First, Marvin M. Boatman, Founder/President The Kingsman Club, joins us to talk about mentoring young men. Then Ted McCarthy comes on to share with us his fund raiser, Capital City Challenge. Finally, Erin Gillespie of Madison Street Strategies sits down to discuss the Opportunity Areas in Tallahassee.
Tallahassee Mayor John Dailey will talk with Brien about his first 5 months in office and the vision he has for Tallahassee’s expansion and diversity. The City’s recent acquisition of the Northwood Center is a monumental example of the opportunities that Mayor Daily points to with great enthusiasm.
Care Point Health and Wellness Center is an extension of Big Bend Cares’ mission to provide healthcare for HIV and Aids patients. In addition, the Center is a primary care facility for anyone looking for medical services, whether insured or not. Chief Operation Officer Patty Balantine will talk with Brien about the success of this ground-breaking effort and the impact this health care program is having among residents in Tallahassee and across the region.
Tallahassee’s Holocaust Education Resource Council is devoted to keeping each generation mindful of the atrocities that were committed in Nazi Germany. The organization provides school teachers and the general public with valuable educational materials and hosts a variety of events throughout the year with this same mission in mind.
Executive director Barbara Goldstein will talk with Brien about the upcoming unveiling of a remarkable mural at Tallahassee Community College on April 28, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Barbara is joined by FSU Art Therapy professor David Gussak, Ph.D., ATR-BC. who was instrumental in overseeing this project along with graduate students from the Department of Art Education, Florida State University. The design aims to communicate themes of resilience and hope, while also acknowledging the history behind the unspeakable atrocities of the Holocaust. The children in the foreground are seen nurturing vibrant green grass that is seen growing from the train tracks of Auschwitz, while also watering blue iris flowers, which are symbolic of faith and hope. The message of life and hope for teaching the next generation.
The annual Earth Day observance is Monday, April 22. Kim Ross, Founder and Executive Director of Rethink Energy Florida will talk with Brien about the work of this organization that provides environmental advocacy, and educational opportunities for school children and the general public.
Tallahassee Community Chorus concludes its season with the final appearance of their beloved conductor Dr. Andre Thomas. This Spring concert entitled Tribute! is scheduled for Saturday April 13th, 7:30pm at Ruby Diamond Concert Hall, Florida State University. Tickets are available on line at tcchorus.org. Chorus President Jan Smith and Executive Director Randall Webster will talk with Brien about this magnificent concert that will feature the Southeastern premier of Andre J. Thomas Mass: A Celebration Of Love And Joy. They will be joined by choirs of FSU College Of Music and the University Symphony Orchestra. Don’t miss this fitting tribute and joyful celebration that honors the illustrious career of Dr. Thomas over the last 31 years.
Among the many festivals Tallahassee is known for, the LeMoyne Chain Of Parks Art Festival is the crown jewel. Nationally recognized among artists as one of the top 5 from year to year, this festival features a juried art show that brings together acclaimed fine artists from around the country. LeMoyne Arts President and Festival Chair Kelly Dozier, and Executive Director Lee Ortega will talk with Brien about the many one-of-a-kind works from 170 fine artists and the wide variety of live entertainment, a host of local food trucks and vendors, and libations served at the WXYZ Bar by Aloft, all at the center court. The festival is scheduled for Saturday April 27th and Sunday April 28th along Park Avenue just east of Monroe Street in downtown Tallahassee.