04/04/16: St. Johns Riverkeeper; Katie Ride For Life; Ancient City Ruby Conference; Cole Pepper

Apr 4, 2016

St. Johns Riverkeeper

The Save the St. Johns River Tour just wrapped up, bringing together people united against the degradation of this natural resource.

Advocates for the St. Johns River traveled 310 miles, from the waterway’s headwaters at Fort Drum to the river mouth at Mayport.

We speak with St. Johns Riverkeeper Lisa Rinaman about the trip and what advocates have planned next.

Katie Ride for Life

April is National Donate Life Month, a time to raise awareness of the importance of organ donation.

The annual Katie Ride for Life event is a big part of this effort on the First Coast, and the story of the late Katie Caples is the reason why.

Jennifer Cook, events director of the Katie Ride for Life.

We also learn more about organ donation with Dr. Martin Mai, medical director of the kidney transplant program at Mayo Clinic, and Savannah and Cameron Mullis. Savannah, a Mayo Clinic employee, donated one of her kidneys to Cameron, her husband.

Ancient City Ruby Conference

More than 200 web developers and technology professionals will descend on St. Augustine this week to hear from local and national tech experts during the Ancient City Ruby Conference. 

Micah Cooper, a developer at Hashrocket, is emcee for the conference. He joins us with a preview.

Cole Pepper

WJCT sports analyst Cole Pepper stops by to discuss the news about the Jacksonville Sharks, the Jacksonville Armada FC, and other local sports teams.