Jacksonville voters will not be able to decide whether local elected officials can have more time in office. That’s after the Jacksonville City Council unanimously voted to withdraw a bill Tuesday night.
A program at St. Vincent’s hospital is helping families with young kids learn to cope with cancer. The support group is called Kids Together Against Cancer.
At any given time, between four and eight North Florida families are attending the meetings at St. Vincent’s. Kids Together Against Cancer welcomes all families dealing with cancer, regardless of where parents are receiving treatment.
Social worker and coordinator Jenny Lehman says many parents have the same question: “How much information do I tell my children and does that change based on their age?”
We see headlines and controversy about immigrants and refugees coming into this country, but what are their experiences really like?
TEDxFSCJ will explore the topic Wednesday night in its first Salon of 2016, a selection of TED Talks on the immigrant and refugee experience. This event, titled "Immigrants, Refugees and Jacksonville’s Muslim-American Community," will feature a number of local voices.
We preview the event, and discuss the lives of Jacksonville's refugee and Muslim-American populations, with Dr. Paul Hendrickson, Assistant Professor of Speech Communication at FSCJ’s Deerwood Campus; Ranna Abduljawad, member of Floridians Responding to Refugees; and UNF professor Parvez Ahmed, with the Islamic Center of Northeast Florida.