First, Jeremy Rogers joins us to talk about his organization that takes kids into the outdoors that otherwise wouldn’t have the ability to. Then Commissioner John Daily comes on to talk about his candidacy for Mayor.
The 2018 Tallahassee Food Challenge is underway, and Tallahassee Talks is at the center of this annual information campaign to raise awareness and encourage all of us to give generously to local food charities during this critical time of year. For this live remote broadcast coming from Gaines Street Pies, presenting sponsor Jeremy Matlow, co-owner of Gaines Street Pies, will talk with Brien, along with Alan Madsen, representing co-sponsor Rapid Press Commercial Printing, about the necessity of this campaign, and our need to challenge the problem of hunger in our community.
The annual Tallahassee Songwriters Festival is coming up Sunday May 20 at the Tallahassee Museum from 2-5pm. Event organizer and celebrated songwriter/musician Drew Tillman will talk with Brien about the festival, along with Jazz/Blues musician Brett Wellman. Both will be performing at this year’s festival along with Country music artist Jason Byrd. Drew and Brett will both be performing during our remote broadcast.
In this political season, there are a number of important races at hand both locally and state-wide. Among them, House Representative for District 79 Matt Caldwell is running for Agriculture Commissioner of Florida. Representative Caldwell will talk with Brien about his plan for Florida’s agriculture, and the impact the department can have on local communities seeking to improve their economic future by embracing local farming. Among those challenges, hunger is of importance when looking at how these local markets can bring immediate solutions to these on-going challenges.
Every day, the Tallahassee Fire Department applies every resource, technology, and professional skill at their disposal to keep us safe. Deputy Chief Rich Jones and Fire Coordinator in charge of education Robert Clary will talk with Brien about their upcoming safety fair May 12 at Governor Square Mall. The department has benefited from the addition of many technological advances including thermal detection software used to locate individuals at the scene of a fire.