Posts Tagged as syndicated


9/23/2016: Media Roundtable; ‘Retro-spective’; Michelle Kwan; Dal’Ouna Ensemble

WJCT’s Lindsey Kilbride; Tessa Duval from the Florida Times-Union; Claire Goforth of Folio Weekly; and Florida Politics reporter A.G. Gancarski joined Melissa Ross on our Friday Media Roundtable to discuss the news of the week. Museum of Contemporary Art spokesperson Denise Reagan discussed its latest art exhibit “Retro-spective.” We heard from Olympic skating legend Michelle Kwan regarding her work for the Hillary Clinton campaign and Palestinian musicians the Dal’Ouna Ensemble joined the show ahead of its performance Friday evening at the Ramallah Club of Jacksonville.

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Jacksonville To Provide Better, More Out-Of-School Programming

The city of Jacksonville is revamping its after school and summer camp options after a two-year study. Jacksonville education and business groups, including the city, Duval County Public Schools, the Jacksonville Public Education Fund, The Community Foundation of Northeast Florida, JAX Chamber, the Jacksonville Children’s Commission and many youth foundations, have formed a coalition called “Jax Shines” to take on the task of improving the offerings. Jacksonville expanded and studied programs through the help of a Wallace Foundation grant. Foundation data show low-income students who attended summer programs for 20 days or more benefited in several ways, including gains in reading and math. Now, the city is partnering with the school district and nonprofits to tackle suggestions from the study like smaller classes with certified teachers for all of the city’s out-of-school programs. The Jacksonville Children’s Commission is in charge of administering funds for after school and summer

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9/22/2016: Bob Graham And Chris Hand; Teach For America; Sactuary On 8th Street

Former Senator and Governor Bob Graham and Chris Hand, former Mayor Alvin Brown’s chief of staff, joined host Melissa Ross to talk about their new book “America, the Owner’s Manual — You CAN Fight City Hall And Win.” We also heard from Teach for America-Jacksonville Executive Director Darryl Willie about 60 new teachers from the program in Duval County. Ross also spoke with Sanctuary on 8th Street’s Executive Director Vicky Watkins and Karin Tucker of Biscotti’s in Avondale about an upcoming fundraiser and 5K for the organization.

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