Estimated reading time: 2 minutes After two weeks of college football there are lots of questions about Florida State football. Curt Weiler of the Tallahassee Democrat joins us on ACC Nation Podcast to provide some answers and insight into the program. We start with an amazing effort against Notre Dame. Stumble through Jacksonville State. Then look ahead at what games on the schedule that hold promise. For fans questioning Mike Norvell and what he brings to the program here's a taste of sanity that might help deliver a clearer picture than what you've been seeing on some Message Boards. Jim and Will get some lowdown on injuries, poor choices and take a look into the proverbial crystal ball with Weiler to see what lays ahead for Florida State football. Listen 24/7 To ACC Nation Radio. At Home, On The Road Or At Work. Is this a better program than what was in place before it? Weiler thinks it is and that Norvell brings some promising recruits and transfers to the the table. He also thinks the program can't afford anymore losses of a nature like that against Jacksonville State which will upset the recruiting apple cart. It's a tricky balancing act. DONATE Florida State Football A win against Wake Forest is almost a must this week as the majority of the schedule will be challenging. Can the Noles make it to a bowl this year? What about realignment, going to the SEC and the Alliance? Weiler share some interesting thoughts and background for perspective. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast, listen to ACC Nation Radio or subscribe to our YouTube channel to watch the show. https://youtu.be/FfG16UhqeLo
Estimated reading time: 2 minutes Aside from a few glimmers of hope the debut of ACC football was a weak one. Among the disappointments there were also some positives. In fact, more than imagined. Yes, there were a couple of performances that shattered the illusions (delusions?) of some fan bases. Jim and Will gladly share their thoughts on the opening round of college football across the conference. There's the need for multiple Missouri moments moving forward as everyone takes stock of their team's efforts. Several wins and losses are quite as clear as imagined. As for the positive takes, we've got a lot and we have one rule of thumb to go by following week one. It's only one game. We'll know who these teams are in a few more weeks so have some patience. In addition to football we run down some of the latest sports news for soccer, field hockey, cross country and tennis. We'll have the latest polls for each of these sports elsewhere on this site. DONATE Weak One Coming up on the next ACC Nation Podcast our special guest is Curt Weiler of the Tallahassee Democrat. We'll dig into what Mike Norvell has going on at Florida State after a great debut against Notre Dame. Can they keep that momentum going? A big challenge awaits in week three as the Noles travel to Wake Forest. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast, listen to ACC Nation Radio or subscribe to our YouTube channel to watch the show. https://youtu.be/Ge3x8BSAejE
The animals are on this Tuesday after Labor Day giving their reaction to the Hawaii vs. Portland State game and looking a little ahead to Oregon State. Former Hawaii football player RJ Hollis joins the show to give his take on the Rainbow Warriors' performance on Saturday. Then, Tom VanHaaren from ESPN talks about all the headlines, including one McKenzie Milton who should be comeback player of the year in all aspects. Curtis Weiler from the Tallahassee Democrat also talks about Milton, his journey, and the hype surrounding the former Mililani quarterback. And Oscar Aparicio from the Better Rivals 49ers podcast talks about San Francisco and what they're doing to prepare for the season with Jimmy Garoppolo at the helm and not third-pick Trey Lance.
This week on the Sean Pittman Show we have special guest Reggie Garcia, Attorney at Law. Reggie is an expert in clemency and parole cases according to the Tallahassee Democrat and is both an experienced lawyer and author of two books: Second Chances and How to Leave Prison Early. In today's episode, listen to Reggie talk about the important issue of clemency that is facing our beloved state of Florida. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-sean-pittman-podcast/support
Florida State is willing to flirt with other conferences. That's the message outgoing FSU president John Thrasher delivered during a recent interview with the Tallahassee Democrat. Should the SEC swipe right on the Seminoles? Stay connected on Twitter with Blake (@btoppmeyer) and John (@JohnAdamsKNS) and stay up to date on SEC football news by subscribing to KnoxNews: knoxnews.com/subscribe
Greg looks at the landscape of the top ACC teams with Antwan Staley of the Tallahassee Democrat before recapping the weekend's college basketball news and notes. Podcast Highlights 6:15-Interview With Antwan Staley 23:15-Recap of the weekend's college basketball news & notes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sean Stires talks four “Ifs” for the Notre Dame football team , if they are to win a championship in 2021. He’s joined by Florida State insider Curt Weiler of the Tallahassee Democrat, and WNDU’s Bobby Hensley
Donno kicks off today's show talking about movies being released in theaters again and what does this mean for streaming services who have been releasing their new movies straight to streaming. In the next segment Antwan Staley, FSU Beat Reporter for the Tallahassee Democrat, joins the show for lots of football talk! The guys talk about what is going on Jacksonville with Tim Tebow suiting up for them at tight end. Antwan also gives his takes on the Aaron Rodgers and Green Bay saga and shares whether he think he's going to stay with the Packers or get traded. Donno closes out the second hour of today's show answering a fan question on how much money is enough money to get if he got hit in the face by Mike Tyson.
