First we re-air some pieces from our interview with Mayor John Daily from earlier this year in reference to Blueprint 2000. We then follow it with Commissioner Jeremy Matlow on the same topic.
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We are repeating a broadcast from August 8th, 2019: Hurricane Michael hit the Florida Panhandle in October 2018 and left the town of Mexico Beach, Florida completely devastated. A team of storytellers from Tallahassee, Florida partnered with individuals and entities from around the country to do something to help. Alex Workman joins us to talk about him and his wife’s project “Never Forgotten Coast”.
Founded in 1991, the Alzheimer’s Project serves as a primary resource for communities across the Big Bend as they deal with the financial and emotional devastation wrought by Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.
Executive Director Debbie Moroney will talk with Brien about the many ways in which this dynamic organization provides activities and support services for those afflicted with the disease and those family members who are the caregivers struggling to keep up with the magnitude of the demands.
An upcoming music festival and fundraiser entitled “Heart of Bluegrass” is scheduled for Saturday, September 14 at Jubilee Orchards from 11:00 a.m to 8:00 p.m. Festival coordinator Wayne Tate will talk with Brien about the powerhouse line up of talent scheduled for the event, including Tallahassee favorite “Crossroad“. The band will perform several songs live on set during the show.
Spencer Ingram, Miracle Hill, joins us first to talk about complying with Rick Scott’s mandate for assisted living facilities. Then Debbie Moroney, CEO Alzheimer’s Project, and Wayne Tate, Heart of Bluegrass Director, come on to talk about the Heart of Bluegrass festival with special performances from Ken Kanline, Ed McFarland, Glen Woodsum and Lisa Saylor Fiddle of Crossroad Band.
The reinvention of anyone’s personality can be an arduous, often painful process. For most of us, it is accomplished over the extent of our lives in a gradual way through social interactions as a function of the natural aging process. For others, it is much more difficult when faced with the stigma of cultural labels that are reinforced by stereotypic thinking. Such is the plight of those incarcerated and looking to start over.
In recent years, the work of art therapists has opened up opportunities for change among prison inmates. The ongoing research and prolific writing of Professor of Art Therapy Dr. David Gussak, FSU Department of Art Education has been instrumental in creating a working understanding of this therapeutic process.
Dr. Gussak will talk with Brien about his latest book entitled “Art and Art Therapy with the Imprisoned” and the further advances of this pioneering work.
Having worked with pre-K children and their parents among a dedicated team of professional educators and social workers over the last 11 years, Kim will bring us some keen insights into child development and early childhood education when she talks with Brien about their mission and services.