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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The city’s planned Day Resource Center for homeless men and women is getting a major influx of cash to help with construction. Wells Fargo announced Monday it will donate $70,000 to the project. 

It's expected to cost around $180,000 to turn the small, 3,000 square foot, windowless building behind the City Rescue Mission on State Street into a place where homeless people can go during the day.

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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.

Last month, we brought you the story of 19-year old Andre Williams, a senior at Sandalwood High School. Williams has spent the last month at Grand Park Educational Center, the school of last resort for high school students who’ve broken one too many rules.

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The pair of explosions that killed three people and injured more than 140 others near the Boston Marathon finish line Monday may have struck fear in the hearts of Jacksonville runners. It’s unlikely, though, to stop them from doing what they love. 

Jacksonville runner Jason Toney works at 1st Place Sports.  He says his goal has always been to participate in the Boston Marathon, and Monday’s explosions aren’t going to change that. If anything, it could make him even more determined to get there.

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African American author and folklorist Zora Neale Hurston is best known for her 1937 novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office continues to investigate the shooting death Saturday morning of 13 year old Titania Mitchell. Mitchell was reportedly visiting family members at a house in the 11300 block of Riverstone Way when she was shot once.  Police have said that Titania was one of five children who were alone in the house at the time of the shooting, and that her death may have been an accident.