Antwan Staley, FSU Beat Reporter for the Tallahassee Democrat, joins the Man of the Match for lots of football talk! The guys talk about what is going on Jacksonville with Tim Tebow suiting up for them at tight end. Antwan also gives his takes on the Aaron Rodgers and Green Bay saga and shares whether he think he's going to stay with the Packers or get traded.
Reggie Grant and Paco Fiallos Meet Reggie Grant and Paco Fiallos, the Just Be Cool guys. These two local educators and friends created the Just Be Cool campaign to promote inclusivity and positivity around the globe. But their extraordinary positive influence started long before. Since meeting when they were both teachers at Lincoln High School, they have played in a faculty band together and worked on several initiatives to support teachers and students. Constantly looking for new and creative ways to build community and lift up those around them, their efforts have been recognized near and far. Paco won the local "Amazing Teacher" award in December 2020 - which qualified him for the national award... and he won that too! Paco teaches IB English at Rickards High School, and Reggie is a Journalism professor at Tallahassee Community College. But even though they're now at different schools, their friendship is rock solid and they motivate each other to make the world around them a better place. Join us for this inspirational and hopeful chat with two local residents who work to create positive community connections on a daily basis. More on Just Be Cool: Just Be Cool website Tallahassee Democrat announces Paco's "Amazing Teacher" award Tallahassee Magazine's story about former faculty band Just Be Cool on WFSU
Donno starts the second hour of today's show talking about Jimmy Butler looking completely overmatched against the Bucks and how he isn't getting any support. Donno shares his thoughts on Kawhi Leonard taking his talents to Miami if things go south with the Clippers this postseason. In the next segment, Antwan Staley, FSU Beat Reporter for the Tallahassee Democrat, joins the show to talk about the Miami Dolphins offseason. The guys talk about the jump not only the team can make but the leap Tua can make as the starting QB going forward. They also talk about the new look coaching staff and if it will pan out for Coach Flores. Later in the hour, Donno addresses the blowout loss last night the Miami Heat had against the Bucks and shares his thoughts on the Heat returning to Miami in the series and if they have a prayer to turn it around. Donno closes out the second hour of today's show explaining how if he can play through injury than trained professionals should play through worse since they make millions.
Antwan Staley, FSU Beat Reporter for the Tallahassee Democrat, joins the Man of the Match to talk about the Miami Dolphins offseason. The guys talk about the jump not only the team can make but the leap Tua can make as the starting QB going forward. They also talk about the new look coaching staff and if it will pan out for Coach Flores.
Antwan Staley, FSU Beat Reporter -Tallahassee Democrat, joins the Man of the Match to talk about the Miami Dolphins offseason and what is next for the team to get ready for the upcoming NFL season. Later in the segment, the guys get into some college football talk and how the University of Miami holds up to rest of the teams in the ACC and how Clemson will do now that Trevor Lawrence is in the NFL.
