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3/23/2018: Media Roundtable; Phoenix Rising Festival


Friday on First Coast Connect our weekly Media Roundtable featured Florida Times-Union columnist Mark Woods, Folio Weekly editor Claire Goforth and WJCT contributor Fred Matthews (01:06).

Ahead of this weekend’s Phoenix Rising Festival we spoke with Phoenix Arts District founder Christy Frazier and event coordinator Ari Gaskin (46:00).     

Media Roundtable

Our panel discussed the City Council Auditor painting a different picture on what profits the city could obtain by selling off JEA along with the local events set for Saturday in connection with the March For Our Lives in Washington.

We also looked at the upcoming hire of a new president at Edward Waters College and an inaugural CEO for the Kids Hope Alliance.   

Phoenix Rising Festival

The Phoenix Rising Festival is a two-day festival in Springfield you won’t want to miss.

The Phoenix Art District, a cluster of warehouses in the historic neighborhood, is kicking off a capital campaign with this big event- to build a new Jacksonville Florida School of the Arts.

Kevin Meerschaert can be reached at, 904-358-6334 or on Twitter at @KMeerschaertJax.