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COVID Vaccine Priority; Holocaust Rememberance Day; Jax Film Festival; ADAPT

A teacher and student are pictured in a Chicago classroom in this file photo.
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A teacher and student are pictured in a Chicago classroom in this file photo.

Governor Ron DeSantis is giving Florida’s senior citizens priority to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.  

However, Duval County School Board Chair Elizabeth Andersen is asking him to make teachers a priority during the next phase of coronavirus vaccine distribution, sparking a discussion over who should receive it first. She joined us with her thoughts on the matter.  

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Holocaust Rememberance Day

International Holocaust Day is Wednesday, January 27. To honor this somber remembrance of the 6 million who perished in the Holocaust, Jewish Family & Community Services will host free, live virtual tours of its Frisch Family Holocaust Memorial Gallery. CEO Colleen Rodriguez and curator Hope McMath joined us to share a preview.  

Jacksonville Film Festival

The 2021 Jacksonville Film Festival is coming up soon, with a slate of more than 80 films from all over the world.  Programming Director Tim Driscoll joined us with a preview, and to explain how this year will be different.

ADAPT Virtual Event

Join us for a virtual panel discussion this Thursday evening, on what a new year, a new Congress, and a new presidential administration could mean for climate policy in Northeast Florida and beyond.  WJCT News’ lead ADAPT reporter Brendan Rivers will moderate the conversation with experts who are working to slow climate change and protect those who are most vulnerable to its impacts in Northeast Florida.  He joined us with more.

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