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Public Forum with Ken Feinberg
WSRE - August 10, 2010
Public Forum with Ken Feinberg that was held on August 10, 2010 at the University of West Florida in Pensacola, Florida.
   
Bay Area Resource Council (BARC) Public Forum on BP Oil Spill
WSRE - Wednesday, July 28, 2010
BARC Public Forum held at Pensacola City Hall.
   
Fast Reaction to Oil
U.S. Army Operation Deepwater Horizon
- July 5, 2010
Florida Fish and Wildlife staffers undertake aerial searches with help from the FLorida Army National Guard, and detect oil offshore of Pensacola beach. Minnesota Army National Guard video by Spec. Johnny Angelo.
   

Town Hall Meeting: Oil Spill Legal Guidance
WSRE
- June 30, 2010
A co-presentation of the Pensacola Bay Area Chamber of Commerce and WSRE-TV, moderated by WEAR-TV's Sue Straughan, focused on providing legal guidance in the oil spill claims process. A recent survey of Chamber membership revealed that more than 50% of respondents have realized a minor negative impact from the oil crisis while 28% have realized a major negative impact on their business. 90% of those that responded as having sustained some type of impact on their business have not yet filed a claim with BP. Topics related to the oil spill addressed by local attorneys included:
• What is OPA and the Claims Process? Jeremy Branning, Clark Partington Hart Larry Bond & Stackhouse
• Claims Process – Ray B. Palmer, Esq., The Law Office of Raymond B. Palmer, P.A.
• Class Action Suits – Jason Peterson, Clark Partington Hart Larry Bond & Stackhouse
• $20 Billion Fund – Jim McKenzie, P.A., McKenzie Hall & De La Piedra, P.A.
• Tracking Damages – Matthew Villmer, Emmanuel, Sheppard & Condon
The informational session, which was not intended to promote or otherwise suggest legal action, was recorded in WSRE's Jean and Paul Amos Performance Studio. Attendees were given the opportunity to ask the legal panel questions after the presentation.On-screen graphics: Chamber logo and WSRE logo, side by side, against an appropriate background:

Disclaimer for FCC file: The following is a presentation of the Pensacola Bay Area Chamber of Commerce and WSRE-TV. The views and opinions expressed on this program are those of the participants, and do not necessarily reflect those of Pensacola State College, WSRE, the Pensacola Bay Area Chamber of Commerce, or their management and staff. The program is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to provide individual legal advice or promote or otherwise suggest legal action.

B.R.A.C.E. Meeting
WSRE
- June 29, 2010
   
SOS: The Science of the Spill - June 23, 2010
WSRE - June 23, 2010
 
Pensacola Beach Oil Spill Meeting
WSRE
- June 19, 2010
   

President Obama Speaks at NAS Pensacola
WSRE
- June 15, 2010

President Obama speaks about the Oil Spill and the Military at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida.

 
Oil Spill Update: Environmental Impact
WSRE -
May 20, 2010
Hosted by Lloyd Patterson, this edition of Connecting the Community focuses on an evolving environmental and economic crisis. A panel of experts discusses the massive Gulf Coast oil spill and its environmental impact on our area, with additional perspective on the economic implications. Viewer questions emailed to WSRE provide citizens the opportunity to hear directly from local experts.

Guests include Dr. Richard Snyder, director of the UWF Center for Environmental Diagnostics and Bioremediation; Keith Wilkins with Escambia County's Neighborhoods and Community Services Bureau; "green" builder Christian Wagley, and Buzz Ritchie with Gulf Coast Community Bank.

 
Oil Spill Update: Economic Impact
Connecting the Community
WSRE -
May 13, 2010
Hosted by Lloyd Patterson, this edition of Connecting the Community focuses on an evolving environmental and economic crisis. A panel of experts discusses the massive Gulf Coast oil spill and its economic impact on our area. Viewer questions emailed to WSRE provide citizens the opportunity to hear directly from local economic experts and learn how to file an economic loss claim resulting from the oil spill.

Guests include Dr. Rick Harper, director of the University of West Florida's Haas Center for Business Research and Economic Development; Pensacola News Journal business writer Carlton Proctor; Julian MacQueen, founder and CEO of Innisfree Hotels; and Liz Castro, civic affairs director for British Petroleum.
 

Connecting the Community
WSRE -
May 6, 2010
Hosted by Lloyd Patterson, this is a special hour-long edition of Connecting the Community, focusing on an evolving environmental and economic crisis. A panel of experts discusses the massive Gulf Coast oil spill and its impact on our area. Viewer questions emailed to WSRE provide citizens the opportunity to hear directly from people involved in the management of the oil spill, to learn what is being done to prepare and protect our shorelines, and to find out how every citizen can help.

Guests include Hope Lanier from BP; Okaloosa County State Representative Matt Gaetz; Escambia County Commissioner Grover Robinson IV;Gordon Goodin, Santa Rosa County Commission Chair & District 4 Commissioner; Brunie Emmanuel, Chairman of Programs and Services for BRACE; Keith Wilkins, Neighborhoods & Community Services, Escambia County; and Darryl Boudreau, Assistant District Director, Florida Department of Environmental Protection.

 

Saving Wildlife: What The Public Needs To Know
PNJ.com - May 6, 2010
The director of the Wildlife Sanctuary offers some warnings about attempting to rescue oil-covered wildlife.

A good video that explains why professionals are being brought in to clean oil birds rather than volunteers.
www.pnj.com

 
Exclusive Report: From Oil Rig Blast to Legal Battle
PBS NewsHour -
May 10, 2010
In an interview with the NewsHour and NPR, Deepwater Horizon survivor Christopher Choy describes his harrowing tale of escape and the legal battle he now faces.
www.pbs.org/NewsHour
 
One Island Meeting on Pensacola Beach
WSRE - May 3, 2010
“One Island” Community Information Meeting in its entirety. WSRE, PBS for the Gulf Coast, was on-hand at the Monday meeting where DEP, BP and local government representatives addressed concerns and answered questions about the latest developments surrounding the Gulf Coast Oil Spill. The meeting included a lengthy question and answer session between Gulf Coast residents and the panel of experts.

Meeting participants included:
Darryl Boudreau, Assistant District Director, Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Liz Castro, Director, Civic Affairs, BP American Inc.
Bill Downey, Community Relations, BP American Inc.
Gordon Goodin, Commission Chair & District 4 Commissioner, Santa Rosa County
Buck Lee, Executive Director, Santa Rosa Island Authority
Grover C. Robinson IV, Commission Chair & District 4 Commissioner, Escambia County
Beverly Zimmern, Mayor, City of Gulf Breeze

 
Calm Seas, Winds Permit Some Progress in Gulf Oil Leak Cleanup
PBS NewsHour
- May 04, 2010
Crews made some headway in dispersing millions of gallons of leaked oil as seas and winds calmed in the Gulf of Mexico. Tom Bearden reports from Louisiana on the challenges still ahead for containing and cleaning up the spill, then Judy Woodruff gets two views on why the spill is so tough to contain and mitigate.
www.pbs.org/NewsHour
 
BP Says It Will Pay for Gulf Oil Spill Cleanup
PBS NewsHour
- May 3, 2010
Energy company BP said it will pay to clean up the oil spill still spreading in the Gulf of Mexico, caused when an oil rig it leased exploded two weeks ago. Judy Woodruff gets the latest on the crisis from correspondent Tom Bearden in Louisiana.
www.pbs.org/NewsHour