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First Coast Connect

10/29/15: Jim Love; Walk4Hearing 5K; Ritz Chamber Players; Festival d'Vine; Kerry Speckman

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Jacksonville City Councilman Jim Love joins us to discuss a variety of issues affecting the city, including the recent independent audit of the Jacksonville Police and Fire Pension Fund, the city's Human Rights Ordinance and more.

An estimated 48 million Americans have hearing loss, and it impacts them both personally and professionally. The upcoming Walk4Hearing 5K at Metropolitan Park will raise funds for the Hearing Loss Association of America, which works to support those living with hearing problems. We speak with Tom Logue and Laura Terrebone with the association's Jacksonville chapter.

The Ritz Chamber Players, featuring some of the nation's preeminent African American classical musicians and composers, open their concert season with a performance at the Jacksonville Main Library this week. Terrance Patterson, Executive and Artistic Director, joins us with a preview.

We speak with Lauren Hopkins, Exeuctive Director of Catholic Charities of Jacksonville, about the organization's 12th Annual Festival d'Vine event.

And contributor Kerry "The Specktator" Speckman stops by with a look at this weekend's biggest events around town. You can a full list of events on her website.

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