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02/10/16: Audrey Moran; Environmental Youth Council; WJCT's The Square Winner; DA's Extravaganza

As the Jacksonville City Council looks at two proposed bills that would amend the city’s human rights ordinance to include protections for the LGBT community, the JAX Chamber has announced it supports amending the HRO to be all-inclusive.

The Chamber gave Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry its endorsement over former Mayor Alvin Brown during last year’s mayoral race. However, Curry has now come out against updating the human rights ordinance, differing from the Chamber on this issue its members say is important for business expansion here on the First Coast.

JAX Chamber chair Audrey Moran joins us to discuss why the issue.

In this week's edition of our Going Green segment, we speak with Hunter Miller, leader of the St. Augustine-based Environmental Youth Council. This group of young activists focuses on issues facing coastal communities, including climate change, offshore drilling and seismic blasting.

Local musician Monique Mancera, the first-place winner of the latest round of WJCT's The Square, joins us for an in-studio performance of her winning song, "Know Where To Go."

Douglas Anderson School of the Arts hosts its 30th annual showcase, "Extravaganza," at the Moran Theater Friday, February 19. The showcase features some of the area’s most accomplished high school performers in dance, theater, vocals, instrumental music, film, visual arts and spoken word. We speak with Ace Martin, DA Jazz Director who has produced the Extravaganza performance all 30 years, and Scott Reneau, spokesman with the school's department of cinematic arts.

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