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Application deadline for televised candidate forum is Aug. 2

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WSRE’s “RALLY 2018” candidate forum for the primary election will air live at 7 p.m. Monday–Wednesday, Aug. 20–22. Candidates in the following races are invited to participate but must first demonstrate that they satisfy the candidate forum criteria, as posted online at wsre.org/RALLY, by no later than 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2.

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Two WSRE productions win Telly Awards

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Two WSRE productions, “In Your Own Backyard: The Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival” and “Best of StudioAmped: Volume 2,” have been awarded the bronze Telly Award for excellence in video and television production.

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Clifford the Big Red Dog to help WSRE "Hit a Home Run for Early Learning" at Blue Wahoos Stadium

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Families are invited to help “Hit a Home Run for Early Learning” at the WSRE Imagination Station at Blue Wahoos Stadium on Sunday, Aug. 5, starting at 4 p.m. There will be fun children’s activities and appearances by Clifford the Big Red Dog, and each child will receive a free book, while supplies last.

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TV Chef Sara Moulton to Headline 30th WSRE Wine & Food Classic

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The traditional anniversary gift for celebrating 30 years is the pearl, so it is fitting that the theme for WSRE’s 30th Wine & Food Classic is “Pirates, Pinot & Pearls.” Celebrity television chef Sara Moulton will headline the weekend-long event, which will also spotlight local chefs and restaurants during the annual walkabout tasting on Friday, Oct. 19 and a dinner event on Saturday, Oct. 20

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Reading of the Names to begin with 150 volunteers on Sunday at Veterans Memorial Park of Pensacola

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In partnership with Veterans Memorial Park of Pensacola, WSRE is seeking volunteers for a week-long Reading of the Names at The Wall South in observance of Memorial Day. The 58,318 names of servicemen and women whose lives were lost in the Vietnam War will be read by volunteers beginning Sunday, May 20 at 1 p.m. with opening remarks by Paul Entrekin, president of the Veterans Memorial Park

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Broadcast dates and deadlines announced for “Rally 2018” candidate forums

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WSRE’s “RALLY 2018” candidate forums for upcoming primary and general elections in Escambia, Santa Rosa and Okaloosa counties have been scheduled for Aug. 20-22 and Oct. 29-30, respectively. Each broadcast will air live on WSRE, starting at 7 p.m.

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WSRE seeks volunteers for Reading of the Names at The Wall South

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In partnership with Veterans Memorial Park of Pensacola, WSRE will host a week-long Reading of the Names at The Wall South in observance of Memorial Day and as the culminating event of the public television station’s community engagement activities surrounding last fall’s PBS documentary, “The Vietnam War.” The 58,318 names of servicemen and women whose lives were lost in the war will be read

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WSRE presents Earth Day themed programming this week

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Along with a selection of themed PBS programming offered in conjunction with Earth Day, WSRE will premiere the pilot episode of “The Eco Team” — a new children’s show produced locally by Music as Message at WSRE. “The Eco Team” will broadcast at 8 a.m. Sunday, April 22 on WSRE’s primary channel 23.1.

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WSRE to host Pensacola’s first Be My Neighbor Day — a free event for families with young children

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A free, family-fun event including performances by national PBS KIDS co-host Mr. Steve, appearances by Daniel Tiger and Katerina Kittycat characters from “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood,” story time with WSRE TV personalities and more than 40 different indoor and outdoor activities and exhibitors.

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WSRE’s local launch of PBS' “The Great American Read” will spotlight “To Kill a Mockingbird” author Harper Lee

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In his 2017 book, “Mockingbird Songs: My Friendship with Harper Lee,” Wayne Flynt says that “Nelle Harper Lee was in many ways like the mockingbirds Miss Maudie described on that hot Maycomb day … complicated and independent.” Flynt will be joined by Nancy Anderson to read excerpts from his book and share letters written by the “To Kill a Mockingbird” author on Thursday, May 24 at 7p.m.

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WSRE Seeks Questions for Local Legislative Delegation

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WSRE wants your questions for legislators appearing on “Legislative Review: Dialogue with the Delegation.” The program will be simulcast live on Tuesday, April 3 at 7 p.m. on WSRE and on NewsRadio 92.3 FM and 1620 AM. Moderated by Jeff Weeks, the show features a panel discussion with the local legislative delegation responding to viewer questions.

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Guitarist Pavlo to be performing at the WSRE Amos Studio

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International recording artist Pavlo Simtikidis is bringing his Mediterranean music to Pensacola on Sunday, Feb. 25 at 6 p.m. for an intimate concert in the WSRE Jean & Paul Amos Performance Studio at Pensacola State College.

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Free family event to spotlight neighborly values of Mister Rogers

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It will be a beautiful day in the neighborhood on Saturday, April 21, when WSRE hosts Pensacola’s first annual Be My Neighbor Day. Daniel Tiger and Katerina Kittycat will be at the WSRE studios at Pensacola State College to greet young fans; PBS KIDS co-host Mr. Steve will perform three shows in the Jean & Paul Amos Performance Studio.

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PBS Kids’ Splash and Bubbles to appear at Gulfarium

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Stars of The Jim Henson Company animated series “Splash and Bubbles” are coming to Fort Walton Beach to help young spring breakers dive into family fun. Splash and Bubbles, along with Curious George and the Man with the Yellow Hat, will be on hand to greet young fans during the fourth annual WSRE PBS KIDS & Family Day at Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park on Saturday, March 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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WSRE wants your “American Creed” story

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On nearly every news program and around water coolers and kitchen tables, people are talking about how Americans are divided as a nation. So it is timely that a new documentary film asks the question, “In a fractured nation, what ideals do we share in common?” The film is called “American Creed,” and it premieres February 27 on PBS stations nationwide.

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