Housing Costs Rise; First Coast Success; Teen Obesity; Turntable Tuesdays

Jul 19, 2021

The National Low Income Housing Coalition has released its annual outreach report, which found that affordable housing is out of reach for many Americans. 

The report states that a Jacksonville area minimum wage worker would have to work 93 hours a week to afford a one bedroom rental. The report comes just as the eviction moratorium is set to expire at the end of the month.

Shannon Nazworth, the President and CEO of Ability Housing, joined us to discuss the current state of affordable housing.  

First Coast Success

John Carey, one of the Southeast's most successful commercial real estate agents is retiring after 40 years in the business. Carey’s properties include Flagler Center and Imeson Park, both of which are major companies. Carey, a former CPA at Price Waterhouse Cooper, successfully transitioned careers and launched into commercial real estate, where he eventually became the Executive Vice President of VanTrust Real Estate

Carey joined us to talk about his career in real estate. 

Teen Obesity 

A new study  conducted by the University of North Florida in partnership with Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis  and UF Health Jacksonville  revealed that Black teenage girls are seeking more inclusive body types in advertising aimed at combating obesity. The results from the study showed that the participants feel that messaging in advertisements should promote healthy lifestyles rather than an emphasis on body mass index.

Dr. Natalie Mitchell, the principal investigator of the research study joined us to discuss the study. 

Turntable Tuesday 

To celebrate the 51st anniversary  of Crosby Stills and Nash’s Deja Vu, Jacksonville Music Experience's Turntable Tuesday is giving away seven copies of the reissue. The reissue of the classic album includes never-released tracks such as a version of “Our House” featuring Joni Mitchell. Tune into Turntable Tuesday July 9 on WJCT's Anthology 89.9 HD3 for a chance to win.

David LuckinWJCT's Music Director, joined us to discuss Turntable Tuesdays. 

Mackenzie Guiry can be reached at newsteam@wjct.org