Perspectives: Chronic Disease Impact

Listen to our Deputy Director, Charlie Adams, talk about HIV/AIDS on Perspectives with Tom Flanigan here. They are joined by Candace DeMatteis, policy chief for the Florida Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease; Brenda Olsen, chief mission officer for the American Lung Association of the Southeast; and Dr. Nicole Bixler, president of the Florida Osteopathic Medical Association…

FDA May Lift Restrictions On Gay Blood Donations

WFSU • By ARYANNA DUHL • JUL 27, 2016 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration may be lifting regulations on blood donations from gay men. The move comes after pressure from activists in the wake of a mass shooting at an Orlando gay club and blood shortages that followed. Big Bend Cares Deputy Director Charlie…

Big Bend Cares Expansion Underway

TALLAHASSEE, FL (WTXL) — Work is now underway to expand a Tallahassee healthcare organization in the city’s Southside neighborhood. WTXL first reported about Big Bend Cares’ expansion plans last September. The organization is in the process of adding a 25,000-square foot facility across from its current location at Magnolia and Monroe streets. Deputy director Charlie…

Meet an Artopian: Becky Keaton

What is your favorite photography subject, and why? Not sure I can answer the question about my favorite subject to photograph because I love wildlife, people and nature in general. I photograph the dogs at the Wakulla Shelter in Crawfordville for the Facebook page in hopes that people will fall in love and go adopt…

Meet an Artopian: Heather Spurlock

How would you describe your artistic style? To describe my artistic style…well, I never stick to one thing for too long. I like to try a little bit of everything when it comes to art. I like to think of myself as a “free bird” in the art world. What influences you to incorporate buttons…

Meet an Artopian: Ty Fowler

What do you love about photography? I love photography because it is cool to be able to freeze moments in time that you would not be able to freeze without a camera. Who is your favorite musician? Journey If you could have a super power, what would it be? The power of flight What is…

Meet an Artopian: Todd Szuch

Why do you create art? When I have an idea or vision I feel passionate about, there’s this strong desire to see it expressed in a physical way. In doing so, I’m able to share my perspective with other people and connect with them through art. What do you wish to convey through your work?…

Meet an Artopian: Thadd Swerdzewski

Who is your biggest inspiration in art? Salvador Dali, Charles Schultz, and Sandy Proctor. Will the Beatles be getting back together? No, unless you’re talking about the bugs. What do you love about creating? The ability to tap into the emotions of others and the unique visual way to communicate. Does the band Nickelback bother…

Meet an Artopian: Dewayne Cosby

Why did you start painting? I started painting/drawing any a early age. I didn’t have a lot of friends in school, so I found ways to entertain myself to keep me occupied. I had no idea that it would become a outlet for me to express myself and to be noticed a little bit more…