Juana Summers is a blogger for NPR's education project.

Prior to coming to NPR, Summers spent nearly four years as a reporter for POLITICO, where she focused on political and campaign coverage, primarily the 2012 Republican primary and general election. She has also extensively covered defense policy and veterans affairs, and authored POLITICO's morning defense newsletter.

Before that, she covered statewide and local politics for the Kansas City Star and St. Louis Post-Dispatch, as well as KBIA-FM. Her work has also been featured in the Austin American-Statesman and The Washington Post.

Felix Contreras is co-host of Alt.Latino, NPR's web-based program about Latin Alternative music and Latino culture. It features music as well as interviews with many of the most well-known Latino musicians, actors, film makers and writers.

Previously, Contreras was a producer and reporter for NPR's Arts Desk and covered, among other stories and projects: a series reported from Mexico introducing the then-new musical movement called Latin Alternative; a series of stories on the financial challenges facing aging jazz musicians; and helped produce NPR's award winning series 50 Great Voices.

2:09 pm
Fri June 13, 2014

Brevard Symphony Orchestra's Symphony Under the Stars, July 4

The Brevard Symphony Orchestra will hold its annual Symphony Under the Stars free outdoor concert at the Cocoa Riverfront Park on July 4.

Guests will experience an evening of patriotic and Pops classics while watching a fireworks display presented by the Cities of Cocoa and Rockledge. The concert begins at 8 p.m. and fireworks begin at 9:15 p.m., with events happening throughout the day. 

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3:28 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

Brevard 2040 Transportation Vision Workshop, July 10

 The Space Coast Transportation Planning Organization invites you to attend their Brevard 2040 Transportation Vision Workshop on Thursday, July 10th from 7:45 am to 9:15 am at the Board of County Commissioners Board Room at the Government Center, Building C, 1st Floor, County Commission Board, located at 2700 Judge Fran Jamieson Way in Viera.

Learn about how transportation changes will position Brevard for economic growth and prosperity, how Brevard will balance growth and protection of the natural environment, and improvements on the way residents live and travel.

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1:28 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

Brevard Habitat For Humanity June Tool Drive

  Habitat for Humanity is holding a Father's Day Tool Drive for all of June to help replenish its tool supplies. Habitat is accepting a wide variety of new tools to help it better the lives of residents throughout Brevard by building and restoring homes. Tools can be dropped off at one of many drop-off locations around the county.

Tools needed include:

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Exploring Jazz

Exploring Jazz will be an adventure through jazz history – past, present, and future. At times, we will be attempting to manipulate the future by inspiring and educating our audience in the subtle nuances of jazz music. We will feature many local artists and jazz enthusiasts, giving them the opportunity to share their musical roots and views. Our hope is to unite all musicians in our quest to spread the universal language of jazz.

Joel Greenblatt is a trombonist from New York City. Since moving to Melbourne in 2005, Joel had a two-year tenure with the Space Coast Jazz Society as presiding director. He has also participates in several community bands and has done his best to support the local jazz scene. Currently he is the leader of the Space Coast Jazz Society Big-Band and the Freedom Jazz Orchestra. Joel also teaches several students trombone and jazz improvisation.

As a young man Joel studied classical music and was the first chair in the All-City band.

At the age of 19, he studied jazz improvisation with the acclaimed pianist and jazz teacher, Lenny Tristano. After Lennie passed, he continued studying the Tristano method with Lenny's longtime student and protégé, Connie Crothers.

Station Announcement
11:38 am
Tue June 10, 2014

Jack White Live From Los Angeles Tonight At 12:45am

WFIT will be airing an exclusive public radio only concert with rock and roll great Jack White! The full length concert will be streamed live from the historic Fonda Theater in Hollywood beginning at 12:45am tonight. 

The concert takes place just he releases his new solo album, Lazaretto, a bold, shape-shifting collection of eclectic rock that ranks among White's wildest and most imaginative efforts. He'll showcase much of this record in this exclusive concert presented here as a live video web cast!

Click here to access the live stream page to tune in to Jack White live from Fonda Theater tonight at 12:45am!

Station Announcement
12:08 am
Tue June 10, 2014

WFIT Temporarily Off Air Starting At 10:30am

  WFIT will be off the air for several hours starting Tuesday at approximately 10:30am as we perform maintenance on our radio transmitter.

We'll still be rocking and rolling on our live stream, available by clicking the "Listen Live" link at the top left of our website!

We appreciate your patience while we work on this important system, and will update you as soon as Sound Waves is back on the airwaves!