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Truth or Consequences: Why the Media Still Matter

Recap for Truth or Consequences: Why the Media Still Matter

Open your phone. Which apps occupy the valuable real estate on your home screen? Facebook? Twitter? Snapchat? Which app would be the first you open to find breaking news? Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, and other social media platforms may be the first place we look to for news,...

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“Fear Less” TEDxJacksonville Conference Recap

I have watched the all-volunteer TEDxJacksonville team work on the “Fear Less” conference for the last 10 months. From our annual retreat out on Big Talbot Island last January, where we chose this year’s conference theme, to this past weekend at the Florida Theatre, when all...

Prejudice & John Phillips

Prejudice & John Phillips

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal . . ..” But do we really believe that? Phillips submits that the hypocrisy uttered in this line has not changed much since 1776. Not when slavery was abolished in 1865. Not...

A conversation with Fatène Ben-Hamza after her TEDxJacksonville Talk

A conversation with Fatène Ben-Hamza after her TEDxJacksonville Talk

We touched base with Fatène Ben-Hamza to find out what's been happening since her TEDxJacksonville talk. “A lot has changed in Tunisia over the last five years. We have gone from dictatorship to revolution to political transition to what looks like the beginning of a promising,...

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Music Unites Us Event Recap

On June 16th, TEDxJacksonville partnered with Don’t Miss A Beat (DMAB) to host “Music Unites Us,”  a Salon dedicated to exploring music’s ability to convey stories about emotion, equity, access and social justice.   The sold-out crowd filled DMAB’s building in the Woodstock neighborhood of Jacksonville....

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Aging: Everybody’s Doing It! Salon Event Recap

Simply because of the title — "Aging: Everybody's Doing It!" — many would have expected an older audience in attendance. However, this TEDxJacksonville Salon, brought together a diverse audience. It seems we’re all interested in this common thread we face, growing older and caring for...

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7 Questions for Tessa Duvall

Tessa Duvall joined The Florida Times-Union as the education, children and families reporter in December 2014. She graduated with Bachelor’s degrees in journalism and sociology from Western Kentucky University in December 2013 and spent a year reporting on education from the dusty oil fields of West Texas before moving...