5/16/19: Move To Eliminate Food Deserts; Money Week; Madison Carr Performance

May 16, 2019

The Jacksonville City Council unanimously approved an incentives package at its Wednesday meeting for a pilot program aimed at bringing more fresh, nutritious food to food deserts across the northwest side of Jacksonville.

A food desert is defined as any urban area in which at least 33 percent of the residents live a mile or more from a grocery store.

Janet Owens, Executive Director of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation and Paul Tutwiler, Executive Director of Northwest Jacksonville Community Development Corporation joined us with more.  

Related: City Council Approves Incentives To Attract Supermarkets To Northwest Jacksonville

Money Week

Wise Money Week is happening this week in Jacksonville. It's a series of activities and events celebrating the importance of good money management and providing financial education designed to help us all become more wise about our money. Bill Haley of Family Foundations joined us with more.


Madison Carr

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Madison Carr is an 18-year-old high school student from Douglas Anderson School Of The Arts in Jacksonville. She's already making waves with her singing career. She gave us an in-studio performance of her new song "freedoms cage." Madison will be performing at the St. Johns River Taxi on May 18th. 

The Spectator

Kerry Speckman, A.K.A. The Spectator, gave us a roundup of what's going on around town in the world of entertainment.

dancing in the street is celebrating its 34th year this saturday.

x106.5 is hosting a concert at the st augustine amphitheater

cruel intentions the 90's musical will be perofmring at the times union center for the perofrming arts from May 16th-May18th

The Springfield Tour Of Homes is happening this saturday and Sunday

80's on forsyth will be performing at the florida theater


Avery Latta-Raines can be reached at newsteam@wjct.org, 904-358-6317.