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        Dive into the heart of Northeast Florida with First Coast Connect . This captivating weekday call-in program brings you face-to-face with the region's movers and shakers, from community leaders and local artists to standout event planners. Engage in vibrant discussions and delve into the week's hottest topics with our exciting Friday Roundtable, featuring a dynamic mix of local media personalities and civic luminaries. Tune in, connect and become part of the community conversation.

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        What's Health Got to Do with It? is an engaging weekly talk show hosted by Dr. Joe Sirven, a renowned physician and medical journalist. The show navigates the intricacies of the healthcare system, offering insight into treatment access, insurance coverage, and maintaining good health. Each episode, centered around a specific topic, dives into compelling healthcare stories and explores solutions for healthcare challenges. The program encourages active listener participation, fostering a community that is locally-focused and solution-driven on healthcare issues.

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        Dr. Joe Sirven examines how dismissing a patient's symptoms can lead to misdiagnosis. Then he discusses the correlation between sleep and mental health.
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        Hear what Florida is talking about each week with newsmakers and journalists discussing issues defining the Sunshine State, hosted by Tom Hudson.

        This show is co-produced by WLRN in Miami and WUSF in Tampa.

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        Dignitaries, homeowners and community members in Lake Worth Beach celebrated the ribbon cutting for three affordable cottage homes — part of an ongoing effort to address the county’s housing crisis, county officials said during the gathering.
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        This week on The Florida Roundup, we spoke with Redington Beach Mayor David Will about his opposition to a bill vetoed by Gov. Ron DeSantis that would have created statewide regulations for short-term vacation rentals (00:53). Then, we spoke with WLRN's Daniel Rivero and WUSF's Steve Newborn about how presidential politics are playing out in Florida after both the Biden and Trump campaign made stops in the state (20:11). Plus, we look behind the scenes at the group tasked with forecasting the financial impact of the proposed abortion amendment that will appear on November's ballot (37:10). And later, we hear more from listeners weighing in on new condo reforms (46:54).
        Immerse yourself in the rhythm of Jacksonville with the Jacksonville Music Experience (JME). Brought to you by WJCT Public Media, JME is your passport to an eclectic musical journey. From unique radio stations to curated playlists, live events, and insider insights - discover, explore and fall in love with Jacksonville's dynamic music scene through JME.
        • Lovers of synth-pop, post-punk, and waves new, dark and cold, lend us your ears: Jacksonville’s own Glass Chapel have released their first new music in more than a year, the darkly romantic “Alive.” The trio self-produced “Alive,” their first single since May 2023’s “Foreign Rain,” with mastering by Matthew Messore (Cathedral Bells, Midi Memory). Jake Phillips (vocals, guitar, synth, drum ...
        • Our weekly Go concert recommendations are updated every week. For a comprehensive list of this week’s concerts, go to our live music calendar page. Want our concert picks delivered to your inbox every Tuesday? Sign up of the JME Live newsletter and never miss a show. Indie Rock Two Door Cinema Club w/ Flipturn – Wednesday, July 17 Daily’s Place | Downtown Jacksonville Irish dance-punk ...
        • Another record, another reinvention for Toro y Moi. In the two years since his the funk-driven full length MAHAL, the indie polymath has released an album of instrumentals, and, now, changed course with “Tuesday,” an industrial, melodically pop-punk anthem that foreshadows his latest sonic exploration, Hole Erth (due in September on Dead Oceans). With jagged guitar tones and an earnest ...
        • The Electro Lounge is back and rolling out weekly dreamscapes — it’s an eclectic hour of chillout, downtempo songs, curiosities and deep cuts every Saturday at 10 p.m. on WJCT News 89.9. Listen here. Here’s what we played on June 22. Electro Lounge airs Saturday nights at 10 p.m. on WJCT News 89.9 and re-airs on the Independent 89.9 HD4 on Sundays at ...
        • A toothy track from their new five-song release, Wannabe Rock N’ Roll, the tune “Dog Bite” by beaches-based rockers Seagate is a three-minute garage-rock grinder with just enough echo and fuzz guitar to nudge it into psychedelic shimmer. A grinding, lockstep riff of barre chords and minimalist drum wallop is stabbed and goaded by some sizzling guitar, as vocalist-guitarist Sam ...
