Podcasts
7:30 am
Wed February 12, 2014

Our Lady Of Grace Heritage Festival

Another chance to broaden your cultural horizons, Our Lady of Grace presents the 14th annual Heritage Festival February 21st through the 23rd.

Rides, face painting, ethnic foods, beer and wine, entertainment, basket drawings, vendors and the Heritage Mass & Taste of Grace are all part of the weekend. Admission is free; the cost of rides and food vary.

The festival will take place Friday through Sunday:

Friday: 5pm-10pm

Saturday: 12pm-10pm

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Taylor is VPR's digital reporter. After growing up in Vermont, he graduated with at BA in Journalism from Northeastern University in 2013.

Podcasts
8:43 am
Tue February 11, 2014

Florida Tech's International Fest February 22nd

Cultural enlightenment, fun, food, music, dancing and much more at FL Tech's International Fest Saturday February 22nd at the Panthereum on the FL Tech campus-FREE

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Podcasts
7:30 am
Mon February 10, 2014

Space Coast Progressive Alliance Discussion About Indian River Lagoon

The Space Coast Progressive Alliance hosts a discussion about the "Indian River Lagoon: What We Know and What We Don't Know"  Thursday, February 13th, at 6:30 pm at the Front Street Civic Center. This discussion is free and open to the public.

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Mitch joined WUWM in February 2006 as the Executive Producer of the locally produced weekday magazine program Lake Effect.

He brings over 20 years of broadcasting experience from radio stations across the country - in Iowa, Minnesota, New York, and Arizona. Prior to joining WUWM, Mitch served as News Director of KNAU - Arizona Public Radio, Executive Producer of the station's monthly news magazine program, and anchored and produced news programming.

He has won many awards including several regional awards from the Radio Television News Directors Association and national awards from PRNDI - Public Radio News Directors Inc.

Maureen Corrigan, book critic for NPR's Fresh Air, is a critic-in-residence and lecturer at Georgetown University. She is an associate editor of and contributor to Mystery and Suspense Writers (Scribner) and the winner of the 1999 Edgar Award for Criticism, presented by the Mystery Writers of America.

Corrigan served as a juror for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction. So We Read On, her forthcoming book on the extraordinary "second act" of The Great Gatsby, will be published by Little, Brown in September 2014.

Events
1:39 pm
Wed February 5, 2014

Florida Tech Artist In Residence Christian Tamburr To Perform

The critically acclaimed Christian Tamburr Quintet will be performing in the Gleason Center for the Performing Arts on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. This event marks the beginning of Christian's  Artist in Residency with the Florida Tech Music Department under the direction of Dr. Jamie Annette Younkin.

Christian has performed with Dave Brubeck, Clark Terry, James Moody, Bunky Green, Kenny Barron, Benny Green, Milt Hinton, Bucky Pizarelli, Tal Falow, Nicholas Payton, Billy Drummond, Matt Wilson, Eric Marienthal, Marcus Printup, Mark Murphy, Clint Holmes and Rene Marie.

Over the past 8 years, Christian and his group have performed at some of the most prestigious venues around the world including The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola at Lincoln Center, The Blue Note, Ravinia, The Brubeck Institute, Yoshi’s Jazz Club, The North Sea Jazz Festival and many others venues.

Christian will be Dave Fries’ special guest on A Taste of Jazz, Monday February 10, 7 p.m.on WFIT.

Podcasts
7:30 am
Wed February 5, 2014

Youth Making Ripples Film Competition Winners!

Winners Ellen Straub & Brooke Bayer of Palm Bay High, Troy Rice, Director of Indian River Lagoon Estuary Program, Phillip Gravinese, Doctoral Candidate and Dr. Lauren Toth

The Beneath the Waves-Youth Making Ripples Film competition was held on January 18th and 2 local student groups were winners in the Scientific Message category.

Winners Ellen Straub and Brooke Bayer of Palm Bay High join Pooja Shah, Anna Osborne and Emma Welman from the West Melbourne School for the Sciences as they discuss their entries in the Youth Making Ripples Film Competition.

To see the entries and find out more about the Beneath the Waves Project

Podcasts
7:30 am
Mon February 3, 2014

Hunger Project Gets Help from Winn Dixie for Largest Packing Event

The Children's Hunger Project will host the World's Largest Packing Event on February 8th on the FL Tech campus.  Both individuals and teams are being recruited to help and Winn Dixie will have over 30 associates on hand unloading the pallets of food from the semis and organizing the distribution stations.   The Children's Hunger Project provides hungry young people on the Space Coast with weekend backpacks with a goal of ensuring elementary school-age children do not have to experience hunger and malnutrition.

  Join WFIT's team at packing event

Jennifer Short, Winn Dixie District Director, talks about the Children's Hunger Project and Winn Dixie's role in the initiative.

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