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First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross

9/4/2018: Prison Reform; Feminine Art; Sing Out Loud

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Prison reform was among the topics on Tuesday's First Coast Connect.

On Tuesday’s First Coast Connect our topics included prison reform, heart health and St. Augustine’s Sing Out Loud Festival.

Artist and activist Wendy Tatter joined us to discuss prison reform and the national prisoner’s strike.

Dr. Anthony Magnano, a cardiologist at St. Vincent’s Healthcare discussed the risks of AFib and National Atrial Fibrillation Month.

Only two percent of the art in national and local museums is by women artists, according to Women Writing For (a) Change.

In attempt to encourage more art from a feminine perspective, the local women’s writing organization is presenting RISE: A Feminine Approach to the Craft of Art, opening Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, in Riverside, from 5:30-8:30 p.m., at 1610 Osceola Street, Jacksonville.

Women Writing For (a) Change spokeswoman Jennifer Wolfe joined us along with Curator Deborah Reid and Photographer Mary Atwood for a look at the exhibit and women’s under-representation in the  art world.

Ryan Murphy, Director of Cultural Events for St. Johns County also joined us to tell us about this year’s Sing Out Loud Festival in St. Augustine that runs through September 23 and features local and regional musicians.

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