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6/3/19: DeSantis' Israel Trip; Art At The Airport; Cole Pepper

Gov. Ron DeSantis meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem Thursday

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and dozens of business and political leaders around Florida are back from a four-day trade mission to Israel.

A.G. Gancarski of Florida Politics was part of the delegation that accompanied the governor on his trip. He joined us for a closer look.

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Artist Jim Draper's installation at JIA.

Art At The Airport

Airport art programs are a source of great cultural pride displayed at major airports across the globe. The art serves as a way of introducing travelers and newcomers to the heart and soul of a community.

That’s true at Jacksonville International Airport.  Right now, the JIA Arts Commission is putting out a 2020 call to artists.

Jeanne Ward, Founding Member and Secretary with the JIA Arts Commission; and Jen Jones Murray, Arts Program Coordinator for the JIA Arts Commission, joined us with more information.

FSU Headed To Super Regionals

Sunday night the Seminoles earned their way to the Super Regionals after Florida State posted a commanding 10-1 win over Georgia. If FSU beats LSU in the best of three series, the Seminoles would be headed for the College World Series.

Cole Pepper joined us with a look at FSU's performance along with the Jaguars OTAs and the rest of the  local sports news.

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?