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Russia-Ukraine war affects global food supply; Florida legislative controversies; Tiny Desk Contest; Chapter Endnotes

Russia Ukraine War Global Trade
Vitaly Timkiv
Farmers use combines to harvest a wheat field near the village Tbilisskaya, Russia, on July 21, 2021.

As the prices at the gas pump continue to climb, food prices will also increase. This comes in the midst of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Russia is the No. 1 exporter of wheat while Ukraine is No. 5. As communities try to increase their food resilience, experts recommend growing your own food as prices increase.


Florida legislative controversies

Lawmakers in Florida are wrapping up their legislative session in Tallahassee. It has been one of the most contentious in history as Florida lawmakers become the subjects of national controversy.

Guest: Trimmel Gomes, Host of the Rotunda Podcast.

Tiny Desk Contest

Calling all unsigned Jacksonville musicians: The Tiny Desk wants to hear your music. NPR’s 2022 Tiny Desk Contest is underway. Over the past seven years, nearly 35,000 musicians have submitted their videos to the Tiny Desk Contest in the hopes of being chosen to perform as part of NPR Music's signature music discovery series. NPR is seeking more unsigned talent to submit their entries by the deadline of Monday, March 14.

Guest: Bob Boilen, creator of the Tiny Desk series.

Chapter Endnotes

This month’s book club features a classic with a title that seems perfectly timed to our modern era. Stacey Goldring is back with a preview of "Winter of Our Discontent" by John Steinbeck.

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Patrick Cantin is joining WJCT from the University of North Florida as a news intern for the fall 2020 semester.