8/14/19: The Future of Energy in Florida; Proton Therapy; Relaxing With Sound Therapy

Aug 14, 2019

Florida’s Public Service Commission is meeting this week, and  setting energy efficiency standards for the state’s utilities.

However, the hearings are happening under some controversy. Cities and counties around the state are pushing the group to call for stronger energy efficiency goals - including here in Jacksonville at JEA.

Annie Gilleo, Senior Manager for State Policy, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy; WJCT reporter Brendan Rivers; And Bruce Doueck, a long-term former JEA employee, joined us for a closer look.

Proton Therapy

UF Health’s Proton Therapy Institute is celebrating a milestone and expanding its lifesaving proton therapy program.

Stuart Klein, Executive Director of the UF Health Proton Therapy Institute; And Nancy Mendenhall, MD, Medical Director of the UF Health Proton Therapy Institute, and Professor and Associate Chair of the University of Florida Department of Radiation Oncology joined us with more.

Melissa Ross watches as Diana Manzano plays a sound bowl in Studio 5.
Credit Heather Schatz/ WJCT

National Relaxation Day

Is the new school year - or anything else - stressing you out? If so, you’re not alone. And, you’re also in luck, since tomorrow is National Relaxation Day! 

Diana Manzano, a sound energy practitioner with Sound Bath Jax, joined us with one way to relax known as sound bowl therapy.

Heather Schatz can be reached at hschatz@wjct.org, 904-358-6334 or on Twitter at @heatherschatz.