Redux: Weekly Newsmagazine From WJCT

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Redux is a weekly newsmagazine from WJCT featuring stories from the First Coast, as well as music from WJCT After Hours programming.

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On this episode of Redux:

A huge state education law is expected to create headaches for Duval County’s worn-out school buildings.

Over in LaVilla new tenants and renovations are coming to a historic African-American hospital.

Plus, navigating a tangle of rules when you’re trying to stand up a small business.

And a musical performance by Crystal Garden.

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On this episode of Redux: 

A look at Mayor Lenny Curry’s proposed budget, the first since 2011 with some “wiggle room” to spend on infrastructure and other big projects like getting downtown ready for developers who might want some waterfront property.

Then, Democrat Gwen Graham swung through Jacksonville and picked up a couple of endorsements this week on her quest for the governor’s mansion.

A pilot program to help the homeless shows housing them first and providing other supports later is a big money saver.

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Florida Department of Transportation

On this episode of Redux: “First Coast Connect” callers react to a viral video of a 21-year-old Jacksonville man’s being cited by a police officer for jaywalking and not carrying a driver’s license.

A new UF Health Jacksonville initiative will target black churches to spread the gospel of healthy choices.

Dogs that may have been headed for euthanasia at local shelters get a “new leash on life” after graduating from obedience training in a Jacksonville prison.

Jessica Palombo / WJCT News

On this episode of Redux: Hotels and restaurants could be next, as a Jacksonville City Councilman wants to require human trafficking information in more types of businesses. 

Ennis Davis of Modern Cities tells WJCT News Director Jessica Palombo how a planned land swap could land JEA a new headquarters near the Duval County Courthouse and at the same time revitalize an area with lots of empty storefronts. 

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On this episode of Redux, we bring you an update on a 2010 case that was originally ruled a suicide but has since evolved into something altogether different.

Here's the latest on the death of St. Augustine woman Michelle O’Connell from Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter Walt Bogdanich. 

Then, St. Augustine Mayor Nancy Shaver has left no doubt where she stands on the impact of sea water rise in her area. But when it comes to using the term “global warming,” that’s another story. Find out why.

Also, find out what one politician is doing to help keep police mug shots away from companies looking to make a profit. We’ll then bring you a story about retail trends in Jacksonville, as well as stories about free swim lessons for area youth and beach renourishment.


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