RNC Poll; 'Celebrating Black Women's Stories;' Book Club; Arts Awards

Jun 23, 2020

A recent RABA Research poll commissioned by Republican Voters Against Trump found that 49% of those surveyed disapproved of Jacksonville hosting President Trump’s nomination speech, while only 39% supported it.

Furthermore, 57% stated concerns that the convention could possibly impel a new COVID-19 outbreak, while 43% stated no concerns. We talked to AG Gancarski of Florida Politics to get his thoughts on the poll and the current plans for the convention.

'Celebrating Black Women's Stories'

She is Fierce!'s "Celebrating Black Women's Stories," will take place virtually on Thursday, June 25. We were joined by Kelly Youngs, CEO of the organization, and Melissa Fulmore-Hardwick, Vice President of Enterprise Applications at Acosta, who will participate in the digital conversation.

First Coast Connect Book Club

First Coast Connect Book Club leader, Stacey Goldring, stopped by to share this summer’s reading list and her upcoming events.

Jax Arts Awards

The 44th annual Cultural Council Arts Awards are fast approaching and this year will be one like no other. We talked with Joy Young of the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville to discuss the details of this virtual affair.

'What’s Good Wednesdays'

You can sign up today to receive our new e-newsletter, called "What’s Good Wednesdays." It will highlight all the good things occurring around the First Coast during this pandemic and recession. The e-newsletter will be sent out every Wednesday and you can sign up here for free. 

Denetra Lee can be reached at newsteam@wjct.org