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9/6/2018: Darcy Richardson; Art Attack; PS27 Ventures; Kerry Speckman

Brendan Rivers
Reform Party candidate for Governor Darcy Richardson appeared Thursday on WJCT's First Coast Connect.

Thursday on  First Coast Connect we spoke with Darcy Richardson. The Jacksonville resident is the Reform Party candidate for Governor (01:16).

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Our Art Attack gang talked about how Jacksonville’s art and culture scene is heavily influenced by the region’s LBGTQ community Our guests included:

  • Lee Hamby of the 5 and Dime Theatre
  • Visual artist Elaine Hosking
  • Theatre and film actor Eric Yarham
  • Filmmaker Keagan Anfuso

PS27 Ventures is hosting its 5th annual leadership week for people looking to grow or start a new business. We heard all about it with CEO Jim Stallings (40:40).     

Kerry Speckman told us about some of the events coming up including the Jaguars season opener Sunday on the road against the New York Giants, KD Lang performing Monday at the Florida Theatre, Deep Purple and Judas Priest Wednesday at Daily’s Place and opening night of the Jacksonville Symphony featuring Branford Marsalis (47:18).      

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.