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On First Coast Connect: The Media Roundtable

Today we were joined by our Media Roundtable:
John Burr, editor of the Jacksonville Business Journal;
Paul Pinkham, reporter for the Florida Times-Union;
And our own WJCT Senior Staff Reporter Kevin Meerschaert.

There’s been much discussion lately about the state of education in this country- how to improve it, how to reduce bullying in schools-
and also, how to make higher education more accessible and affordable. First Coast Connect contributor Mary Bridgman told us about these new problems.

For our weekend warrior segment, Dr. Lynn Norman of Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute is here with some ideas if you spend your weekends getting out and about, whether it’s boating, fishing, golfing or just plain old yardwork.

Sports contributor A.G. Gancarski of Folio Weekly joined us with his Football notes for this week.

Thanks for listening and if you missed any of today’s show, listen to our podcast at www.wjctondemand.org

Have a Happy and Safe Halloween!
And
Have a Great Weekend!

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Gulf Coast Live: Arts Edition – Too Hot to Handle?! A Political Issues Show

The Lee County Alliance of the Arts shows works expressing political views, economic uncertainties and environmental qualms, through art. This is a juried show of sculpture, paintings, photography, prints and drawings. The judge is one of our guests – Pat Collins is an area artist who generated an early interest in political art. We’re also joined by artists David Hatchett, Ray Hernandez and Stephen Hayford as well as Edison College humanities professor Wendy Chase.

The show will be live at Noon on 90.1 FM
Call in: 1-877-428-8255
Email:  gulfcoastlive@wgcu.org

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Gulf Coast Live: Amendments 5, 6, 8

With the General election less than a week away, our Your Voice coverage of Florida’s changing constitution continues with a look at some of the amendment proposals voters will see on their ballots. We’ll take an in depth look, with supporters and opponents of Amendments 5 and 6 regarding the redistricting of Florida legislative and congressional districts. We’ll also weigh the pros and cons of Amendment 8 which concerns class sizes in Florida’s public schools.

The show will be live at Noon on 90.1 FM
Call in: 1-877-428-8255
Email:  gulfcoastlive@wgcu.org

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Gulf Coast Live: Amendments 1 & 4

With the General election less than a week away, our Your Voice coverage of Florida’s changing constitution continues with a look at some of the amendment proposals voters will see on their ballots. We’ll take an in depth look, with supporters and opponents of Amendments 5 and 6 regarding the redistricting of Florida legislative and congressional districts. We’ll also weigh the pros and cons of Amendment 8 which concerns class sizes in Florida’s public schools.

The show will be live at Noon on 90.1 FM
Call in: 1-877-428-8255
Email:  gulfcoastlive@wgcu.org

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Gulf Coast Live: Changing Florida’s Constitution & Amendment 2

We’re kicking off our next Your Voice series – this time focusing on the proposed amendments to Florida’s constitution that will be put before voters on November 2nd.  We’re joined by FGCU political science professor Peter Bergerson for a look at exactly how Florida’s constitution is amended.  Andwe’ll talk about Amendment 2 – which would provide an additional homestead exemption for members of the U-S military.

The show will be live at Noon on 90.1 FM
Call in: 1-877-428-8255
Email:  gulfcoastlive@wgcu.org

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Media Rountable

We finished off the week with our Friday media rountable:
NPR fires contributor Juan Williams, causing a national media flap;
Alex Sink and Rick Scott go head to head in a gubernatorial debate; And the battle lines are drawn on Amendment 4, as the clock ticks down toward Election day. We were joined by:

John Burr, editor of the Jacksonville Business Journal;

Abel Harding, columnist for the Florida Times-Union;

Anne Schindler, editor of Folio Weekly

Morning Edition host Steve Brown from WJCT

-A Human Trafficking Awareness Event is taking place later today at UNF, coordinated by the campus Amnesty International chapter and Transitions Global-
Around the world, 27 million people are living in modern day slavery. And 300 to 500,000 thousand of them are right here in the U.S. Human trafficking is a $32 billion dollar criminal industry, and is a growing concern here in Northeast Florida.
We were joined by:

James Pond, Executive director of Transitions Global, which works with human trafficking survivors;

And Shray Night and Leah- both survivors of human trafficking in Cambodia.

The discussion forum will feature two Cambodian guest speakers, who were victims of human trafficking. Human trafficking is considered to be modern-day slavery and is the second most profitable criminal industry in the world. Raise your awareness through this presentation and meet with sponsoring organizations to learn how to help counteract this crime.
For more information about this event, e-mail amnesty.jax@gmail.com.

– Well are you a weekend warrior? If you spend your weekends getting out and enjoying sports and recreation opportunities across the First Coast- we’ve got an idea for you. It’s this area’s first annual Kickball Tournament. We were joined by:

Elyse Card, Business Manager for the Cathedral Arts Project was here with details.

Cathedral Arts Project’s First Annual Kickball Tournament will be held Saturday November 6th, 2010 beginning at 12:00pm. We will be playing at Carver Park located at 738 4th Avenue South, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250. Your registration fee of $20 covers the cost of the tournament, t-shirt, and complimentary raffle ticket for post-game prizes.

-The Jaguars choke on national TV against the Titans in an embarrassing Monday Night Football shutout. So how to regain momentum and enthusiasm- We were joined by:

Sports contributor A.G. Gancarski of Folio Weekly

-If you missed any portion of today’s program check out our podcasts at www.wjctondemand.org or listen to the replay of this program tonight at 8 pm on WJCT Arts.

Gulf Coast Live: Arts Edition – Peggy Fleming / Bonnie and Clyde

We speak with 1968 Olympic gold medalist Peggy Fleming. She’ll be at the Art of the Olympians in Fort Myers at the end of the month to premiere a new documentary she narrates on the passion, experiences and inspirations of Olympians. Plus the Asolo Repertory Theater readies “Bonnie and Clyde” – a new musical from the composer of Jekyll and Hyde, on how a troubled Texas teen and a love-sick waitress became America’s most infamous couple.


The show will be live at Noon on 90.1 FM
Call in: 1-877-428-8255
Email:  gulfcoastlive@wgcu.org

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