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3/13/19: Anna Brosche; Solar Thermal; Mental Health Awareness

Heather Schatz
City Councilwoman and mayoral candidate Anna Lopez Brosche.

With less than a week to go before election day, candidates in Duval County are making their final push to sway voters.

The top race on the 2019 ballot is the one for Jacksonville’s next mayor. So, we’ve invited all the candidates for that position to appear on the show.

City Councilwoman and mayoral candidateAnna Lopez-Broschejoined us in the studio this morning to discuss her campaign and vision for Jacksonville.

Mayoral hopefuls Jimmy Hillappeared on the program Tuesday and Omega Allen will appear Thursday. We have not heard back from Mayor Lenny Curry. But he has an open invitation.

Related: Voters' Guide


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Solar thermal panels at Four Fathers distillery.

A local small veteran owned business is taking  solar thermal energy to the next nevel.

The technology is different than others we’ve seen in the past.

While older technology works fine for homes, this technology can produce much higher temperatures.

Karen O’Brien, the Co-Founder of Artic Solar, joined us with more for Wednesday’s “Going Green.”

Related: Local Distillery Installs Solar Tech Made In Jacksonville For Some Sun-Powered Booze


Michelle Wright, a local Licensed Mental Health Counselor, recently offered free mental health screenings and plans to do so again in May.

Her mission is to try to help break the stigma surrounding mental health - namely, that you are not your disorder.

The screenings are by appointment only. Email to reserve a spot.

Wright joined us now with more.

Samantha Kindler can be reached at, 904-358-6317 or on Twitter at @kindlersamantha.

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