9/17/19: Climate Strike Jax; Navigate Summit; Amor Towles; QuiltFest
On Friday, September 20, hundreds of thousands of people across the U.S. — and the world — will take to the streets in Climate Strikes to demand that world leaders, our government, and the fossil fuel industry change course immediately to avoid a climate catastrophe.
Katie Carlson, a sophomore at Stanton High School, is organizing the Jax Climate Strike, which takes place this Friday at Hemming Park. She joined us with a preview.
Congressman Francis Rooney, a Republican serving Florida’s 19th District (the Naples area) recently published an op-ed piece on the reality of climate change and the need for action, also joined us to discuss the subject in more detail.
From Boot Camp to Boss Lady: three local veterans are bringing clarity and insight to business owners at Navigate, a Women's Summit, coming up at UNF. Organizers Kim Bynum and April Caldwell joined us with more information.
Amor Towles, the bestselling author of A Gentleman in Moscow, will be in Jacksonville this evening. He joined us to preview his appearance at Southside Baptist Church in San Marco.
QuiltFest, one of the largest quilt shows in the Southeast, returns to Jacksonville’s Prime Osborn Convention Center this week. Krista Cline, a volunteer organizer for the event, joined us along with some of the participating quilters.