        • Happy July, Neighbors! I hope your holiday weekend was restful and accompanied with grilled food and sun. I made sure that the show was upbeat so the listeners could bask in the festivities. But if you missed the show, below is the list of jams that were played. We had a dose of local music (Jeremy Ryan & Culture School, ...
        • Considered one of the best emcees of his (or any) generation, Lupe Fiasco’s sword remains sharp. On his latest the mid-tempo, jazz-infused “No. 1 Headband,” a single from a new full length Samurai (out now on 1st & 15th Too by way of Thirty Tigers), the Chicago rapper slices and dices. Showing off his agility with a dynamically diverse delivery, ...
        • Australian band King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard will touch down on U.S. soil in a little over a month for a lengthy romp through some of North America’s most-hallowed theaters, theatres, amphitheaters and arenas including the The Forum in Los Angeles, three nights at Denver’s Red Rocks and, in November, a visit to The Amp in St. Augustine. In ...
        • The lineup for this year’s 11th annual edition of the Suwannee Hulaween festival has been unveiled, with a first-of-its-kind collaboration between Grateful Dead co-founder Bobby Weir and perennial festival fixtures The String Cheese Incident—dubbed The Bobby Weir Incident—at the top of the bill. The impromptu supergroup’s one and, for the foreseeable future, only performance will comprise two consecutive sets closing ...
        • The instrumental music of Swiss-Ecuadorian siblings Hermanos Gutiérrez can sound tailor made for a listening culture that exalts vibes over all else. However, much like Khruangbin – perhaps the most exalted purveyors of vibes – the brothers’ intricate guitar work is best enjoyed as an intentional listening experience, rather than a passive one. On “Low Sun,” the lead single from ...
        Reporters from public radio stations across the state bring you timely news and information from around Florida. Whether it's legislative maneuvers, the economy, environmental issues, tourism, business, or the arts, Capital Report provides information on issues that affect the lives of everyday Floridians.You can also subscribe to Capital Report as a podcast on Apple, Spotify, and Google.
        • On tonight's program: Water breaks for outside workers, if ordered by local governments, are now banned in Florida Could federal action restore those heat protections? With the words “climate change” banned from state government in Florida, it seems some local jurisdictions are picking up the slack; With the incidence of hostile hacks on the rise, we’ll take a look at what can be done to foil the cybercrooks; Governor DeSantis’s statewide veto of arts and culture funding is drawing opposition; Youthful advocates make the difference as Florida lawmakers finally extend the services available for former foster kids; And who’s to blame for all the political conflicts nowadays? A seasoned and savvy lawmaker suggests there’s lots of blame to spread around.
        • On tonight’s program: Could President Biden’s less-than-stellar performance on the debate stage last week tarnish the electoral chances of Florida Democrats?; A new law allowing religious chaplains to be school counselors could have some unintended consequences; Some state education officials aren’t exactly thrilled about the academic achievement at two publicly funded universities; The Union of Concerned Scientists is especially concerned about the state of Florida; The question rages on in Tallahassee: how much will a proposed constitutional amendment actually cost if it passes?; The Florida Highway Patrol is urging special caution on the highways during the long and deadly Fourth of July weekend; And a new state law will force local Florida cities that use red light cameras for traffic law enforcement to be more forthcoming about where the money goes.
        • On tonight’s program: Two years after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade handing abortion decisions to individual states, abortion access advocates are speaking out; Survivors of now-shuttered reform schools are celebrating a monumental effort to compensate them for the horrific abuse they suffered. And the governor’s decision to eliminate local arts funding from the state budget sends the community reeling; The U.S. Supreme Court says cities and counties can enforce bans on sleeping outside. And a new Florida law takes effect in October to do just that. Now advocates worry the state is criminalizing homelessness; Floridians fed up with so-called nuisance black bears can now shoot if they feel threatened. But one researcher says it’s all a misunderstanding; And the state makes a forceful pushback on antisemitism with a set of new laws.