Greg chats with Antwan Staley of the Tallahassee Democrat about the transfer moves and hierarchy in both the ACC & American Athletic Conference before Greg recaps Saturday's college basketball news & notes. Podcast Highlights 6:02-Interview with Antwan Staley 18:37-Recap of Saturday's college basketball news and notes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Donno starts the second hour of today's show talking about the Star Wars movies and comparing popular sports figures in South Florida to the characters in the Star Wars franchise. In the next segment, Antwan Staley, Reporter for the Tallahassee Democrat, joins the show to talk about the NFL draft and if the Dolphins were winners or losers after they made their picks. Antwan talks about how the picks can not only help the team offensively and defensively but speed up the maturation of Tua by giving him pieces to work with. The guys also talk about the depth at certain positions for Miami which can lead to a new core to build around Tua. Donno closes out the second hour of today's show giving his takes on Tyler Herro's sophomore slump after an incredible playoff run in the Orlando bubble. Donno talks about what he think's is the career trajectory for Herro whether it is NBA All Star or a role player.
Antwan Staley, Reporter for the Tallahassee Democrat, joins the Man of the Match to talk about the NFL draft and if the Dolphins were winners or losers after they made their picks. Antwan talks about how the picks can not only help the team offensively and defensively but speed up the maturation of Tua by giving him pieces to work with. The guys also talk about the depth at certain positions for Miami which can lead to a new core to build around Tua.
The annual Tallahassee Town Hall brings together City and County Commissioners to discuss the hottest topics facing our community today. This is a replay of the April 2021 Town Hall presented by The Village Square in collaboration with WFSU, Leadership Tallahassee, the City of Tallahassee, Leon County, and the Tallahassee Democrat. Join us for this crossover episode from Village SquareCast to learn what our commissioners think about homelessness, poverty, crime, jobs, growth, vaccination access and plans for Covid relief funding. Thanks to these community organizations for making this event happen - and letting us air it on Let's Get Local Tallahassee: The Village Square WFSU Leadership Tallahassee City of Tallahassee Leon County Tallahassee Democrat This is a crossover episode from Village SquareCast.
The second hour of today's show has Donno sharing his thoughts on the Panthers' recent six game win streak and talks about how the Panthers hold up for the final stretch of the season leading into the playoffs. Donno gives his takes on Houston Astros manager, Dusty Baker, and his comments on fans not over the 2017 World Series scandal and if the punishment handed by MLB was appropriate for their actions. Later in the hour, Antwan Staley, Tallahassee Democrat, joins the Man of the Match for lots of football talk! Antwan gives insight on the Carolina Panthers trade with Sam Darnold and what's next for the team. The guys also talk about the quarterback depth in this year's draft and where Justin Fields rank among the other QBs in the draft. Donno closes out the second hour of today's show talking about the NFL draft and if the Atlanta Falcons draft Penei Sewell, that changes things for lots of teams and helps the Dolphins get their man.
Antwan Staley, Tallahassee Democrat, joins the Man of the Match for lots of football talk! Antwan gives insight on the Carolina Panthers trade with Sam Darnold and what's next for the team. The guys also talk about the quarterback depth in this year's draft and where Justin Fields rank among the other QBs in the draft.
Donno kicks off the second hour of today's show with updates on the Deshaun Watson sexual allegation lawsuits and there is more information coming out that can reveal Watson is up to disturbing behavior. In the next segment, Antwan Staley, Tallahassee Democrat, joins the Man of the Match for lots of Miami Dolphins talk! Antwan first gives his takes on the Will Fuller signing and how it can elevate Miami's offense. The guys also talk about the NFL Draft and the Fins possibly trading their #3 pick to draft Najee Harris with the #8 pick. Antwan also gives his picks on which players the Dolphins can draft with their multiple first round picks. Later in the hour, Donno talks about the Marlins getting a multi-year TV deal with Bally Sports Florida. Donno closes out the hour with this week's Wednesday Wisdom segment and explains the rules on when is the right and wrong time to wear jerseys.
Antwan Staley, Tallahassee Democrat, joins the Man of the Match for lots of Miami Dolphins talk! Antwan first gives his takes on the Will Fuller signing and how it can elevate Miami's offense. The guys also talk about the NFL Draft and the Fins possibly trading their #3 pick to draft Najee Harris with the #8 pick. Antwan also gives his picks on which players the Dolphins can draft with their multiple first round picks.
