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First Coast Connect

09/30/15: ReThink Aging; North Florida Land Trust; Hope's Closet; 'A Prairie Home Companion'

This week, Jacksonville Community Council, Inc. (JCCI) will release the results of its "ReThink Aging" study into finding ways to maximize the quality of life for senior citizens on the First Coast. We discuss making this area an age-friendly region with Jeff Johnson, state director for AARP Florida. Johnson will be the keynote speaker at JCCI's annual meeting this week.

In today's Going Green segment, North Florida Land Trust director Jim McCarthy joins us with a look at why the group is among a number of conservation groups throughout the state that are concerned over the latest request for funds from the Land Acquisition Fund established by Amendment 1.

The Church of Eleven 22 in Jacksonville recently opened Hope’s Closet, a thrift store to help support the church's local and global efforts. We learn more from general manager Corie Whidden and staff member Ron Armstrong.

And we preview the return of public radio favorite "A Prairie Home Companion" to 89.9's airwaves with Karen Feagins, WJCT vice president of content and operations.

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