Listen to The Break Room
Whether working in an office cubicle, on a factory floor or along the aisles of a retail store, time spent in the break room is usually a quiet time, away from pressure, away from work routines and often a place where co-workers can converse in a relaxed environment. That’s the idea behind the WFCF/Flagler College Radio Opens in New Window program, The Break Room (TBR).
Hosted by Communications Manager Melissa Wissel, the 15-minute weekly program offers a behind-the-scenes look at the day-to-day operations of city government through conversations with city employees who do the work every day. TBR airs every Wednesday at 5:00pm, Thursday at 12:00pm, and Saturday at 8:00am.
|July 2020 |
|Wed. July 8|
Thurs. July 9
Sat. July 11
|Olivia Smith, Recycling Coordinator||Rethinking Recycling: You may know what can or cannot be recycled; but, do you know why?|
|Wed. June 31|
Thurs July 1
Sat. July 4
|Pat McCaulley, SAPD Commander of the Patrol Division||Status of Key Issues: Body cameras, response to resistance policy, and accreditation application status.|
|Wed. June 24|
Thurs. June 25
Sat. June 27
|Jenny Wolfe, Historic Preservation Officer||Historic Preservation during Relocation: How the City plans to safely move the Confederate memorial|
|Wed. June 17|
Thurs. June 18
Sat. June 20
|Olivia Smith, Recycling Coordinator||Celebrating Waste and Recycling Workers Week: The roles and responsibilities of municipal solid waste crews, recycling rules, and the impact of special events.|
|Wed. June 10|
Thurs. June 11
Sat. June 13
|Carlos Aviles, Fire Chief, and Linda Stoughton, St. Johns County Emergency Management Director||Keeping St. Augustine Safe: What combating COVID-19 and this year’s hurricane season will look like.|
|Wed. June 3|
Thurs. June 4
Sat. June 6
|Carlos Aviles, Fire Chief||2020 Hurricane Season: This year’s hurricane preparedness, response, and recovery plans|
|Wed. May 27|
Thurs. May 28
Sat. May 30
|Jim Piggott, General Services Director||Safety First: Plans for reopening the Galimore Community Pool and the Visitor’s Information Center (VIC)|
|Wed. May 20|
Thurs. May 21
Sat. May 23
|Public Works Director Reuben Franklin and Utilities Director Todd Grant||National Public Works Week: How the Public Works and Utilities Departments keep the City’s rhythm in motion|
|Wed. May 13|
Thurs. May 15
Sat. May 16
|Jenny Wolfe, Historic Preservation Officer||May is Historic Preservation Month: Upcoming grants and projects, plus tips to celebrate this special month.|
|Wed. May 6|
Thurs. May 7
Sat. May 9
|Danny Hodges, Wastewater Collection Supervisor||When you flush your toilet, where does it go? There is a lot more to ’down the drain’ than meets the eye.|
|April 2020 |
|Wed. April 29 |
Thurs. April 30
Sat. May 2
|Stephen Slaughter, Engineering Manager|
When Science and Engineering Meet: Did you know that being an engineer for the City goes well beyond construction projects?
|Wed. April 22|
Thurs. April 23
Sat. April 25
|Cori Niles, Customer Service Coordinator|
Customer Service during COVID-19: How COVID-19 has impacted the customer service department, including setting up the Kinsa Thermometer Project phone lines.
|Wed. April 15|
Thurs. April 16
Sat. April 18
|Carlos Aviles, Fire Chief|
Coronavirus v. Hurricane: How is the Fire Department responding and adapting to impacts of COVID-19 and how is it different (or similiar) to preparing for hurricane season?
|Wed. April 8|
Thurs. April 9
Sat. April 11
|Tracy Upchurch, Mayor|
Reflections as Mayor of the Nation’s Oldest City: Then and Now: Since 1998, much has changed, but much has stayed the same. How are things different now?
|Wed. April 1|
Thurs. April 2
Sat. April 4
|John Regan, City Manager|
UPDATE from the City Manager: What the city is doing and the positive impact of our community’s compliance with social distancing.
|Wed. March 25|
Thurs. March 26
Sat. March 28
|Marcus Pinson, Utility Plant Engineer|
Coronavirus (COVID-19): The other side of the story - what utilities departments do to help the community in a crisis like this.
|Wed. March 11|
Thurs. March 12
Sat. March 14
|Shelley Clayton, Permits Coordinator|
Building Permits Go Online: Learn about the Planning and Building Department and the new online process for submitting building permits.
|Wed. March 4|
Thurs. March 5
Sat. March 7
|Andrea White, City Archaeologist|
March is Archaeology Month: Hear about current projects and the upcoming Open House events scheduled at the end of March.
|Wed. February 26|
Thurs. February 27
Sat. February 29
|Kim Mayo, Event and Venue Coordinator|
Spring festivals and free shuttle: Everything you need to know about the upcoming festival season and the parking shuttle; also, how to apply for an event permit.
