12/6/18: Seismic Testing; Art Attack; St. Augustine Makers Fest

Dec 6, 2018


Seismic Testing

States and local governments up the Eastern Seaboard are mobilizing after the Trump administration last week cleared the way for seismic blasting off the coastline. It would be the first time the technique to search for oil would be used off the Atlantic coast in more than three decades.

The approval of wildlife permits by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will now allow five companies to proceed with requests to use air guns to search the sea floor, all the way from Florida’s Space Coast up to New Jersey.

Guest Erin Handy is the field campaigns manager for anti-testing group Oceana’s Southeast region and joined us.

Art Attack

Is Jacksonville’s maturing arts and culture scene keeping more young people in the city? Or, are too many still leaving for bigger metros?

Our panelists were:

  • Arts Advocate Shawana Brooks
  • Toni Smailagic, photographer and owner of Cre8Jax
  • GeeXella, performer, DJ and educator

St. Augustine Makers Fest

The third-annual St. Augustine Makers Fest will be held Sunday, December 9, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the St Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340C A1A South, St. Augustine, Florida.  

Carolyn Karger, Kate Gardiner and Stephanie Massey joined us with a preview.

Advance registration for the workshops and photo mini-sessions is recommended, as spots are limited and will fill up quickly. To register, go to www.staugustinemakersfest.org/workshops. The cost of workshops and photo mini-sessions includes admission to the event.

Sponsored in part by Friends of the St Augustine Amphitheatre, the St Augustine Makers Fest™ serves as the principal fundraiser for the St. Augustine Public Montessori School, a 501c3 non-profit and St. Johns County Public charter school.

Admission is $5 per adult, free for kids up to age 17.  Tickets will be available for purchase at the event.

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