Karen Feagins

Director, Programming & News

Karen Feagins joined WJCT in 2005, and has worked in many different roles at the station in both radio and television. Her love of journalism and storytelling began in the 4th grade when she was named editor of the newspaper at her elementary school in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. Karen attended the University of Missouri to study Broadcast Journalism, and spent several years as a commercial television news reporter before finding her home in public broadcasting. She is now news director and head of radio programming WJCT, and assists with the production of "First Coast Connect."

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First Coast Connect
3:37 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

Media Roundtable: Crist Wins Democratic Primary While Local Race Heads To Recount

The results of the August primary election and its historically low voter turnout are making news this week.

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Politics
5:47 pm
Tue August 26, 2014

Live Blog - 2014 Primary Elections

Fant campaigners tallying razor thin margin by hand.
Credit Peter Haden / WJCT

UPDATE 10:12

From reporter Rhema Thompson:

With 53 percent of the vote, Paula Wright will remain in office as District 4 School Board Member for another four years. She beat challenger Darryl Willie by about 740 votes.

District 4 seat oversees much of the so-called “transformation region” of Duval County, home to some of the district’s lowest performing schools and the focus of several privately funded efforts to turn them around.

 

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12:33 pm
Sat August 23, 2014

WJCT Host Al Letson: People Of Ferguson Trying To Turn Bad Into Good

Lead in text: 
Al Letson, host of the national NPR program State of the Re:Union and WJCT's Freestyle, traveled to Ferguson along with Florida Times-Union reporter Topher Sanders. Letson says there is a "gap in understanding" there.
Though people in Ferguson, Mo., are tired of answering questions about their troubled town, they're still patient with those asking, said Al Letson, Jacksonville poet, playwright and public-radio host.Letson - host of the nationally syndicated radio show, "State of the Re:Union" and of a WJCT show called "Freestyle" - is in Ferguson with the Times-Union's Topher Sanders.Between interviews, Letson shared some of what he'd seen there so far.What were your initial impressions of Ferguson?
First Coast Connect
2:51 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

Judge Hears Arguments On New Congressional Map

Voting rights groups challenged this original map for Congresswoman Corrine Brown's district.
Credit News4Jax

Tallahassee Circuit Judge Terry Lewis said Wednesday that he will soon make a decision in the lawsuit over Florida’s Congressional district maps.

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First Coast Connect
3:19 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

City Council To Vote On Food Truck Ordinance

Food trucks at the 2013 Fall Food Festival in the downtown Jacksonville.
Credit Jax Truckies / Facebook

In a closely watched issue for local food truck owners and fans, drafted legislation for Jacksonville’s food truck ordinance will go before City Council committees this week.

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Jacksonville Jaguars
10:50 am
Fri July 25, 2014

'World's Largest' Video Boards At EverBank Designed To Get Fans Off The Couch And Into The Stadium

The new video boards at Everbank Field are 60 feet high and 362 feet long. They'll be unveiled at an event Saturday featuring a friendly soccer match between Fulham Football Club and D.C. United followed by a concert with country star Carrie Underwood.
Credit Jacksonville Jaguars

Saturday the Jacksonville Jaguars will unveil what the team is calling the world's largest video boards.

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Arts & Culture
7:40 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

Jax Arts Advocates Propose New Street Art Legislation

One of the first installments of public art, Midnight City adorns the side of downtown restaurant Burrito Gallery. MactruQue painted the mural in 2004.
Credit Clay Hackett

After a Jacksonville artist was arrested for painting city-owned utility boxes, the city could soon consider legislation that would pay artists to do the same thing.

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Law & Order
2:59 pm
Mon June 16, 2014

'Keith Haring's Ghost' Will Not Face Jail Time, Conviction

A utility box painting by 'Keith Haring's Ghost' in Jacksonville's San Marco neighborhood in 2013. The art, now known to have been painted by Chip Southworth, has since been removed.
Credit Melissa Ross / WJCT

The case of the artist known as Keith Haring's Ghost, who was arrested for painting utility boxes in Jacksonville, was resolved on Monday without a conviction according to his attorney.

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First Coast Connect
3:30 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

Going Green: Using Existing Spaces To Create New Landscapes

A renovated planter at Jacksonville's Hemming Plaza.
Credit Emily Long / WJCT

Homeowners thinking about overhauling their yards or patios can conserve while they renovate by using existing spaces to create new looks.

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Arts & Culture
3:06 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

Award-Winning Culinary Author Steven Raichlen Brings 'Man Made Meals' To Jax

Steven Raichlen
Credit Steven Raichlen/Primal Grill

Over the past few decades more and more men have gotten into the kitchen, including culinary writer and public television host Steven Raichlen.

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