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Banned Book Week; Arlington home tour; JME; Limitless Dragons

Victoria Crosdale
WUSF Public Media

Around the First Coast, small local bookshops are mushrooming while the controversy over book bans continues to make headlines. Today, we had a conversation with local experts about book bans and how they affect our neighborhood bookstores.


  • Vanessa Nicolle, Owner of Femme Fire Books.
  • Lindsey Cotti, bookseller at Femme Fire Books.

Arlington Mod & More Home Tour

This month, the Northeast Florida Association of Realtors will once again host the Arlington Mod & More Home Tour. Its seventh year also marks its return following the COVID-19 Pandemic.


Jacksonville Music Experience

Madison Hughes, a singer-songwriter and 2022 Voice contender, recently spoke with Hurley Winkler, a contributor to the Jacksonville Music Experience.

Hughes’ Songwriting School interview that can be found on the JME page.

Limitless Dragons

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so today we had a conversation with members of the Limitless Dragons Breast Cancer dragon boat team to find out more about what they do.


  • Bekah Alenduff.
  • Sarah Davis.
  • Rene Pachuta.

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