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09/01/15: St. Johns River Water Withdrawals; First Coast Hispanic Chamber Of Commerce; Judy Wells

The Central Florida Water Initiative has put forward a plan to withdraw hundreds of millions of gallons of water from the St. Johns River to supply development in the Orlando area. This plan is being fiercely opposed by officials here in Jacksonville, including Mayor Lenny Curry's administration and the St. Johns Riverkeeper. We discuss this battle over water with Brian Teeple, Executive Director of the Northeast Florida Regional Council.

The First Coast Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is currently accepting applications for its "Achieve the Dream" scholarship for First Coast students of Hispanic descent. CEO Maribel Hernandez joins us with more.

And travel expert Judy Wells drops by with tips for traveling overseas, as well as her experiences visiting Cambodia and Vietnam.

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