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3/6/2017: Homeless LBGTQ Youth; Flamingo Magazine; 40th Gate River Run

Monday on “First Coast Connect” we discussed the problem of homelessness among youths in the LBGTQ community with Jacksonville Area Sexual Minority Youth Network executive director Cindy Watson; Dawn Gilman, chief executive officer of Changing Homelessness Inc.; and Kim Sirdevan, president and chief executive officer of the Youth Crisis Center. Flamingo Magazine publisher Jamie Rich told us what we’ll find in the spring edition of the publication and JTC Running president Larry Roberts gave us a preview of Saturday’s 40th edition of the Gate River Run.

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Beefed-Up Security At World Of Nations Amid Social Media Threats

More attention is being paid to security at this weekend’s World of Nations Celebration at Met Park . Our partner News4Jax reports security was beefed-up after a post on social media warned of possible danger at the 3-day event which started today. The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office has said that, after the shootings at Art Walk and the Jacksonville Landing in January, it’s taking all threats seriously.

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3/3/2107: Media Roundtable; Humanity-The Value of Life; Tyler Wiser; ‘Show Boat’

Our weekly Media Roundtable included Florida Times-Union reporter Dan Scanlan, Jacksonville Business Journal Editor Timothy Gibbons, Florida Politics reporter A.G. Gancarski and WJCT business analyst John Burr. Artists Tracie Thornton, Jenny Hager and Lance Vickery told us about the exhibit “Humanity: The Value of a Life,” beginning Friday at the Karpeles Manuscript Museum. HGTV star Tyler Wisler joined the program to discuss the Home and Patio show at the Prime Osborn Center and we met “Show Boat” cast members Billy Clark Taylor, Annabelle Fox and Peter Jackson.

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Eye On Florida Legislature; Urban Food Park; & Women In Sports — #26

We’re just days away from the start of the Florida legislative session. From bills impacting how children on the First Coast play and exercise in schools to someday soon being able to have a vodka tonic while sitting at your favorite bistro in some of Jacksonville’s historic districts, on this episode of Redux, we’re going to bring you what we’re keeping an eye on during the session. Then, if you work downtown or just happen to be downtown during lunch, the food truck invasion has arrived. But first, in honor of Women’s History Month, we bring you a discussion with a pioneer of gender equality and Jacksonville resident, Nancy Hogshead-Makar.

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