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05/25/16: Cold Cases; Bill Thomas; MOSH JEA HydroLogic Exhibit; FNEFL And LSS Partner

Cold Cases

Duval County has more than 1,200 unsolved murders dating back to 1970, but no statewide data is available.

Now advocates from the Jacksonville group Project: Cold Case hope their new online database will help find justice for these many forgotten victims.

We discuss efforts to solve these cases in Northeast Florida and around the state with Ryan Backmann, founder of Project: Cold Cases, Sen. Aaron Bean (R-Fernandina Beach), and WJCT News reporter Lindsey Kilbride.

Watch this interview, courtesy of our partner TVJax.


Bill Thomas

He's a noted author and international authority on geriatric medicine and eldercare.

Dr. Bill Thomas of AARP will appear at the WJCT's studios Wednesday.

He’ll be giving a Masters Level class and discussion on Disrupt Aging, a movement that challenges outdated beliefs and sparks new solutions and conversations so people can choose how they live and age.

Thomas joins us with a preview of his talk.

Watch this interview, courtesy of our partner TVJax.


MOSH 'JEA HydroLogic' Exhibit.

"JEA HydroLogic" is a living outdoor exhibit at Jacksonville’s Museum of Science and History.

The exhibit encourages efficient water use for landscaping home lawns and gardens, and features a giant mural painted by celebrated local artist Shaun Thurston.

We learn more about it from Thurston and Maria Hane, director of MOSH, in this week's Going Green segment.

Feeding Northeast Florida and Lutheran Social Services Partner

It’s a new partnership focused on everything from feeding the hungry in this area, to helping refugees and AIDS patients.

For two years, the Jacksonville nonprofits Feeding Northeast Florida and Lutheran Social Services have waged a fairly public feud in what local media outlets dubbed the “Food Bank War.”

Now, new leaders from both organizations have decided to work together.

Luke Layow, CEO of Feeding Northeast Florida, nd Mary Strickland, president of Lutheran Social Services, join us to discuss their new partnership.

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