The Grove Museum inside the historic Call/Collins House is one of Tallahassee’s newest museums, and it’s changing how the city interprets its own history. Instead of focusing on the mansion house’s famous owners, including Florida Governor LeRoy Collins, Executive Director John Grandage oriented the museum around civil rights. Cleverly tracing how Collins’s thinking on race relations evolved, the museum uses the house and the land it sits on to tell the story of the forced removal of indigenous people from the area, the enslaved craftspeople who built the house, and the Tallahassee Bus Boycott. Grandage says the museum’s interpretive plan and focus on civil rights wouldn't have been possible without the work of Black Tallahassee institutions like John G. Riley House Museum created by Althemese Barnes or the Southeastern Regional Black Archives built from FAMU Professor James Eaton’s collection. In this episode recorded at the museum, Grandage describes how historic preservation has always been about what the dominant culture finds worth persevering, the museum’s genealogical role, and the white backlash to Collins’s moderate positions on civil rights. Topics and Notes 00:00 Intro 00:15 Ian at the 1992 Springtime Tallahassee Parade 00:55 White Supremacy in Tallahassee (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Tallahassee,_Florida#Black_history) 01:20 Smokey Hollow (https://www.museumarchipelago.com/85) 01:40 John Grandage 02:35 The Grove Museum (https://thegrovemuseum.com) 03:05 Developing the Interpretive Plan with a Focus on Slavery and Civil Rights 03:30 Governorship of LeRoy Collins (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LeRoy_Collins) 04:36 Tallahassee Bus Boycott (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tallahassee_bus_boycott) 06:08 Presenting the Narrative through Collins 06:50 White Backlash to Collins’s Moderate Position on Civil Rights 08:15 The Construction of the House by Enslaved Craftspeople (https://thegrovemuseum.com/learn/history/) 09:45 The Genealogical Role of the Museum 10:50 Forced Removal of Indigenous People in Tallahassee 12:25 How Tallahassee Interprets Its History 13:00 The John G. Riley House (https://www.museumarchipelago.com/85) 13:10 The Meek-Eaton Black Archives (https://www.museumarchipelago.com/86) 14:08 Outro | Join Club Archipelago
Sean Dietrich is a columnist, novelist, and podcast host, known for his commentary on life in the American South. His work has appeared in Newsweek, Southern Living, Garden and Gun, The Tallahassee Democrat, Good Grit, South Magazine, Alabama Living, the Birmingham News, Thom Magazine, The Mobile Press Register, and he has authored nine books, and is the creator of the Sean of the South Podcast. Sean talks about his new book Will the Circle Be Unbroken - A Memoir of Learning to Believe You're Gonna Be Ok We explore BBQ and all things south, how to live a life good even in the midst of sorrow and grief.
This week, JSpenceTheKing is joined by Tallahassee Democrat beat reporter Antwan Staley. They discuss the AFC East outlook, QB movement around the league, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This week, JSpenceTheKing is joined by Tallahassee Democrat beat reporter Antwan Staley. They discuss the AFC East outlook, QB movement around the league, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
We're bringing back our two favorite former Congressmen who served on opposite sides of the aisle and were repeatedly thwarted by a dysfunctional system when they (wait for it) tried to work across the aisle in Congress. A lot has happened since we chatted with them last time in 2018 — including their consideration of mounting bipartisan ticket for the presidency, and one of them leaving his political party — so we thought it was time to hang out again. Oh and they wrote a book together. A Divided Union delves deep into ten pressing political challenges that former US Representatives Patrick Murphy and David Jolly (serving on opposite sides of the aisle in Congress) have identified over their multiple terms in Congress and that continue to plague the American electorate today. In an introduction describing their unique paths to Congress, Murphy and Jolly focus in detail on key institutional barriers they faced in Washington in attempting to do the job voters elected them to do. They introduce us to geographic challenges, demographic change, a polarized media, gerrymandering, the role of money in politics, the structure of primary elections, and several other aspects of political life on Capitol Hill. Presented in partnership with Florida Humanities and Tallahassee Democrat, through the generous support of Florida Humanities.
