Martin Luther King Jr Day Breakfast; Jesse Cook; Direct Primary Care; Bill Murray Mural

Jan 16, 2020

Monday marks Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  For the second year in a row, Jacksonville will have two major MLK breakfasts Friday in advance of the holiday. 

Dr. Robert Hayling (right) with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (center) and Rev. Andrew Young (left) during a press conference at the Elks Rest on Washington St. during the 1964 Civil Rights Movement actions in St. Augustine.
Credit FRANK MURRY / ST. AUGUSTINE GOVERNMENT

Local civil rights groups say it’s because City Hall isn’t on board with their vision for honoring Dr. King. Charles Griggs of the 100 Black Men of Jacksonville, and a WJCT board member and contributor gave us his take on the topic.

Additional Information

Jesse Cook

Award-winning Master Guitarist Jesse Cook will be performing at the WJCT Soundstage next Tuesday night, in partnership with the Florida Theatre. To purchase tickets, visit wjct.org/events.

Direct Primary Care

A local physician is leading the way in using a new healthcare model that doesn’t involve insurance. It’s called direct primary care. Patients have one physician and are able to have 24/7 access to them. Patients are also able to pay for medications and labs at a wholesale rate, since they are paying with cash. The idea is to save patients money, and, for doctors to move away from control by hospital systems. Dr. Tanya Reimschissel of Arise Direct Primary Care visited to tell us more.

Bill Murray Mural

Melissa Ross with Jason Tetlak
Credit HEATHER SCHATZ / WJCT

Jacksonville-based artist Jason Tetlak is the founder of the Murray Hill Mural Project. He just launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for a colorful mural featuring Bill Murray that will welcome residents and neighbors to the neighborhood.

He joined us in studio with more.