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First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross

1/15/19: Jacksonville's Mayoral Race; Moveable Feast; Anti-Bullying play; Turntable Tuesday

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From left to right: Daniel Cronrath, Melissa Ross, John Delaney

Jacksonville’s March 19 unitary election mayoral race between current Mayor Lenny Curry, City Councilwoman Anna Lopez Brosche and some lesser known candidates is drawing alot of attention.

But there is no Demcrat running in the race, which raises the question of  what that says about Duval County, which went blue in the governor’s race.

John Delaney, Former Jacksonville Mayor and University of North Florida President, and current shareholder at Rogers Towers and principal with the Fiorentino Group; and Daniel Cronrath, Florida State College at Jacksonville Political Science Professor joined Melissa Ross in Studio 5 with some analysis.              

Moveable Feast

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Chef Steve Stallone teaches a class at JAX Cooking Studio

Leigh Cort of the Women’s Food Alliance looks at food trends around town. She spoke with Terri Davlantes of JAX Cooking Studio about Davlantes'  mission to enrich lives through food.

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Previous production of CHALK

Anti-Bullying play CHALK

BABS’ LAB, in partnership with the Florida Theatre, is presenting a special performance of the critically-acclaimed anti-bullying play CHALK, which was written by NPR’s own Al Letson. The show is funded by a PNC Arts Alive Grant, and is being performed for local students.

Producer and Director Barbara Colaciello of BABS’ LAB joined us to talk more about it.

CHALK will be performed at the Florida Theatre on February 5 at 10am. You can make a donation or purchase tickets at FloridaTheatre.com.

Turntable Tuesday

Host David Luckin gave us a preview of tonight's Turntable Tuesday, which will air at 9 p.m. on 89.9 FM on the ElectroLounge. Luckin says vinyl is enjoying a resurgence. "It's not just songs, it's art," says Luckin. Tune in tonight to hear what "hot wax" he spins.

Amanda Brannon can be reached at newsteam@wjct.org, 904-358-6317.

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