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Vaccine Holdouts; Food Waste Prevention; Stop Asian Hate Rally; She is Fierce; WGW


With people 16 and older now eligible for a COVID vaccination in Florida, the push is on to convince the state's entire adult population to get a shot.

Brandi Bates, State Public Information Officer at the Gateway Town Center vaccination site and Kimber Kipp from FEMA's Public Information Office joined us with more on vaccination availabilities and challenges. 

Florida Food Waste Prevention Week

Americans wasted billions of pounds of food last year. Advocate and event organizer Joanna Berens joined us to discuss the importance of recycled and resourceful foods. More information on the Florida Food Waste Prevention Week can be found at

Stop Asian Hate Rally

A rally scheduled for Saturday, April 10 at Memorial Park in Riverside is aimed at stopping Asian hate. Wen Raiti, President of the National Asian American PAC Florida, joined us with the details and what to expect at the rally, which will be held from 4 to 6 p.m.

She Is Fierce!

Locally-based global women’s network She Is Fierce! has announced the return of a live, in-person events schedule for 2021. Founder Kelly Youngs joined us with more on her organization 

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Michael Gonzalez is joining WJCT News as a spring intern from Jacksonville University.