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“They Were Our Fathers” documents stories about the true cost of war

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Some 20,000 American boys and girls lost their fathers during the Vietnam War. In a new documentary film produced by WSRE, several of these Gold Star children, now adult men and women, share their stories which serve as powerful testimonies about the true cost of war. WSRE will premiere “They Were Our Fathers” with a special Father’s Day broadcast at 7 p.m. on June 19.

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Local Olympic medalists will be “inStudio” on WSRE this Thursday

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The Games of the XXXI Olympiad—Rio 2016—are just around the corner. For a look back at past Summer Olympics and to learn what it takes to win at the games, local Olympic medalists Frank Spellman, Catie Ball and Beth Barr, along with Willie and Jeanette Gatlin—parents of Olympic champion Justin Gatlin—will share their stories with WSRE’s “inStudio” host Rameca Vincent Leary.

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WSRE hosts Achieve Escambia partners on the impact of early learning and school readiness on Escambia County’s children and future success

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Recent reports based on state evaluations say that only 66 percent of Escambia County 5-year-olds are ready for kindergarten. On a new edition of “inStudio” on WSRE, Jeff Weeks will host a discussion addressing this school readiness crisis, its long-term impact on the community, and a new collective effort focused on the success of children from cradle to career.

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WSRE Kicks Off May’s Local Show Schedule Thursday at Fort Barrancas and with Author Bert Thornton of Waffle House

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WSRE’s local show lineup for May begins this Thursday with new episodes of “In Your Own Back Yard” hosted by Sherri Hemminghaus Weeks at 7 p.m. and “Conversations with Jeff Weeks” at 7:30 p.m.

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WSRE Spotlights Local Author and Fort Pickens on Thursday

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WSRE premieres new episodes of two local programs Thursday night. Hosted by Sherri Hemminghaus Weeks at 7 p.m., “In Your Own Backyard” debuts the first of a three-part series on the “Forts of Pensacola Bay” with an exploration of Fort Pickens. On “Conversations with Jeff Weeks” at 7:30 p.m., author Dawn Quarles discusses her recently published memoir, “Aprils & Decembers.”

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“MST3K" Stars Beaulieu and Conniff will Speak and “Riff” at WSRE

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WSRE’s Public Square Speakers Series will present Trace Beaulieu and Frank Conniff, writers and stars of the Peabody Award winning series “Mystery Science Theater 3000” at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 26 in the Jean & Paul Amos Performance Studio. Admission is free, and the event is sponsored in-part by Gulf Power and Pensacon.

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Pratt, McLurkin and IHMC Featured Thursday Night on WSRE

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WSRE has one hat-trick of a broadcast schedule planned for robot fans this Thursday night. Beginning at 7 p.m., back-to-back interviews with robotics engineers Jerry Pratt and James McLurkin will air, followed at 8 p.m. by an encore presentation of NOVA’s “Rise of the Robots” episode which showcases Pensacola’s Institute for Human & Machine Cognition.

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PBS Presents Ken Burns’ “Jackie Robinson” April 11-12

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“Jackie Robinson” is a new two-part, four-hour documentary, directed by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns and David McMahon, that will air Monday and Tuesday, April 11–12, from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on WSRE. The film tells the story of Jack Roosevelt Robinson, who rose from humble origins to break baseball’s color barrier and waged a fierce lifelong battle for first-class citizenship for all African Americans.

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WSRE Airs In-Memoriam Broadcast of James Owens Film on Thursday

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James Owens was Auburn University’s first African American scholarship football player. He played on the varsity team from 1970 to 1972. He died on Saturday, March 26 at age 65. In remembrance of the football pioneer, WSRE will air “Quiet Courage: The James Curtis Owens Story” at 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 31.

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Legislators Respond to Constituents on Air this Thursday

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WSRE wants your questions for legislators appearing on the live broadcast of “Legislative Review: Dialogue with the Delegation” on Thursday at 7 p.m. Moderated by Jeff Weeks, the show features a panel discussion with the local legislative delegation. A simulcast of the program will air on NewsRadio1620.

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