Support Our Podcast Estimated reading time: 2 minutes Florida State beat writer for the Tallahassee Democrat, Curt Weiler joins us to talk about the success of Noles basketball and more. The Seminoles are on the rise in the latest men's basketball polls and are looking at the top seed in the ACC Tournament. In the latest Jerry Palm Bracketology from CBS Sports Florida State is a No. 3 seed replacing Virginia as the top conference team. Despite the challenges imposed by the pandemic and limited attendance by fans Florida State is creating excitement with this year's team. Reflecting on the contrast between Noles football and basketball. Is it too early early to say that Leonard Hamilton has built a dynasty? There's an asterisk here and Weiler explains what Florida State needs to do to lay claim to that label. Curt Weiler What does it take to get Florida State to make a similar (to football) investment in basketball, that next step?Florida State is one of the few ACC teams to have success against Virginia - Why?Who stepped up when MJ Walker was out against Pitt?Has Scottie Barnes lived up to the early 'hype'?The impact of seasoned players this yearThe Seniors - Who might take advantage of the NCAA 'extra year'?Players who are NBA talentHot bed for recruiting Want More ACC Football News? Want More ACC Sports News? What prompts Hamilton to play so many players?Working on the Big GuysTaking a look at the ACC stats - Two names pop up....then?What a team effort deliversWhat's the story with the Noles 3 point game?Looking at the NCAA Tournament - Will FSU deliver?Is this a Final Four team?How much longer will Leonard Hamilton stick around? Noles Football Adding McKenzie Milton at quarterback. Can he make an impact?Mike Norvell kills it on the recruiting trail. Will this be a young team or a very young team?Willie Taggart's pay-off. How does it impact the budget? Florida State Sports Women's Basketball, Beach Volleyball, SoftballSoccer, Volleyball, Women's TennisBaseball - How's Mike Martin, Jr doing? The Personal Side Atlanta Pro Baseball and FootballRestaurants you should check outMadison Social TallahasseeCollege TownThe Pit - Durham (when travelling) Never pass up Creme Brule or Key Lime Pie Our thanks to Curt Weiler of the Tallahassee Democrat for joining us. Follow Curt on Twitter @CurtMWeiler.
The second hour of today's Man of the Match starts off with Donno talking about the Canes football coaching staff. The team has three coaches on it's current staff that have experience coaching against Nick Saban when the were in coaching Auburn. Donno talks about if that experience can help the Canes when they play Alabama September 4. Later in the hour, Antwan Staley ,FSU Beat Reporter for Tallahassee Democrat, joins the Man of the Match to give his insight on some of the reports that have come out on the Carolina Panthers are now interested in Deshaun Watson. The guys also talk about college football and some Canes talk on how the roster is shaping up. Donno closes out the hour talking about how the Chiefs should be ashamed for not helping out for Andy Reid's son's mistake.
Antwan Staley ,FSU Beat Reporter for Tallahassee Democrat, joins the Man of the Match to give his insight on some of the reports that have come out on the Carolina Panthers are now interested in Deshaun Watson. The guys also talk about college football and some Canes talk on how the roster is shaping up.
Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare, the Tallahassee Democrat and The Village Square are proud to present a conversation about COVID-19 vaccines and the development of vaccines with nationally acclaimed members of the FDA’s Vaccine and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee. Join Skip Foster as he speaks with Dr. Paul Spearman, director of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and Dr. Geeta Swamy, Associate Vice President for Research, Duke University about vaccine development and safety.
The last hour of today's show is filled with a lot of Dolphins talk. Antwan Staley, from the Tallahassee Democrat, joins the show to talk about how the Dolphins can improve off a impressive season, what is next for Tua, and what they should do in the draft. Donno also talks about the College football National Championship and who is his pick for the game and what factors can play into his decision for the game.
Reporter for the Tallahassee Democrat, Antwan Staley, joins Donno on the show with tons of football talk! They talk about the Dolphins and if they would be willing to trade Tua for an established QB, what the Fins do in the draft and they dive into some college football talk with the National Championship and Ohio State's covid situation.
Are you confused about the changing COVID-19 information? As experts have learned more about the virus, recommendations and guidelines have evolved. Join former Tallahassee Democrat Publisher Skip Foster as he asks Dr. Andrea Friall and Dr. Dean Watson the questions you really need answered about this pandemic. Learn more about the current recommendations, how our community is faring and what a safe holiday season looks like. The program is brought to you by Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare, in partnership with the Tallahassee Democrat and The Village Square.
