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The summer heat in Jacksonville is slowly approaching, and it’s only getting hotter. Urban heat, driven by climate change, is now classified as a public health threat. The city of Jacksonville and the University of North Florida are partnering on a new heat mapping study that officials hope will reveal which parts of town are most threatened by extreme heat.


“Hands On”

Legendary Jacksonville civil rights attorney Bill Sheppard has died. He was 80. Sheppard was renowned for using the U.S. Constitution to fight civil rights injustices in Jacksonville and in Florida for nearly 50 years.

Guest: Chris Hand, WJCT contributor.

Electric vehicles 

This weekend, you can test drive the latest electric vehicles and find out more about making the switch to an elective vehicle. The JEA Drive Electric Earth Day event is free and set for Saturday at TIAA Bank Field.

Guest: Bill Bortzfield, host of “EV Rider” on YouTube.

Jacksonville Music Experience

WJCT Arts and Culture Editor Matt Shaw is back with this month’s Jacksonville Music Experience DJ session.

Guest: Matt Shaw, WJCT News arts and culture editor.

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