9/17/19: Climate Strike Jax; Navigate Summit; Amor Towles; QuiltFest

Sep 17, 2019

On Friday, September 20, hundreds of thousands of people across the U.S. — and the world — will take to the streets in Climate Strikes to demand that world leaders, our government, and the fossil fuel industry change course immediately to avoid a climate catastrophe. 

Katie Carlson, a sophomore at Stanton High School, is organizing the Jax Climate Strike, which takes place this Friday at Hemming Park. She joined us with a preview.

Congressman Francis Rooney, a Republican serving Florida’s 19th District (the Naples area) recently published an op-ed piece on the reality of climate change and the need for action, also joined us to discuss the subject in more detail.

Related: Rep. Rooney Calls For Carbon Tax; Says It's 'Time To Stop Denying A Crisis'

Navigate Summit

From Boot Camp to Boss Lady: three local veterans are bringing clarity and insight to business owners at Navigate, a Women's Summit, coming up at UNF. Organizers Kim Bynum and April Caldwell joined us with more information.

Amor Towles

Amor Towles, the bestselling author of A Gentleman in Moscow, will be in Jacksonville this evening. He joined us to preview his appearance at Southside Baptist Church in San Marco

Melissa Ross with QuiltFest participants
Credit Heather Schatz/ WJCT

QuiltFest

QuiltFest, one of the largest quilt shows in the Southeast, returns to Jacksonville’s Prime Osborn Convention Center this week. Krista Cline, a volunteer organizer for the event, joined us along with some of the participating quilters.

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