. She talks about the unique business of selling wine, the changes she’s seen since planting (and replanting) vines in the Mayacamas Mountains in the early 1970’s, and tells her harrowing tale of how last year’s wildfires threatened her family and her property.

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