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The first three days of the Jan. 6 committee hearings will be repeated tomorrow Saturday, June 25, at 10 a.m. on Jax PBS More! (7.4 and Comcast 212).
First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross

COVID And Opening FL; Earth Day; Groundwork Jax; JME

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis
Gov. Ron DeSantis Transition Team

Dr. Anthony Fauci spoke with our news partner WJXT4 this week, and expressed his concern about the state opening up.  

Florida has rising COVID numbers and has the most cases of the UK variant, making the decision to open Florida a controversial one. Michelle Aquino is a hospitalist at Baptist Health and medical correspondent at Action News Jax, and she joined us with her take.  

Earth Day

Today is Earth Day. The Biden administration has rejoined the Paris Climate accords and is holding a summit today, pledging to seek ambitious cuts in emissions that are causing the planet to warm. However, Florida author John Englander says that there’s still plenty of other work to be done. We spoke to him about all this and his new book, Moving to Higher Ground.  

Groundwork Jax

Groundwork Jacksonville will partner with other environmental nonprofit organizations to present Earth Day: A Celebration of Stewardship on Saturday, April 24. This free event will help raise environmental awareness and teach residents alike about what they can do to make the environment safer.  Shanell Davis-Bryant, Program Manager of Groundwork Jacksonville, and Javon Williams, CEO of Jax Youth Works, joined us with details.  

Music Of The Month

This month's Jacksonville Music Experience DJ Sessions is here! Contributor Matt Shaw joined us to share his song picks by local musicians for April.

Patrick Cantin can be reached at newsteam@wjct.org and on Twitter.