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COVID-19 Vaccine, Evictions, Night of Lights, SPAR

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As Coronavirus cases continue to rise, there is some good news on the horizon. 

Five Florida hospitals, including UF Health in Jacksonville, have been tapped as centers to store a COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available. That could happen by the end of this year or sometime early next year.   UF Health JacksonvilleInfection revention Specialist Chad Nielsen, joined us with more information.

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Fighting Against Evictions

November is National Youth Homeless Awareness Month and concerns are growing about the disruption of thousands of potential upcoming evictions on kids and families throughout Florida, as moratoriums on evictions could end next year despite the extension.  Shannon Nazworth, CEO of Ability Housing, joined us for a closer look.

Night Of Lights

There’s a new way to see St. Augustine’s Nights of Lights this year - by boat. Just hop aboard Sabrage, a 63-foot Custom Cooper Catamaran. Captain and co-owner Glen Davis joined us with details. 


Springfield is on the move. The pandemic and recession have taken their toll, but still, new businesses are opening; and older ones have found creative ways to keep going.  Kelly Rich, Executive Director of SPAR; Springfield Preservation and Revitalization, joined us to share the latest news from this historic Jacksonville neighborhood. 

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