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Wetherell's "Issues in Education" TV program focuses on brain drain; available online

With Florida's budget difficulties forcing serious cuts at Florida State University, President T.K. Wetherell talks with two veteran professors who are planning to leave FSU for universities outside of Florida.

Howard Goldstein, associate dean in the College of Communication, and Charles Figley, professor in the College of Social Work and director of the FSU Traumatology Institute, talk about why they don't want to leave Florida State but feel the funding crunch is forcing them to go elsewhere.

The discussion looks at the kind of budget concerns they deal with on a daily and yearly basis, the impact of the governance issue, and what the funding situation is like at other universities across the country. President Wetherell also discusses his hopes and concerns for this legislative session as well as the potential impact on students, faculty and the state's economy.

This program and earlier "Issues in Education" shows can be viewed online at

"Issues in Education" airs the first Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. on WFSU-TV in Tallahassee and 6:30 p.m. on WFSG-TV in Panama City. An encore presentation is aired the Sunday following the premiere on WFSU-TV at noon, WFSG-TV at 11 a.m.

The program also airs throughout the month on 4fsu (Comcast Channel 4 in Leon, Gadsden, and Wakulla counties) on Wednesdays at 10:00 p.m., Fridays at 6:00 p.m., and Sundays at 7:00 p.m.