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04/15/15: St. Augustine 450th; Green One Spark Creators; 'Cooking Up Change'; WJCT's Relax Radio

Shannon LeDuke

St. Augustine will commemorate 450 years as the oldest continuously occupied European settlement in the United States this year. Anniversary planning has been an arduous process for St. Augustine City officials, and with only six months to go, there is still much to be done. The 450th has been the subject of many heated discussions, with many questioning the finances and the plans. We speak with Dana St. Claire, director of the St. Augustine 450th Commemoration, and Alexa Epitropoulos, reporter with the Jacksonville Business Journal.

In this week's Going Green segment, we look at some of the creators at last week's One Spark festival who were focused on sustainability and the environment. Sarah Boren, Executive Director of the U.S. Green Building Council North Florida, Annie Murphy, Co-Owner of Eco Relics, and Wyatt Sanders, CEO of InSite Energy, LLC, join us.

Local students from Frank Peterson Academy have won the national Cooking Up Change healthy cooking competition launched by the Healthy Schools Campaign. We speak with the winning team.

And WJCT CEO Michael Boylan and Electro Lounge host David Luckin join us to discuss the launch of WJCT's new HD radio station Relax Radio, WJCT HD3.

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