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Charlie Crist; “American Reckoning"; Moo-ve It 5K; Meditation Minute; What’s Good Wednesday

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Congressman Charlie Crist at WJCT studios

A new poll from Mason-Dixon Polling and Strategy says the former governor and now congressman Charlie Crist is the front-runner for the Democratic nomination for Florida governor.

But that same Mason Dixon poll says Ron DeSantis is still favored to win reelection, no matter which Democrat he faces this fall.

Crist was in town today campaigning on an old-fashioned message of pocketbook issues he says voters will respond to. He joined us in-studio to talk about what he thinks Florida’s priorities should be.

Guest: Congressman Charlie Crist.

'American Reckoning'

Emmett Till, James Chaney, Medgar Evers and four little girls from Birmingham are some of the well-known stories of racially motivated violence from the civil rights era. But the Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Act, signed into law in 2008, lifted the veil on more than 150 other victims for whom there still has been no justice.

In collaboration with Retro Report, PBS’ FRONTLINE presents "American Reckoning," which offers a unique look at the civil rights era through rare footage filmed more than 50 years ago in Natchez, Mississippi, and the still-unresolved killing of local NAACP leader Wharlest Jackson.

"American Reckoning," premiered on FRONTLINE (PBS) last night and is now streaming on our platforms.

Guest: Brad Lichtenstein, producer.

Moo-ve It 5K

Cowford Chophouse will host its sixth annual MOO-VE IT 5K in downtown Jacksonville on Saturday.

This year’s race represents a continuation of its partnership with Jacksonville Arts & Music School, a community-based after-school program dedicated to the creative enrichment of inner-city Jacksonville students in grades 3-10.

Guest: Jason Peoples, executive director at JAMS.

Meditation Minute

Elizabeth Henrichsen led a “meditation minute.”

What’s Good Wednesday

  • The Girl Scouts of Gateway Council will kick off National Cookie Weekend with the fourth annual Thin Mint Sprint and Cookie Crawl on Saturday at the Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens, 370 Zoo Parkway. Participants will enjoy music, post-race celebrations and a box of Girl Scout Cookies. Guests will also have the option to stay and explore the Zoo for the remainder of the day. 
  • The Jacksonville Arboretum presents Anastatia Ketchen, a Gullah/Geechee sweetgrass basket artist who combines art, song and the narratives of her ancestors into her presentations. You can see her Saturday at 10 a.m.
  • The Friends of James Weldon Johnson Park present the JWJ’s Hip Hop Festival: Lifting Duval’s Legendary Voices in celebration of Black History Month. The festival will feature Emceeing, lyricism, DJing, Turntablism, Breakdance and graffiti artists. The family-friendly festival runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is accessible to the public.
  • This Friday, the First Coast Tiger Bay Club will host the candidates for the At-Large District 3 City Council Seat — Nick Howland and Tracey A. Polson at River Club from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Episcopal Children’s Services received a $25,000 grant from the PLAYERS Championship to support their Outdoor Play Learning Project. The grant money will fund an outdoor project at one of the Early Head Start centers in Northwest Jacksonville.
  • Next week at the WJCT Soundstage, New York Times best-selling author and host of "Kelly Corrigan Wonders" and PBS’ "Tell Me More," Kelly Corrigan joins for “Who Will Save Us?” a live conversation featuring distinguished professor, author and chief scientist of The Nature Conservancy, Katharine Hayhoe, and teen activist Rahul Durai. Kelly, Hayhoe and Rahul Durai will take a deep dive into the topics of climate change and the teens who are inspiring us and giving us all hope for the future. The event is free but be sure to register in advance on wjct.org.
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