WSRE Public Square presents film screenings and personalities, who have achieved renown for their contributions to education, the arts, sciences or media, in the Jean & Paul Amos Performance Studio at Pensacola State College. Public Square events are open to the public. Admission is free!

Programs begin at 7pm ▪ Doors open at 6pm
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.


Town Hall: Addicted Florida

Hosted by WSRE and Ch. 3 News
7pm Thursday, Nov 7 | WSRE Amos Studio | Pensacola

The opioid crisis has affected many in our community. WSRE and WEAR’s Ch. 3 News have teamed up to host a 90-minute town hall event to help raise awareness about the opioid epidemic in Florida.

Ch. 3 News’ Sue Straughn will lead this community discussion with a panel of experts: Dennis Dawson, Drug Enforcement Administration; Jeff Gaddy, Levin Papantonio; Dr. Paul Glisson, Baptist Health Care; and Dustin Perry, Lakeview Center, Inc. WSRE’s Jeff Weeks and Ch. 3 News’ April Banks will facilitate questions from the studio audience members and viewers at home.

Program begins at 7pm; however, community agencies will be on hand in the WSRE Amos Studio with helpful information starting at 6pm.

This event will be broadcast as a live simulcast on WSRE, WFGX and NewsRadio 92.3 FM & 1620 AM. The program will also stream live at and via Facebook Live @weartv.

Thursday, November 7 at 7pm in WSRE Jean & Paul Amos Performance Studio
Doors open at 6pm. RSVP requested but not required.

Hershel “Woody” Williams

World War II Medal of Honor Recipient

7pm Wednesday, Dec 18 | WSRE Amos Studio | Pensacola

At age 96, Hershel “Woody” Williams is the sole surviving Marine from WWII to have received the Medal of Honor. President Harry S. Truman presented the medal, noting his “conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty.” Founder of the Hershel Woody Williams Medal of Honor Foundation, he will be in Pensacola to help facilitate the placement of a new Gold Star Families Memorial Monument at Veterans Memorial Park.

Wednesday, December 18 at 7pm in WSRE Jean & Paul Amos Performance Studio
Doors open at 6:30pm. RSVP requested but not required.

April 2019

Cynthia Barnett

Blue Revolution: A Water Ethic for Florida

March 2019

Ersula Knox Odom

Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Comes to Life

February 2019

Jack E. Davis

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

August 2018

Jeff Klinkenberg

“Books That Every Floridian Should Have on the Shelf”

May 2018

Wayne Flynt & Nancy Anderson

“Harper Lee—In Her Own Words”

February 2018

Tegan Griffith & Terrence Davenport

The new documentary film “American Creed” seeks to answer the question, “In a fractured nation, what ideals do we share in common?”

September 2017

Margot Carlson Delogne & Anthony Istrico

The 2 Sides Project, a nonprofit, was created in March 2015 to connect sons and daughters who lost fathers on opposite sides of the Vietnam War.

April 2017

Robert Putnam

Among his most notable publications are “Making Democracy Work” and “Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community.”

February 2017

Dr. Ellen Prager

Marine scientist and author, widely recognized for her expertise and ability to make science entertaining and understandable for people of all ages.

September 2016

Sonia Manzano

Sonia Manzano has affected millions of parents and children since 1971 when she joined the cast of Sesame Street.

May 2016

Trace Beaulieu & Frank Conniff

The authors and actors of the Peabody Award-winning series will speak about their creative journey with MST3K and its impact on the rise of social TV.

February 2016

Dr. James McLurkin

A leader in the field of robotics, McLurkin is an assistant professor at Rice University in the Department of Computer Science.

november 2015

Alexandra Cousteau

A National Geographic "emerging explorer," filmmaker and globally recognized advocate on water issues.

September 2015

Caroll Spinney

A puppeteer since he was eight years old, Caroll Spinney has been the man inside the bird from the beginning.

May 2015

Rory Kennedy

Academy Award-nominated and Emmy® Award-winning producer whose “Last Days in Vietnam” documentary, which premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.

February 2015

Rick Bragg

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and bestselling author.