|Wed. February 19|
Thurs. February 20
Sat. February 22
|Sam Adukiewicz, Harbormaster|
Full-service Marina and more: Transient boaters and community benefits from services offered at the city marina
|Wed. February 12|
Thurs. February 13
Sat. February 15
|Vicky Oakes, Supervisor of Elections|
Upcoming Special Election: Register to vote, know where to vote, and more.
|Wed. February 5|
Thurs. February 6
Sat. February 8
|Isabelle Lopez, City Attorney|
City Charter and upcoming City Special Election: Updates and what’s on the ballot that registered voters should know about.
|Wed. January 29|
Thurs. January 30
Sat. February 1
|Darlene Galambos, City Clerk|
The keeper of our past: Continuing the conversation about Sunshine Law, civic boards and the need for upcoming City Commission workshops.
|Wed. January 22|
Thurs. January 23
Sat. January 25
|Mike Cullum, Chief Resilience Officer|
Resiliency is a work in progress: An update on current projects, including Fish Island, Coquina Park, and Lake Maria Sanchez.
|Wed. January 15|
Thurs. January 16
Sat. January 18
|John Cary, Assistant City Attorney|
Who needs a lawyer?: What are the roles and responsibilities of the city attorney? What is a Sunshine Law?
|Wed. January 8|
Thurs. January 9
Sat. January 11
|Mark Hartley, Streets and Grounds Manager|
Nights of Lights, Arbor Day, and Coquina Park: What it takes to keep our city green, clean and beautiful throughout the year.
|Wed. January 1|
Thurs. January 2
Sat. January 4
|Todd Grant, Utility Director|
Sustainable St. Augustine: What is "sustainability" and what does it mean for the City?
|Wed. December 25|
Thurs. December 26
Sat. December 28
|Glabra Skipp, Environmental Program Coordinator|
Go Green, St. Augustine: Environmental initiatives, including the upcoming used oil and electronics recycling event, keep us on the front lines of being environmentally aware.
|Wed. December 18|
Thurs. December 19
Sat. December 21
|Abby Pedigo, Fire Safety Inspector|
Put a Freeze on Winter Fires: Reminders for staying safe while you’re cooking, keeping warm, and celebrating the holidays.
|Wed. December 11|
Thurs. December 12
Sat. December 14
|Jenny Wolfe, Historic Preservation Officer|
Preservation Funding & Grants: Historic Preservation is more than fixing a roof or repairing a crack.
|Wed. December 4|
Thurs. December 5
Sat. December 7
|Reuben Franklin, Public Works Director|
Public Works and Mobility Update: With the recent re-organization, what does it mean for the Public Works Department and the future of Mobility?
|Wed. November 27|
Thurs. November 28
Sat. November 30
|Steve Curmode, Wastewater Treatment Plant Supervisor|
Fats, Oils, and Grease: What to do with all that leftover oil from holiday cooking.
|Wed. November 20|
Thurs. November 21
Sat. November 23
|Xavier "X" Pellicer, Mobility Coordinator|
Free Park & Ride Shuttle Returns: Ride the shuttle downtown and join us for the Light-Up! Night kick-off celebration for Nights of Lights.
|Wed. November 13|
Sat. November 16
|Paul Williamson, Public Affairs Director|
The changes in providing public information: After over ten years as host of The Break Room, Paul Williamson sits on the other side of the microphone and reflects on 19+ years of service to the Nation’s Oldest City.
|Wed. November 6|
Sat. November 9
|Mike Cullum, Chief Resilience Officer|
The changing roles in Public Works : A look at the importance of having a staff member dedicated to addressing the concerns of sea level rise for our city.
|Wed. October 30|
Sat. November 2
|Sharon Langford, Visitor Services Manager|
Jolinda LeVeck, Administrative Coordinator
A look back over the years: After 30 years of service each to the city, Sharon and Jolinda reflect on the changes as well as on the things that still remain the same in The Nation’s Oldest City.
|Wed. October 23|
Sat. October 26
|Melissa Wissel, Public Information Coordinator|
Opens in New Window There’s a new website in town: The new website launched about one month ago - listen here to learn about some of the new features and what makes this site different from the previous.
|Wed. October 16 |
Sat. October 19
|Kim Mayo, Event and Venue Coordinator||Nights of Lights Opens in New Window : Light-Up! Night is November 23. Listen for more information.|
Wed. October 9
Mike Cullum, Public Works Director
Wed. October 2
Abby Pedigo, Fire Safety Inspector, Firefighter
Opens in New Window Fire Prevention Month 2019 Theme Opens in New Window : Not every hero wears a cape. Plan and practice your escape!
Wed. September 25
Jessica Beach, Stormwater Engineer
Stormwater and surge Opens in New Window : Lessons learned from Dorian, the effectiveness of recent steps in improved stormwater management, and a sneak peek at the upcoming Lake Maria Sanchez project.
Wed. September 18
What does it mean? Opens in New Window What is a historic preservation district? What is the meaning of "adaptive reuse?" Answers to these questins and more.
Wed. September 11
Uncovering St. Augustine Opens in New Window : Details about the recent dig at 9 Aviles St. and more about the work of the Archeology Division.
Wed. September 4
Due to Hurricane Dorian, we did not broadcast.