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The ‘Take Back Florida’ Tour; urban tree canopy; vinyl and vino

A Nov. 2, 2018 file photo of Nikki Fried at a campaign rally during her 2018 campaign for Florida Commissioner of Agriculture.
Lynne Sladky
Nikki Fried is shown in a file photo from Nov. 2, 2018.

The Florida Democratic Party’s "Take Back Florida" tour stopped in Clay and Duval counties today. The visit is part of a monthlong campaign across the state to register voters and empower them to participate in local and state elections.

Nikki Fried, chair of the Florida Democratic Party, and Daniel Henry, chair of the Duval County Democrats, join us with more details.

Urban tree canopy

Rising temperatures across the city have many people looking for shade, especially those who are unhoused or work outdoors. Trees are an integral part of our ecosystem and necessary to combat heat and climate issues. How does Duval’s tree equity score measure up compared with other areas, and why should we focus more on Jacksonville’s urban tree canopy?

Anne Coglianese, chief resilience officer for the city of Jacksonville, and Chris David, vice president of GIS and Data Science at American Forests, give us the answers.

Alewife hosts Vinyl + Vino Night

Audiophiles and oenophiles unite! Alewife Craft Bottle Shop and Tasting Room in Five Points is hosting an evening of vintage melodies paired with exclusive wines Wednesday. Coast to Coast Records will be on site providing an immersive vinyl experience. Kelly Pickard, owner of Alewife, has more details.

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Stacey Bennett is the producer of "First Coast Connect" and "What's Health Got to Do With It?" She is a Jacksonville-based singer-songwriter who performs under the nom de plume Folk is People. Stacey holds bachelor's degrees in both political science and psychology from the University of North Florida and a master's in business administration from Saint Leo University.