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Public Square Speakers Series

WSRE’s Public Square Speakers Series brings personalities, who have achieved renown for their contributions to education, the arts, sciences or media, to the Jean & Paul Amos Performance Studio for public conversations on noteworthy topics and important issues. Public Square events are open to the public. Admission is free!

Coming up next:

  • Jack E. Davis (Tues, Feb 5)
  • Ersula Knox-Odom (Tues, March 5)
  • Cynthia Barnett (Tues, April 23)

Past Speakers:

  • Rick Bragg
  • Rory Kennedy
  • Caroll Spinney
  • Alexandra Cousteau
  • James McLurkin
  • Trace Beaulieu & Frank Conniff
  • Sonia Manzano
  • Ellen Prager
  • Margot Carlson Delogne & Anthony Istrico
  • Tegan Griffith & Terrence Davenport from "American Creed"
  • Wayne Flynt & Nancy Anderson
  • Jeff Klinkenberg 

Programs begin at 7 p.m. ▪ Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
WSRE Jean & Paul Amos Performance Studio
Open to the Public ▪ Free Admission

Directions: WSRE is located on the Pensacola State College campus (building 23) at 1000 College Blvd. in Pensacola. The station sits at the corner of 12th Ave. and College Blvd. Parking for the Amos Studio is located at the west end of the station, off College Blvd. near the PSC Hartsell Arena and pool.

Jack E. Davis

Florida and the Gulf of Mexico: History, Wisdom, and Hope

February 5, 2019

Drawing from his Pulitzer Prize-winning book, The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea, author and University of Florida professor Jack Davis will talk about the role the Gulf of Mexico has played in the course of U.S. history. He is interested in the way people, from pre-Spanish natives to current shore-side residents, have organized their societies and individual lives around nature, how Gulf nature has been a positive force in human events, and how human activities have sometimes led to unintended consequences that have undermined the Gulf’s beneficence.