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IamJax; summer camp; Rebel Readers; scooter tours

On today’s program, we spoke with Kyle Reese, executive director of OneJax, and David Miller of the Together Strong Community Fund about IamJax, a new community campaign organized by the two organizations.

Its goal is to highlight how our differences can bring us together — and, they hope, solve some of the issues facing our city. Organizers said they saw the need for it after an increase in public expressions of antisemitism and hate in Jacksonville.

Summer camp

The countdown is on to get your child into a summer camp that they will enjoy and that fits their needs and your budget.

For parents of children with special needs, it's important not just that they have fun and stay safe, but also to find one that best fits their specific physical and developmental needs. For more, we spoke with Sherri Henderson, co-founder of Henderson Haven and Camp Possible.

Rebel Readers

A new group called Rebel Readers is working to make multicultural, challenged and banned books more accessible to readers here in Duval. For free.

Katlin Johnston and Casey Raasio, who co-founded the group, joined us with more on their efforts.

Scooter tours

Curious about all the burgeoning development in Downtown Jacksonville? If so, you’re in luck, because there’s a fun new way to check it all out by scooter.

Laura Edgecomb, director of development for Build Up Downtown, joined us with more.

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Heather is the senior producer of WJCT 89.9 FM talk shows including First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross, the Florida Roundup and What's Health Got to Do with It?