12/13/2018: The Changing Face of Jacksonville; Dangerous Toys; 'A Christmas Story'

Dec 13, 2018

 

Jacksonville is in the midst of a demographic shift, which is putting it on pace to become a minority-majority city, according to our Florida Times-Union news partner.

Jacksonville and Columbus, Ohio are the largest American cities that are still majority white, according to the T-U. But that is about to change.

So what’s that mean for Duval County? Charles Griggs, WJCT contributor and board member and Mario Decunto, past chairman of Mayor Lenny Curry's Hispanic American Advisory Board joined us on First Coast Connect Thursday to share their thoughts.

Wayne Hogan demos some of the toys on the list for Melissa Ross
Credit Heather Schatz for WJCT

‘10 Worst Toys of 2018’

Attorney Wayne Hogan of the Terrell Hogan law  firm told us about the toys you don’t want to put under your tree for your children - the ‘10 Worst Toys of 2018.

‘A Christmas Story’ Live in Ponte Vedra Beach

"A Christmas Story" is coming to the Ponte Vedra Beach Concert Hall on December 14 and 15.  Director Ian Mairs with the Apex Theater Studio joined us - along with one of the production’s young stars - with a preview of the live, full-length comedy based on the beloved film.

Jagsbys Jazz Brunch

WJCT’s Taste Test host Damien Lamar and facilities manager Holly Manuel stopped by to tell us how you can support the Jaguars and get all jazzed up, too - at Jagsbys Jazz Brunch - here in our building this Sunday.

Enjoy live music by Jaguars Jazz featuring Tracy Morris and an eclectic brunch menu curated by Celebrity Chef Cartel on December 16, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Quench your pregame thirst with the mimosa fountain or select your own libations at the cash bar. Tickets are available on 904tix.

Weekend Entertainment

There’s lots happening across the First Coast this weekend, including Kenny G. and Chris Isaak at the Florida Theatre. Kerry Speckman of the The Spektator stopped by to give us the scoop.

Heather Schatz can be reached at hschatz@wjct.org, 904-358-6334 or on Twitter at @heatherschatz.