6/11/19: FEMA; Michael Kirk; First Coast Connect Book Club; Women's Wednesdays

Jun 11, 2019


FEMA and the National Flood Insurance Program are urging property owners and renters to take steps now to protect their homes before a major storm hits. That includes buying or renewing flood insurance policies. We spoke with David Maurstad, chief executive of the National Flood Insurance Program at FEMA.

Michael Kirk

Michael Kirk has produced, directed and written more than 100 hours of FRONTLINE, the PBS flagship long-form documentary series. Kirk's decades of documentaries include The Choice, a biography program about presdiential candidates, and League of Denial: The NFL’s Concussion Crisis.

An Evening with Michael Kirk is Tuesday, June 18, at WJCT Studios
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He will be speaking at WJCT Studio on June 18. Tickets are available here.

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First Coast Connect Book Club

Passing by Nella Larsen is this month’s pick on the First Coast Connect Book Club. Book club host Stacey Goldring joined us with that and some other interesting summer read ideas.

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Women's Wednesdays

Bestselling author Cara Brookins left a bad relationship. Then, together with her four kids, she built a 3,500-square-foot house using only YouTube videos for guidance.

She documented the experience in the bestselling book, Rise: How a House Built a Family. Brookins is speaking next week in St. Augustine as part of Women’s Wednesdays. Founder and CEO Kelly Youngs joined us with more.