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Charlie Crist comes to Jacksonville; 'FRONTLINE: Lies, Politics and Democracy'; Dolly Llama; What’s good Wednesday

Charlie Crist speaks to a crowd in St. Petersburg after winning the Democratic nomination for governor in Florida on Aug. 23, 2022.
Daylina Miller
Charlie Crist speaks to a crowd in St. Petersburg after winning the Democratic nomination for governor in Florida on Aug. 23, 2022.

Florida used to be known as an affordable state for people escaping high taxes, but in recent years, it has become less affordable. Housing issues are taking center stage in the November midterm elections.

Guest: Charlie Crist, Democratic nominee for governor.

FRONTLINE: Lies, Politics and Democracy

"FRONTLINE: Lies, Politics and Democracy" is a timely documentary released just ahead of the midterm elections.

As the Jan. 6 insurrection revelations continue to pour out, Frontline’s latest feature focuses on the “Big Lie” and ongoing false claims that the 2020 election was stolen from former President Donald Trump.

Guest: Michael Kirk, director.

Dolly Llama

LA-based artisanal ice cream shop The Dolly Llama is opening its first location on the East Coast. The shop debuts in Ponte Vedra Beach on Saturday.

Guest: Wendy Popkin, co-owner and waffle master.

What’s good Wednesday

  • It’s shark season on the Atlantic coast. Professional scuba diver Bill Eberlein joined us with tips for avoiding shark attacks.
  • Farm Share, Florida’s largest independent food bank, hosted a food distribution this morning, with the Miami Marlins Impact Foundation, Florida Blue and the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp.
  • Local authors Reinhold C. Ferster and Jan Atchley Bevanare are having a book signing next Tuesday evening at the Cummer Museum Store for the new book "Letters of the Lost Children." This book is designed to honor long-deceased, unknown student soldiers who lived and died for their emperor, in what would become the last of the Imperial Age of Japan.
  • The FSCJ Artist Series, sponsored by VyStar Credit Union, will kick off the 2022-23 Broadway in Jacksonville season with its Annual Open House at the Jacksonville Center for the Performing Arts this coming Monday, Sept. 12.
  • "Vincent by Leonard Nimoy" is a uniquely unconventional theatrical encounter that takes the audience on an innovative journey into the soul of the artist Vincent van Gogh. Performed by Lumen Rep founder Brian Niece, and presented in the art gallery at the Wilson Center for the Arts on FSCJ’s South Campus, the audience will be immersed in the performance surrounded by the works of contemporary artist Christie Holechek.
  • WJCT’s own Carlos Semidei is starring in the new show "Dastardly Deeds at Harmony House." It opens at the Amelia Musical Playhouse this weekend. 
  • The Amelia Island Dance Festival is going on from Sept. 9-11. We spoke with Festival organizer Susan Dodge.
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Katherine Hobbs was Associate Producer of talk shows at WJCT until 2022.