3/7/19: Mayoral Race; Sharon Siegel-Cohen; JWLF; Emmet Cahill, The Specktator

Mar 7, 2019

The four candidates running for Jacksonville mayor appeared together on television Wednesday night in a debate. The debate featured Anna Brosche and Lenny Curry, Jimmy Hill and NPA candidate Omega Allen who debated everything from crime to public safety and the plans to sell JEA.

Rick Mullaney, who heads up the Jacksonville University Public Policy Institute; and Daniel Cronrath, political science professor at Florida State College at Jacksonville joined us to talk about the debate.

 

Sharon Siegel-Cohen

Sharon Siegel-Cohen
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Sharon Siegel-Cohen is a longtime executive producer with our news partner News4Jax. She is also an ALS Patient. We spoke to Cohen about her experience and the Walk to Defeat ALS, to help raise awareness and find a cure for the disease.

Cohen’s doctor, Michael T. Pulley, an associate professor of neurology and the director of the EMG Laboratory at the UF Health Jacksonville, also joined us to discuss the journey to find a cure for ALS. Cohen’s team the Sharon Songbirds will be participating in the Walk to Defeat ALS, Saturday, March 30, at Tinseltown.

 

Jacksonville Women’s Leadership Forum

JWLF 2018
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The eighth annual Jacksonville Women’s Leadership Forum will be held over two days on March 27 and 28. The event is billed as an empowering day of dynamic speakers, informative panelists, and inspiring stories to help professional women advance their careers.

Board member Walette Stanford and keynote speaker and leadership expert Libby Gill spoke about women in leadership and what to expect at the forum.

Emmet Cahill

Emmet Cahill
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Emmet Cahill is a principal singer with the popular Irish music show Celtic Thunder and now a solo artist. He’ll headline the St. Augustine Celtic Music and Heritage Festival this Saturday and perform a concert at St. Paul's Catholic Church on Tuesday, March 12 at 7:30 p.m. His concerts feature a blend of traditional Irish songs, church hymns, Broadway standards, nostalgic favorites and even a bit of opera. We spoke with Emmett about the appeal of Irish music here in the states.

The Specktator  

St. Augustine Celtic Festival poster
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Kerry Speckman, a.k.a. The Specktator, joined us with her countdown of the top five things to do this weekend:

5.) Jay Fund Wine Tasting at the Wells Fargo Building downtown

4.) Sarah McLachlan in concert in Ponte Vedra

3.) Concours d'Elegance at The Ritz Carlton and Golf Club of Amelia Island

2.) The Gate River Run

1.) Celtic Music and Heritage Festival at St. Francis Field in St. Augustine