Confederate Past: A Jacksonville Divided & Mental Health First Aid On The First Coast — #25

Feb 23, 2017

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Drive around Jacksonville and you'll eventually see the Confederate Monument at Hemming Park or maybe the Women of the Southern Confederacy Monument.

While some view these sites simply as a reminder of the city’s past, others see these displays as a nod to a darker side of the River City.

On this episode of Redux, we'll hear from the experts as well as our listeners.

Then we’ll fill you in on mental health first aid on the First Coast, as well as bringing you a story about Jacksonville’s first streetcar suburb. And finally, we’ll have a tale about everyone’s favorite lumbering marine mammal. Here’s a hint, it has an egg-shaped head, flippers and a flat tail.

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Jacksonville-based CSX To Lay Off 1,000, Change Leadership

CSX Corporation will lay off 1,000 management employees over the next few weeks, the Jacksonville-based company announced.

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10k To Receive Mental Health Training In Jacksonville

Health professionals from several Jacksonville hospitals are launching a project to train thousands of people to recognize the signs of mental illness, which can help reduce harmful stigma and get people connected to treatment faster.

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City Hall Display Celebrates Jacksonville's 1st 'Streetcar Suburb'

The front windows of Jacksonville’s City Hall are displaying photos and stories about different parts of the city’s history.

Listen To The Discussion Of Confederate Monuments On First Coast Connect

On “First Coast Connect” we discussed the prevalence of Confederate monuments in Jacksonville with historian Wayne Woods, activist Chevara Orrin and Jacksonville Magazine editor Joe White. 

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Business Brief: Public-Private 'Localnomics' Could Help Solve Economic Puzzles

"Localnomics” is the idea that cities’ and businesses’ working together is the best way to solve long-simmering economic problems. The concept was discussed last week at a meeting of the Jacksonville World Affairs Council.

Digital Content Editor Vince Kong can be reached at, 904-358-6349 or on Twitter @teamvincek