Jacksonville

Nikeya Heath

In celebration of his birthday Wednesday, Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry announced an initiative to give a book to all babies born in Duval County.

The 5 & Dime Theatre Company

One of Jacksonville’s newest theater companies, the 5 & Dime, is expanding its offerings with a kids’ summer theater camp in downtown Jacksonville.

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"Why do people pick up and move from one city to another?"

Michel Curi

The National Endowment for the Arts awarded Jacksonville’s Museum of Contemporary Arts a $30,000 grant.

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Religious restrictions may have driven Basya Schechter away from her community, but it couldn’t take away her love of traditional music.

Thursday on First Coast Connect we spoke with Cultural Council executive director Tony Allegretti about U.S. News and World Report ranking Jacksonville 45th on the list of best U.S. cities to live in. We also heard from Douglas Anderson School for the Arts principal Jackie Cornelius about this year’s Extravaganza.  

   

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A public health crisis spinning out of control.

That’s how Dr. Valarie Rao, medical examiner for Florida’s 4th District, describes North Florida's opioid epidemic. The district encompasses Duval, Clay, Nassau, Hamilton and Columbia Counties.

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Welcome to Redux, a weekly newsmagazine from WJCT and the podcast of the First Coast. 


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Greenscape of Jacksonville teamed up with TD Bank on Wednesday to plant fruit trees in an eastside Jacksonville neighborhood.


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As the work week comes to an end, let WJCT's interns Kayla Davis, Blake Allen and Andre Roman be your guides for art, culture and fun on the First Coast.

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