9/5/2107: Confederal Memorials Forum; 'Shout Out Music Festival'; 'Live With WJCT'

Sep 5, 2017

Tuesday on “First Coast Connect,” we heard about an upcoming forum to discuss what should be done with Jacksonville’s Confederate monuments if the city decides to remove them from public places with author Tim Gilmore and Tim Delaney of Modern Cities (01:36). We learned about the upcoming Sing Out Loud music festival with the director of the St. Augustine Amphitheatre Ryan Murphy (34:40) and WJCT Chief Operating Officer Karen Feagins told about inside look at WJCT operation this week “Live with WJCT," set for Thursday evening. (45:26).  

Confederate Monument Forum

The debate over Jacksonville’s Confederate monuments continues. There's been a lot of talk about whether the city's Confederate monuments and place names should be removed or renamed, but there's been relatively little discussion about where exactly they'd be moved to, how to better contextualize them, and what, if anything, would replace them. That discussion, “”Remove, Replace, Recontextualize: Jax Confederate Monuments” will take center stage at a forum 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Hourglass Pub and Coffee House on Bay Street.

‘Sing Out Loud Festival’

It’s a celebration of music in St. Augustine. The Sing Out Loud Festival features hundreds of performers at venues all across the Nation’s Oldest City. And all through the month of September. Everyone from Steve Earle, to Los Lobos, and many more. WJCT is an official Sing Out Loud Festival media partner again this year! It will held Sept. 8 - 10,  Sept 15 -17 and Sept. 22 - 24. All concerts are free and open to the public!

‘Live With WJCT’

If you ever wanted to know what it’s like behind the scenes at WJCT now is your chance to find out. On Thursday we’ll be broadcasting live with a look at all the aspects of WJCT radio and television Karen Feagins and Melissa Ross will host the live program on WJCT Public Television and take you comments and questions about what goes in our studios and offices. We’ll also talk about some upcoming programs live a long-awaited film by Ken Burns “The Vietnam War.” It begins at 8 p.m. and runs until 10 p.m.     

Kevin Meerschaert can be reached at kmeerschaert@wjct.org, 904-358-6334 or on Twitter at @KMeerschaertJax.