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Jaguars; Blindness & The Pandemic; Mental & Emotional Health; StoryWalk

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Former Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette carries the ball during the first half of an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019

This morning, we discussed the Jacksonville Jaguars, who released running back Leonard Fournette on Monday. Off the field, members of the NFL team have also made headlines this year for raising their voice in the national racial justice movement.



WJCT News’ Sky LeBron and The Florida Times-Union sports and news reporter John Reid joined us.


The Blind Community And The Pandemic


Social distancing can be hard to maintain when you can't see. We spoke to Florida resident Mike Lantz about how he as a blind man navigates through the pandemic.  


Learn about WJCT’s Radio Reading Service for the blind and visually impaired.


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Coping Through The Pandemic


Kelly Mannel, a Goleman Emotional Intelligence-certified coach, joined us with some resources to help with maintaining your mental and emotional health during this pandemic.




The Jacksonville Public Library just launched StoryWalk, where children can enjoy both the outdoors and reading at the same time. The first book-related walk, bringing to life the book Over in a River, Flowing out to the Sea by Marianne Berkes, is at Klutho Park in Springfield from September through December of 2020. Families who participate in the StoryWalk will be eligibile for a free book at the main public library, while supplies last. Jacksonville Public Library spokesman Chris Boivin joined us on the program.


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Patrick Cantin is joining WJCT from the University of North Florida as a news intern for the fall 2020 semester.