Hello, friends! Our season is nearing a close, and we’re wrapping it up talking about co-parenting.But first, let’s talk about Japan!The drink today was Mango Sake from local sushi joint Izzy. Very low alcohol content, tastes like fruit juice, fits the theme! And we drank it out of Carnival Cruiselines glasses.Brian claims the Americans invented hot sake, but Google shows that is definitely a lie. Do not listen to Brian for facts on Japan.Chryssy unveils a little secret about Japanese cuisine and how to get access to the freshest ingredients and most yummy stuff. You can learn a little more here - https://www.japan-talk.com/jt/new/omakaseThe second Japanese word the team is unable to say is gyotaku. It’s the Japanese art of fish rubbing and you can see some beautiful Tallahassee local examples here (or in the dining room at local restaurant Cypress) - https://aquatic-impressions.com/During Foreplay, we talk about Daniel Sloss’ comedy special called Jigsaw. It’s available on Netflix and definitely worth the watch. Here’s a link to an article Chryssy wrote for the local paper (Tallahassee Democrat) about Jigsaw. https://www.tallahassee.com/story/life/2019/07/06/comedy-strikes-sobering-note-relationships/1653292001/Finally, in the down and dirty, we talk a bit about co-parenting. We suggested we may grab you a link to one of the many, many, many, many available co-parenting articles out there, but we didn’t. You’ll have no trouble scoring one on your own.Until next time! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In part 2 of A Local Press, we expand the circle of wisdom and experience with Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Bob Sanchez and local nonprofit startup Tallahassee Reports' Steve Stewart. Plus former Tallahassee Democrat publisher Skip Foster and Miami Herald Tallahassee Bureau Chief Mary Ellen Klas stick around for Q & A. This program is facilitated by Jennifer Portman, Enterprise Editor for USA Today. No longer represented by local shoe leather reporting done by a journalist you knew and saw at town meetings, many American communities now only think of the media as distant strangers who can't be trusted. So the scarcity of hometown newspapers doesn't just make it so some communities are dark on local news, but it's actively feeding our lack of trust and the partisan divide at a national level. Add this together with the rise of multimedia conglomerates and partisan news sources and it's obvious why our problems in journalism are Big Wicked Problems, and time might be short to stop the most profound consequences that lie ahead. And if we lose our paper, just who can we blame but ourselves? Join us for a discussion offering insights into the current challenges facing the media industry and hear creatives ideas for keeping local journalism healthy and alive for the decades ahead.
Talking NFL Week 10 with Antwan Staley . Positives . Negatives . AFC Wild Card Race . NFC West Race . First to make AFC Championship: Tua, Herbert or Burrow? --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
In 1798 James Madison wrote of the press: "To the press alone, checkered as it is with abuses, the world is indebted for all the triumphs which have been gained by reason and humanity over error and oppression." In 2020, if Madison was correct then reason and humanity could be in for an even rougher ride, with hometown newspapers collapsing across the country. But to think of this threat to hometown journalism as being just a local story is to miss the bigger story. No longer represented by local shoe leather reporting done by a journalist you knew and saw at town meetings, many American communities now only think of the media as distant strangers who can't be trusted. So the scarcity of hometown newspapers doesn't just make it so some communities are dark on local news, but it's actively feeding our lack of trust and the partisan divide at a national level. Add this together with the rise of multimedia conglomerates and partisan news sources and it's obvious why our problems in journalism are Big Wicked Problems, and time might be short to stop the most profound consequences that lie ahead. And if we lose our paper, just who can we blame but ourselves? In keeping with our theme for the year - that it's in our hometown where we ultimately decide who we are to each other and (in this case) what we know about our government, our community and our neighbors. So we also talk specifically about how we keep our local journalism healthy and alive for the decades ahead. Our conversation begins with former Tallahassee Democrat publisher Skip Foster and Miami Herald Tallahassee Bureau Chief Mary Ellen Klas, both of whom have copious wisdom to share on our topic. Mary Ellen spent a year as a Harvard Niemen fellow studying the deep connectedness between the health of local journalism and the health of democracy. Read "Less Local News Means Less Democracy" here. In part 2 of this program, we expand the circle of wisdom and experience with Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Bob Sanchez and local nonprofit startup Tallahassee Reports' Steve Stewart. The program is facilitated by Jennifer Portman, Enterprise Editor for USA Today.
