David Gilkey is a staff photographer and video editor for NPR, covering both national and international news. He has produced award-winning photo essays, videos and multimedia presentations for NPR.org, as well as radio reports for NPR.

As one of the first unilateral journalists to move into Afghanistan and the first to cross the border into Iraq while embedded with the U.S. Army, Gilkey has covered the war on terrorism since the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. In that time, he has made numerous trips back to both countries most recently covering U.S. operations in southern Afghanistan.

Podcasts
7:00 am
Fri November 15, 2013

FIT's Evans Library Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Federal Depository Library

As a member of the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP), the Evans Library is dedicated to making information from and about the federal government available and understandable to all citizens of Brevard County.

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Podcasts
7:00 am
Thu November 14, 2013

Family Learning Program

Florida Tech's Family Learning Program provides no cost treatment services for child sexual abuse victims and their families.  Group therapy is based upon the age and developmental level of the victim, siblings, and caregivers and the following groups are offered:  young children, pre-teen, teen, siblings, and Non-offending Caregiver (NOC).

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Station Announcement
4:05 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

WFIT 89.5 FM Presents Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion In Concert

WFIT 89.5 FM proudly presents Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion in concert Thursday, December 12. Sponsored by Craig Technologies, the concert takes place from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Florida Discount Music's Open Mike's.

Both Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion come from interesting artistic backgrounds. Sarah Lee Guthrie is the granddaughter of Woody Guthrie, while Johnny Irion is the grand-nephew of author John Steinbeck. Since marrying in 1999, Guthrie and Irion have released five albums together, including this year's Wassaic Way.

Our concert is almost sold out.  A few tickets are still available at Florida Discount Music.  WFIT looks forward to an enjoyable evening with Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion. We hope to see you there! For more information, please call WFIT 89.5 FM at 321-674-8950.

Podcasts
3:58 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

Recycle Brevard - A Day of Sustainability

The 3rd Annual Recycle Brevard Festival, which this year is part of A Day of  Sustainability and was created in partnership with Parks & Recreation and our local Reusable Resources Adventure Center.
 

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Eric Deggans is NPR's first full-time TV critic.

Deggans came to NPR in 2013 from the Tampa Bay Times, where he served a TV/Media Critic and in other roles for nearly 20 years. A journalist for more than 20 years, he is also the author of Race-Baiter: How the Media Wields Dangerous Words to Divide a Nation, a look at how prejudice, racism and sexism fuels some elements of modern media, published in October 2012, by Palgrave Macmillan.

Casey Miner is an audio producer and senior editor for KALW’s award-winning news, arts, and culture program Crosscurrents. She’s contributed work to NPR, Marketplace, Mother Jones, The Takeaway, Transportation Nation and PopUp Magazine. If you like rollover fires, fermenting cabbage, and/or taxidermy-in-progress, she suggests you also check out The Field Trip Podcast. Casey is a graduate of the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism and enjoys talking with people at length about what exactly they do all day. 

 

 

Station Announcement
11:12 pm
Mon November 11, 2013

How You Can Help Typhoon Haiyan Survivors

The deadly super Typhoon Haiyan has devastated the Philippines. Millions of residents have been displaced due to 170 mph winds, mudslides, flash floods and destroyed homes.

Survivors are in desperate need of clean drinking water and food. Communications, electricity and water supplies are all down.

You can help by donating to one of these international aid organizations:

American Red Cross

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Greg Smith is the composer of four of NPR's most distinctive themes: Talk of the Nation, Day to Day, The Motley Fool Radio Show and Weekend Edition Sunday's "Voices in the News" theme. Aside from his musical contributions to NPR, he spent many years toiling in the trenches at the network. Greg started at NPR as a production assistant for Morning Edition in 1980 and over the next 20 years produced and/or edited many of the network's news programs, leaving the NPR's full-time staff in 1999 as senior editor of Weekend Edition Sunday.

Karen Feagins joined WJCT in 2005, and has worked in many different roles at the station in both radio and television. Her love of journalism and storytelling began in the 4th grade when she was named editor of the newspaper at her elementary school in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. Karen attended the University of Missouri to study Broadcast Journalism, and spent several years as a commercial television news reporter before finding her home in public broadcasting. She is now news director and head of radio programming WJCT, and assists with the production of "First Coast Connect."

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