5/2/19: Child-Friendly Cities; Holocaust Remembrance; Unidos En La Música; The Specktator

May 2, 2019

What makes a “child-friendly” city? Speakers from UNICEF will shine a light on that question this week as they bring their Child-Friendly Cities Initiative to Jacksonville. Dr. Jeff GoldhagenUF Health Jacksonville; Garry Bevel, children’s ombudsperson at the Children’s Home Society; and student Alexis Evans joined us.

Remembering the Holocaust

A community-wide Holocaust memorial commemoration takes place Thursday evening in Jacksonville. It’s happening as a rising tide of anti-Semitism is sparking disturbing and deadly incidents around the nation, including on the First Coast. Rabbi Yaachov Fisch from Etz Chaim Synagogue joined us.

Unidos en la Música

Unidos en la Música, which is being billed as the first Latin American festival in Saint Augustine's 450-year history, takes place this Saturday, May 4, at Francis Field. Festival founder Erika Quintero joined us with a preview.

The Specktator

Kerry Speckman, aka The Specktator, joined us to count down her top five things to do on the First Coast this weekend:

  1. Purple Reign: The Prince Tribute Show

  2. Welcome to Rockville

  3. Small Mouth Sounds from the 5 and Dime theater company

  4. Greenscape’s Root Ball

  5. Cinco de Mayo celebration

We gave away tickets to Purple Reign on today's show.  Here's a preview:  

Heather Schatz can be reached at hschatz@wjct.org, 904-358-6334 or on Twitter at @heatherschatz.