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8/16/16: Severe Weather & Climate Change: Braille Books: U2 Tattoos

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Tuesday on First Coast Connect, we discuss: Could recent severe weather be a sign of things to come? We also talk about how you can help the blind read printed books and a new art exhibit at the University of North Florida shows off fans' love for the band U2 in a unique way.   


Climate change

The recent flooding in Louisiana has some scientists saying such events might be linked to climate change and more severe storms may be on the way.

First Coast Connect Melissa Ross spoke to retired University of North Florida professor Allen Tilley about the dangers of climate change. Tilley runs a Listserv dedicated to news and research around climate change. He said the dangers are real and need to be addressed. 

Braille books

For almost 60 years, Temple Sisterhood at Congregation Ahavath Chased has sponsored a program that converts printed books into Braille versions used by the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind in St. Augustine and other institutions serving the visually impaired. The group is now looking for its next group of volunteers to assist in the process.  Pat Gray and Lynette Taylor joined Melissa to discuss the project.  

U2 Tattoos

A multimedia exhibit is currently being displayed on the campus of the University of  North Florida. "Ink, Icons, Identity: Exploring U2's Brand Through Fan Tatoos," is an exhibit of the U2 Tattoo project and runs through Aug. 26.  It displays tattoos people have gotten to show their love for the Irish rock band.  Curator Beth Nabi spoke with Melissa about the project, which will soon be on display at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.