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3/14/19: Omega Allen; Dentist Shortage; "A Closer Look at Gender and Legacy"

Mayoral candidate Omega Allen
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Mayoral candidate Omega Allen, who is running with no party affiliation, spoke about her plans for Jacksonville and answered listener's questions before the March 19 election.

Related: WJCT Voter’s Guide

Dentist Shortage

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Dental therapists fall between a dentist and a dental hygienist. They can provide preventative and restorative care.

The Floridians for Access Coalition states that five million Floridians live in areas with a dentist shortage crisis.

Dr. Frank Catalanotto, a spokesperson of the Floridians for Dental Access coalition, pediatric dentist, longtime dental educator, and past president of the American Dental Education Association, joined us to take a closer look at this issue - as well as a proposed solution.

"A Closer Look at Gender and Legacy"

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Via The Cummer Museums & Gardens
Augusta Savage at work on "The Harp", 1935-1945, New York World's Fair (1939-1940).

March is Women’s History Month, and to mark the occasion, The Cummer Museums & Gardens will host “A Closer Look at Gender and Legacy,” a free panel discussion - in conjunction with MOSH and Generation W - on Tuesday, March 18.

Holly Keris, chief curator, Cummer Museum & Gardens; and Stacy Ellison, director of operations and Programming, Generation W, gave us a preview of the event.

Amanda Brannon can be reached at newsteam@wjct.org, 904-358-6317.

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