Is Tallahassee the most economically segregated city in America? The research results published by Richard Florida and Charlotta Mellander in February of 2015 indicate it is. Drawing from 2010 Census data, measures of income, educational, and occupational segregation across 350-plus metro areas were analyzed and presented in their post analysis as an “Overall Ecomomic Segregation Index”. Tallahassee was ranked number one.
Tallahassee Mayor John Dailey will talk with Brien about the impact of this research among business leaders and public officials with a specific discussion about those workforce training programs that have been initiated in order to help combat under employment, and income entrenchment.
For many in Tallahassee, it is thought that to better understand the basis of economic segregation, we must recognize the ways in which racism has been at its foundation. In recent days, the uncovering of outdated, racially discrimating restrictive covenants dating back to the late 1930’s that barred non-white buyers from purchasing proprety in the Betton Hills subdivision has ignited public outrage and initiated further investigation among neighborhood and property association leaders. Betton Hills Neighborhood Association president Mike Brezin will talk with Brien about the truth behind these expired covenants and what may be legally required of property owners who want this language removed.
“My Weather View” with Nancy Dignon
Tallahassee’s favorite meteorologist and long-time weather broadcaster Nancy Dignon will join us with her insightful analysis of local weather patterns and explanations of weather prediction.
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