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4/25/19: The Landing; 'Alligator Zoo-Park Magic;' Jax Poetry Fest

The Jacksonville Landing

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Melissa Ross and Matt Carlucci in Studio 5.

Jacksonville City Councilman-elect Matt Carlucci, who is calling for more public input into what should happen to the Landing, joined us to take a closer look at some possible alternatives to tearing it down.


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C.H. Hooks with his new book outside of Studio 5.

Alligator Zoo-Park Magic

Bridge Eight Press, a Jacksonville-based publisher, recently released its first novel, Alligator Zoo-Park Magic, by author C.H. Hooks. It’s the story of two friends living on the edge of poverty in the rugged part of Florida. The author joined us to tell us more about his book.

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Christina Parrish Stone, Melissa Ross and Stephanie Fletcher outside of Studio 5.

JAX Poetry Fest

The Jax Poetry Fest is wrapping up this weekend with a special attraction - NPR’s own Al Letson.

Stephanie Fletcher, the Executive Director of Hope at Hand, and Christina Parrish Stone, who runs Friends of Hemming Park, joined us with a preview.

Heather Schatz can be reached at, 904-358-6334 or on Twitter at @heatherschatz.

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Heather is the senior producer of WJCT 89.9 FM talk shows including First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross, the Florida Roundup and What's Health Got to Do with It?