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01/28/15: FSCJ President Cynthia Bioteau; Florida Community Solar; Scholastic Art Awards

FSCJ President Cynthia Bioteau

Florida State College at Jacksonville is marking its 50th anniversary this year, as well as the first year of the school's new president, Dr. Cynthia Bioteau. We speak with Bioteau about what's in store for FSCJ, and get her reaction to President Barack Obama's recent call for two years of free community college for American students.

In our Going Green segment, entrepreneurs Jonathon Fletcher and Paul Nicholson join us to discuss Florida Community Solar. This new initiative looks to create a centralized solar farm where individuals and businesses could buy and sell solar power directly to each other.

And we learn about the Northeast Florida chapter of the Scholastic Art Awards, the largest source of scholarships for creative young artists and writers. Anthony Sznakowski, Northeast Florida Art Education Association president, Jonathan Lynn, board member,  and Trevis Williams, Northeast Florida Scholastic Art Awards committee member, join us to discuss this week's award ceremony at LaVilla School of the Arts.


Sean Birch joined the WJCT team in late 2011 and was with the company until 2016.