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9/09/2016: Media Roundtable; 9/11 Peace Concert; Robert Shaw

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Our weekly Media Roundtable discusses the news of the week. Times-Union columnist Mark Woods joined host Melissa Ross along with WJCT’s John Burr and Lindsey Kilbride.

We also heard about this weekend’s Peace Concert memorialising the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and we learned about the documentary “Robert Shaw: Man of Many Voices” being screened Monday night at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts.     

Media Roundtable

Our media panel discussed the controversy regarding Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi and presidential candidate Donald Trump. They also talked about Congresswoman Corrine Brown’s latest federal court appearance, the Duval County School Board’s evaluation of Superintendent Nikolai Vitti and former Florida quarterback and Neese High School baseball star Tim Tebow signing a minor league deal with the New York Mets.      

9/11 Peace Concert

Sunday marks the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Ross spoke with Dr. Tongila Manly, president of Jacksonville’s Sister Cities Association. Sister Cities is joined by OneJax to present the annual 9/11 Peace Concert at St. Johns Cathedral in downtown Jacksonville.

The concert features the University of North Florida Chamber Singers, the Douglas Anderson School of the Arts Chorale and the Jacksonville Children’s Chorus.    

Robert Shaw

Robert Shaw had no formal musical training yet became one of the most respected and highly regarded choral musicians in the country. A documentary about the former director of the Atlanta Symphony “Robert Shaw: Man of Many Voices” tells the story of Shaw and features fans of his work, including former President Jimmy Carter.  

Wayne Bailey, of River City Men’s Chorus, and Dale Choate, with Duval County Public Schools, joined Ross to talk about Shaw and the documentary.       

0000017b-82fc-dd8b-a7fb-82ff46810000Producer Kevin Meerschaert can be reached at, 904-358-6334 or on Twitter at @KMeerschaertJax

Kevin Meerschaert has left WJCT for new pursuits. He was the producer of First Coast Connect until October of 2018.