Antwan Staley from the Tallahassee Democrat joins the show to talk about the big college football matchups this week including UM vs NC State and Florida against Georgia. He also talks about the Dolphins vs Cardinals this Sunday and the Tua vs Kyler matchup.
The reason legendary Clemson sports information director Tim Bourret ended up at Clemson in the first place was because Al Adams got a wild idea to start a Clemson-themed newsletter. Adams, a Clemson grad, was working for Bob Bradley in the sports-information office when he stumbled on an idea. Why not capitalize on the growing fervor for Clemson football in the late 1970s by producing a weekly newspaper? Thus the Orange and White was born, and thus Bradley brought in a young Bourret from Notre Dame to replace Adams. Adams, who for years has been a fixture as the press-box PA announcer at Memorial Stadium, tells some great stories about the old days -- including when Danny Ford flipped out on him for reporting something he didn't want out during the 1980 season. Adams' sidekick at the Orange and White, Steve Ellis, went on to cover most of Bobby Bowden's tenure at Florida State for The Tallahassee Democrat newspaper.
In the second hour, Donno caps off the Thrillist Halloween Candy Power rankings. Donno gives his thoughts on the Justin Turner incident and who is to blame in that incident. We talk with Antwan Staley from the Tallahassee Democrat about Tua's debut against the Rams and some FSU/Miami talk. Donno and Tito give their thoughts on the Miami Hurricanes throughthe midpoint of the season.
Notre Dame gets back to action this weekend when the Florida State Seminoles travel to South Bend. Irish Breakdown football analyst Vince DeDario interviewed Curt Weiler of the Tallahassee Democrat about the Seminoles. There is a lot of great insight in this episode, and you'll learn a lot about the Seminoles, who are a dangerous team despite their record.
In this episode, host Dave Fiore speaks with Skip Foster, former publisher of the Tallahassee Democrat, popular weather hobbyist and creator of The Fanatical Middle news blog. He is a longtime journalist, husband and father of three who values respectful and nuanced discourse, which makes him a popular and trusted facilitator of important community discussions. The post Episode 19: Skip Foster appeared first on Fiore Communications | Content-Focused Marketing | Tallahassee.
Combining a passion for Florida State and in-depth knowledge of the program’s history, Wayne McGahee has established himself as one of the main authorities on FSU athletics. McGahee joins On The Bench in our Meet The Beat series to discuss his growth as a journalist, covering the chaos of this past year’s coaching search, some of the difficulties of covering a team for the local paper and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Few beat writers have needled the Florida State fan base quite like Safid Deen. The former beat writer from the Tallahassee Democrat (2014-2016) and the Orlando Sentinel (2016-2018) is a Florida graduate, so that played a role in the instigation. But Deen also closely covered some important stories during a transition time for the program, and also showed outside-the-box thinking in some of his feature writing. Deen joins On The Bench in our Meet The Beat series to explain his needling, his view on the end of the Fisher Era and more Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Five years after her ex-husband’s death Wendi Adelson takes the stand in the trial of his accused killers. What, if anything, did she know about his murder? Matthew Shaer speaks with Tallahassee Democrat reporter Karl Etters about the day in court. “Where the Enemy Sleeps” is performed by Scott Mackay featuring Lucette
Dan Markel’s murder trial begins in Tallahassee. The alleged hitman faces the death penalty, but where are the people the prosecution says hired him? And which side will prevail? Matthew Shaer speaks with Tallahassee Democrat reporter Karl Etters about the trial's opening statements, and what happens next. To get more updates on the trial and to listen to both seasons of Over My Dead Body, ad-free, subscribe to Wondery+ at www.wondery.com/plus“Where the Enemy Sleeps” is performed by Scott Mackay featuring Lucette.