Tar balls have begun washing up on the shores of Pensacola Beach in Florida’s Panhandle. Escambia County emergency managment officials are working with state officials to make sure Pensacola Beach and the outlying areas receive as much aid as possible. WUFT-FM’s Lynsey Saunders talked with Senior Producer for Florida Public Radio, Trimmel Gomes, about BP’s response to the oil reaching Florida’s shores.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/89Trimmel.mp3]
Approximately 1.6 million children in the United States live on the streets every night. Interface Youth Center is working in Gainesville to combat this problem and educate the public on the resources available to any child or family in trouble.