Heard On WJCT News

Apple

You might not think Jacksonville’s medical community could get excited about a smartwatch but you’d be wrong.

Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

A year ago WJCT reported that some of Jacksonville’s hardest hit by Hurricane Irma were also without the means to recover quickly. And today that’s proving to be true.

WJCT

On Thursday’s First Coast Connect we spoke with Ken Burns. The legendary filmmaker is in Jacksonville for a Thursday night screening and discussion panel of his latest documentary The Mayo Clinic Faith - Hope - Science at UNF (01:21).

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Florida Coastal School Of Law Appeal Denied by ABA

Sep 13, 2018
Jacksonville Daily Record

The American Bar Association has denied Florida Coastal School of Law’s appeal after the school was found not in compliance with the ABA’s accreditation standards.

Associated Press

The Florida Blue Foundation recently announced that it will be giving a three-year, $2-million grant to Jacksonville-based LSF Health Systems to fund a pilot project aimed at fighting the state’s epidemic of opioid overdoses.

@SanMarcoTrain via Twitter

Though it has largely flown under the radar, the Jacksonville Transportation Authority and its partners have quietly launched an ambitious bid that could ultimately bring passenger rail back to Downtown Jacksonville and spark millions in development in the process. 

Brendan Rivers / WJCT News

A year ago this week Hurricane Irma caused record flooding in many parts of Jacksonville, and some business owners are still dealing with the storm’s effects.

Republic Services

When it comes to recycling in Jacksonville, what some of us were taught years ago no longer applies. Why does that matter? 

"One dirty item can contaminate an entire truckload, so make sure recyclables are empty, clean and dry," says the website of recycling contractor Republic Services.

Veterans Today.com

It’s National Suicide Prevention Week. On Wednesday’s First Coast Connect we talked about the suicide crisis among veterans and what is being done locally to combat it with Katherine Eicher, the lead suicide prevention coordinator for VA in North Florida and South Georgia and Daniel Henry, Public Information Officer for the region’s VA (01:10).

USDA

Tuesday on First Coast Connect we discussed the progress involving treating opioid addiction on the First Coast with Beaches Recovery Medical Director Dr. Marcus Decarvalho and Teresa Holton, Client Care Coordinator and an alumna of the program (01:06).

FLGOV.COM AND SENATE.GOV

Little more than a month before their showdown for a U.S. Senate seat, Democratic incumbent Bill Nelson and Republican Gov. Rick Scott will square off Oct. 2 in a debate hosted by Telemundo, the campaigns announced. 

Repairing Hurricane Irma Damage At Jacksonville Parks Will Take Another Year

Sep 11, 2018
Will Dickey / The Florida Times-Union

The water that rolled over Riverside’s Memorial Park is long gone, but a year after Hurricane Irma slammed Jacksonville, the metal barricades along the park’s riverfront are an everyday reminder of the damage that was wrought.

UNF.edu / The University of North Florida

U.S. News & World Report has released its 2019 edition of “Best Colleges,” and for the eighth year in a row the University of North Florida was ranked as one of the “Best Regional” universities in the South.

Jacksonville flooding
Robert Torbert

Although current tracks have Hurricane Florence staying well north of Jacksonville, the River City remains in a vulnerable position when it comes to storms.

Bruce Lipsky / The Florida Times-Union

With Florence now a major hurricane and currently forecast to head to the Carolinas, First Coast area beachgoers need be aware of possible life threatening rip-currents this week.

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