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Art Of Education, Duval School Mediation & The 'Hurricane Lady' — Episode 8

Redux: The Week In Review From WJCT News
Bonnie Zerr
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WJCT News

Welcome to Redux, a weekly newsmagazine from WJCT and the podcast of the First Coast. 

This week, we look at education on the First Coast, from the role of arts in the modern curriculum to addressing the question: What's next for the Duval County School Board after a workshop to discuss student achievement devolved a heated exchange among its members?

Also on the program, the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce looks to promote higher education in the River City, and the story of the Hurricane Lady.

In addition, Redux features WJCT's After Hours programming. This week, we look at String Theory.

The podcast is hosted by Vince Kong.

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Psychology major Jeff Mixon is trying to cash his check in order to buy his family groceries.

UNF Students ‘Walk A Mile In A Refugee’s Shoes’

Jacksonville is the primary hub for refugees entering Florida through the U.S. Department of State program. Now, a University of North Florida professor is aiming to help students understand the plioght of refugees by getting her students to walk a mile in their shoes.

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Students graduating
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Business Brief: Jax Chamber Program Helps More People Get College Degrees, Certificates

Getting more people qualified for the workforce is the goal of a Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce program called Earn Up. Its efforts recently earned the Chamber a competitive national grant of $40,000 to expand its reach.

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For 170 Years, St. Augustine’s Faithful Pray To Nameless Saint For Deliverance From Storms

Two weeks after Hurricane Matthew skirted the First Coast, many residents are still displaced after their homes were flooded. But if the eye of the storm came ashore, it could have been much worse.

Now some true believers credit a St. Augustine religious legend for minimizing the destruction.

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Digital Content Editor Vince Kong can be reached at vkong@wjct.org, 904-358-6349 or on Twitter @teamvincek