Bastiat Jax tackles civil discourse on social media as debates heat up ahead of election

Civil discourse is up front and center as debates on social media, and censorship of same, heat up ahead of the US presidential election in November. It’s common for people to praise or criticize candidates, but for many of us, discourse would be beneficial if it delved into matters like philosophy and policy. As someone whose career focuses on the arts, particularly filmmaking, Jared Rush who founded Third Man Entertainment was a perfect choice for speaker at the virtual meeting the Bastiat chapter in Jacksonville held on August 12.

What many of us are now seeing on sites like Facebook doesn’t just have to do with what you post—now criticism is directed at what you don’t post. How do we make sense of all this? Continue reading “Bastiat Jax tackles civil discourse on social media as debates heat up ahead of election”

‘March a Mile in Their Boots’ will shine light on suicides in military

Florida native Tara Broocks has organized an effort that is part of a national initiative to raise awareness about preventing suicide among members of the military and veterans.

On Saturday, July 25, supporters of members of our military will ‘March a Mile in Their Boots’ to call attention to suicides among military members. The plight of those who take their own lives and the sheer numbers are a real eye opener. In September, 2019 the US Dept. of Defense published data in a report focusing on prevention. Just how bad is the problem?[Content continues after break and photo]
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Does Facebook think I’m a real Russian Spy?

One musician’s dilemma highlights the need for
decentralized social media platforms 

By Rebecca Day

 On Friday, March 13th, 2020 I sat at my kitchen table and I confronted an unprecedented dilemma. I had just arrived home from filing my taxes, and as I poured a cup of coffee, emails began pouring in. Due to the threat of COVID-19, my entire live music calendar for the foreseeable future was being wiped out by a tidal wave of cancellations. Continue reading “Does Facebook think I’m a real Russian Spy?”

Live music back as Florida moves to Phase 2; bars, theaters, and tattoos

Gov. Ron DeSantis is greenlighting businesses in Florida as Phase 2 reopenings begin. The indie music sector will welcome the opening of bars and pubs, but the venues must stay at 50 percent of capacity for areas inside. DeSantis made the announcement on June 3 at Universal Orlando. Continue reading “Live music back as Florida moves to Phase 2; bars, theaters, and tattoos”

Crazy Daysies trio to hit the ‘road’ with ‘Live from Ja’Ville’ on GetAMPED

*PLEASE SEE update below. 6/8/2020

Bands know what it’s like to be on the physical road, traveling from city to city for shows. With many cities canceling live music events, musicians are now traveling a different kind of road.

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