        • On tonight's program: Legislative leaders say they will use reserve funds to pay workers after a surprise veto by the governor; New services for Florida’s military veterans bring near universal applause; Governor DeSantis’s “Stop Woke” act is facing a court challenge; A bill imposing tougher financial disclosure standards for city officials versus county officials in Florida is on hold following a federal judge’s ruling; Still awaiting the governor’s action – or inaction – is a bill stripping away most of the power wielded by local ethics boards when it comes to the misbehavior of elected officials; The cost of Florida’s proposed constitutional amendment guaranteeing abortion access was unclear. But that’s apparently resolved and the issue should be ready for the November ballot; And we tag along with a Juneteenth observance that turned out to be a real learning experience.
        • On tonight’s program: Those seeking gender affirming care in Florida now have even more hurdles to contend with; Both federal and state law enforcers agree human trafficking is horrible. What they don’t agree about is how to handle the cases; Despite claims that Florida’s teachers are seeing big boosts in their pay – with more on the way – others are taking issue with that; Oh, the challenges that face our special ed teachers, which explains the current shortage; Population changes in Florida are just one factor contributing to recent jumps in the cost of living for Floridians; Florida’s new citrus production numbers continue the downslide; And while Florida’s considered the nation’s number one state for boating, it’s also the number one state for boating accidents.
        • Florida recently issued new guidance on when an abortion can be performed under exceptions, but providers say it has caused even more confusion.
        Florida Frontiers: The Weekly Radio Magazine of the Florida Historical Society is a combination of interview segments and produced features covering history-based events, exhibitions, activities, places and people in Florida. Join host Ben Brotemarkle as he explores the relevance of Florida history to contemporary society, and promotes awareness of heritage and culture tourism options in the state.
        Discover Jacksonville like never before with Jacksonville Today, a nonprofit local digital journalism service from WJCT Public Media. With a daily five-minute read, stay updated on the city's top news, events, and engaging opinion pieces. Beyond news, it's your doorway to actively participate in the community. Get ready to experience Jacksonville, one email at a time.
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        Marketplace, hosted by the charismatic Kai Ryssdal and produced by American Public Media (APM), is an influential and informative radio program that delivers a fresh perspective on the economy, business, and finance.
        • Retail sales numbers released today show spending was flat last month. But if you look a little deeper, you’ll see Americans spent more in June than May. What does this mean for the Federal Reserve as it considers lowering interest rates? Also: Homebuilders are feeling a little less confident, and AI is trying to read emotions. Plus, the nocturnal sprint at UPS’ one-day-shipping hub.
        • The economy seems to be coming in for a soft landing, and that’s a big reason banks are doing so well. Markets are up, emboldening companies to make merger deals, which they pay investment banks to execute. JPMorgan Chase just posted the highest quarterly net income for a bank in U.S. history — $18.1 billion. Also: On the eve of Amazon Prime Day, how a shipping hub handles quick turnarounds. Plus, another decline in China’s GDP, and a DJ looks back at her analog life spinning vinyl.
        • Nearly a million Texans are without power after Hurricane Beryl damaged an already fragile energy grid. As they wait for the lights come back on, we’ll explain why pretty much the whole country needs costly energy grid updates, especially as climate change makes weather more extreme. Also in this episode: Students who attended for-profit colleges are drowning in debt, and legal experts break down what might happen to federal regulatory agencies without the Chevron deference.
        • Inflation cooled for the third straight month in June, and borrowers hope rate cuts come soon. But will enough “good data” show up to ease the risks of a flare-up in prices? We break down the Fed’s decision-making process — and explain why shelter prices are one thing holding the central bank back. Also in this episode: Workers at the Port of Baltimore are full steam ahead as the region recovers from the Key Bridge collapse, and a SCOTUS decision opens the door to changes in tribal nation health care management.
        • Inquiring minds want to know: When will the Federal Reserve cut interest rates? Fed Chair Jay Powell isn’t ready to answer that question. But when rates are cut, there’s gonna be a lag before the Americans feels it. Also in this episode: Egg-freezing rates skyrocket as more employer benefits cover the procedure, the U.S. is less trade-oriented than other countries, and nearly half of Gen Xers aren’t financially on track to retire, a new study says.