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WSRE hosts free workshops on teaching with Florida PBS LearningMedia

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In partnership with Florida Public Broadcasting Service, WSRE is hosting two PBS LearningMedia teacher workshops on Tuesday, June 28 at the Santa Rosa County School District Professional Development Center, Lab 2, in Milton. The workshops are free and will be conducted by WSRE Educational Services Director Jill Hubbs and FPBS Educational Services Director Michelle Watson.

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WSRE’s “In Your Own Backyard” receives two bronze Telly Awards

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WSRE, has received bronze Telly Awards for production of two “In Your Own Backyard” episodes: “Pensacon,” produced and directed by James Roy, and “Undersea Northwest Florida,” produced and directed by Ted King.

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Dates announced for “RALLY 2016” candidate forums on WSRE

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“RALLY” candidate forums on WSRE are an election cycle tradition in Northwest Florida, going back to the 1970s. The “RALLY 2016” broadcasts for the upcoming primary and general elections in Escambia, Santa Rosa and Okaloosa counties have been scheduled for August 2–4 and October 25–26 respectively.

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WSRE Announces Free Film Screening of “They Were Our Fathers”

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WHO: WSRE, PBS for the Gulf Coast Written, produced and directed by Jill Hubbs; edited by James Roy; photography direction by Ted King.

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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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