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03/26/15: Year Of The River; Author Jason Peter; Floirda Ballet; Kerry Speckman

The Year of the River is the theme behind this year's Cultural Fusion collaborative bringing together over 50 institutions to raise awareness of the St. Johns River as the “cultural current” of the city. We speak with Jeff Smith, Cultural Fusion Administrator, Hope McNath, Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens Director, Lisa Rinaman, St. Johns Riverkeeper, and studio artist Sarah Crooks Flaire.

Author Jason Peter joins us to discuss his memoir "King of the Underground" about his career in the NFL, his descent into drug addiction and his recovery. He is speaking at several FSCJ campuses today part of the school's Author Series.

We get a preview of the "Bravo: A Savory Experience for the Sense" fundraiser to benefit the Florida Ballet from Ballet Vice President Leila LeVan.

And Kerry "The Specktator" Speckman joins us with a look at events happening around town this weekend.

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Sean Birch joined the WJCT team in late 2011 and was with the company until 2016.