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9/19/19: Clean Energy Scorecard; CenCon Cowork; Taste Of The Weekend; "The Wiz"

Downtown Jacksonville

According to a new report by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, Jacksonville ranks among the worst cities in the nation when it comes to energy efficiency and promoting clean energy.

WJCT’s Brendan Rivers and the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy’s Stefen Samarripas - one of the report’s authors -  joined us for a closer look.

Related: Jacksonville Ranks Among Nation’s Worst Cities For Clean Energy

CenCon Cowork

Jacksonville will soon have its first coworking space catering to female entrepreneurs. It’s called CenCon Cowork, and it’s a launch-life community hub and business accelerator designed for enterprising women here on the First Coast. Business owner Lequita Brooks joined us with more information.

Taste of the Weekend

Damien Lamar, host of WJCT’s Taste Test Radio, joined us with a Taste of the Weekend. His picks for the next few days include:

  1. Bold City Havana Nights
  2. Astronomical Autumn
  3. Local Natives
  4. Ritz 20th Anniversary: To Aretha With Love: A Tribute to the Queen of Soul - Aretha Franklin
  5. Taste Test celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month featuring guest radio curator, Yanira Cardona

Credit Heather Schatz/ WJCT
Samantha Nelson in Studio 5.

The Wiz

The Wiz opens at Players by the Sea on September 20, and runs through October 12. Samantha Nelson, who plays Dorothy, and Jereme Raickett, the Director & Production Manager for Players by the Sea, joined us with a preview., 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?