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11/17/15: UN Climate Summit; First Coast Connect Book Club; Shelley Row; Giving Tuesday

 A potentially historic U.N. summit on climate change later this month in Paris, expected to draw President Barack Obama and other world leaders, will be scaled back due to security concerns following Friday's terror attacks that left 129 people dead across the French capital.

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls reportedly told local radio Monday morning that the conference will be "reduced to the negotiation" between countries' representatives, adding that "a lot of concerts and festivities will be canceled."

We discuss what could be expected out of the conference with Josh Gellers, assistant professor at UNF and research fellow at The Earth System Governance Project, the largest network of social scientists working on governance and global environmental change issues.

In this month's edition of the First Coast Connect Book Club, book blogger Stacey Goldring and WJCT resident movie lover David Luckin join us to look at some of the biggest films adapted from books in the year 1939.

Speaker and former senior executive and transportation engineer Shelley Row joins us with a preview of her talk on the UNF campus this week about why she believes the most effective leaders make decisions by gathering information while also trusting their intuition.

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. On Tuesday, December 1, 2015, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give. Catholic Charities of Jacksonville joined the #GivingTuesday movement last year and raised community support for putting compassion into action. We speak with Ruth Ann Hepler, Director of Development with Catholic Charities of Jacksonville.

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