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9/13/2018: Ken Burns; Tropical Depression; Jacksonville Film Festival

First Coast Connect host Melissa Ross and Filmmaker Ken Burns

On Thursday’s First Coast Connect we spoke with Ken Burns. The legendary filmmaker is in Jacksonville for a Thursday night screening and discussion panel of his latest documentary The Mayo Clinic Faith - Hope - Scienceat UNF (01:21).

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We heard about the musical performance Tropical Depression coming to theCummer Museumon Friday. It was inspired by Hurricanes Matthew and Irma. We spoke with songwriter Corey Driscoll and co-producer Aaron Garvey (43:13).

The Jacksonville Film Festival returns this weekend after being on hiatus for several years. We spoke with festival director Niki Logoreci and program director Tim Driscoll (46:40).      

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.