Cyd Hoskinson

Reporter / Host, "All Things Considered"

Cyd Hoskinson began working at WJCT on Valentine’s Day 2011. 

Among her many accomplishments, she hosted and produced a children’s radio show called "Balloons"; covered the Ted Bundy trial and, later, the Atlanta child murder trials; co-wrote, researched and produced "Flyers of Fortune," a radio documentary about an American pilot, who fought in the Spanish Civil War; co-produced a storytelling festival Telling Tales, at the Carter Center in Atlanta; interviewed former President Jimmy Carter, Coretta Scott King, Hosea Williams, Andrew Young, newspaper columnist Sydney J. Harris, Joan Fontaine and celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse.

Cyd is also a big fan of modern audio drama and, before coming to Jacksonville, she served on the Atlanta Radio Theatre Company’s Board of Directors.

She has a degree in elementary education from Florida State University — everything else she’s picked up along the way.

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Denver, Colorado-based Community Development Institute today took over the day-to-day management of Jacksonville's Head Start and Early Head Start programs.

The programs had been run by the Jacksonville Urban League until yesterday, when the federal Office of Head Start suspended the organization for a minimum of thirty days citing a pattern of safety violations at some of the child-development centers.

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89.9 WJCT is participating in the American Graduate project supported by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.  The goal of American Graduate is to reverse the national drop out crisis by identifying and then addressing the factors that cause students to leave school early.

"I’m Vivica Brown.  I’m the principal over our youth development programs as well as Weldon Academy which is at the old James Weldon Johnson Building.

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Nearly a thousand people, the vast majority of them women, gathered at the University of North Florida’s Fine Arts Center for the second annual Generation W Conference today.

The gathering was a veritable empowerment zone for women of all ages: from those just starting out in life to those who'd been there, done that and were ready to move on to something new.

Generation W founder Donna Orender:

"It starts with yourself.  You have to believe you have the capability."

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School Superintendent Dr. Nikolai Vitti’s plan to create what he calls "a college going culture" in each of Duval County's public high schools may have to be scaled back if state lawmakers get their way.

Vitti wants more students to participate in the dual enrollment program where students can take college classes and earn college credits for free while they're still in high school.

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Tobacco Free Florida Week turns five years old this month.

The program, Tobacco Free Florida, is a statewide cessation and prevention campaign that educates people about the dangers of smoking, and provides self-help resources for smokers who are trying to quit.

The Florida Department of Health reports the initiative, which is funded by the state's tobacco settlement fund, has helped more than 72,000 people quit smoking through its "Three Ways to Quit" program:

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