10/16/2018: Florida's Coastal Building Codes; Star Trek Sets In Kingsland, Ga.; Moveable Feast
Tuesday on First Coast Connect we looked at some big holes in Florida’s building codes that Hurricane Michael exposed.
Jennifer Suharmadji, an architect at Haskell Company and President of the American Institute of Architects Jacksonville, joined us along with Jacksonville resident Hilary Keely. Keely’s mother, Margo Anderson, is the mayor of Lynn Haven, Fla. in the Panhandle, a town that’s been decimated by the storm.
Hilary, who lives in Ponte Vedra Beach, has been raising money and collection items to send in trucks to her mother’s town.
John Upton, a features Journalist at Climate Central, also joined us for the discussion.
Star Trek Comes Alive In Kingsland
If you’re a Star Trek fan, you need to get up to Kingsland, Ga. this weekend.
Stage 9 Studios, home to fan film productions like the award-winning Star Trek Continues, is opening its hangar bay doors to a three day fan appreciation extravaganza. It will be free for all visitors.
Dan Scanlan, who regular listeners know is a reporter at The Florida Times-Union, joined us to give fans an idea of what to expect. What listeners may not know is that Scanlan is also a volunteer with Stage 9 Studios and has been on the production crew of many Star Trek fan film productions.
Stage 9 Studios has meticulously recreated most of the sets used in the original series; including the bridge, transporter room, sick bay and engineering.