Reopening Gyms; Graduations; Pandemic & Kids' Anxiety; JME'S Jazz Festival

May 19, 2020

Florida gyms reopened this week, but with restrictions due to the pandemic. Black Hive Athletics owner Brent Parrish, shared the safety measures he is practicing and how his clients have been responding to them.

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Graduations

Former president Barack Obama gifted the graduating class of 2020 with a televised address Saturday night, offering up words of encouragement. We spoke with the executive director of the Jacksonville Public Education Fund, Rachel Tutwiler Fortune, about some of the things this year's class will never get to experience.

Pandemic & Kids’ Anxiety

Kids of all ages have been expressing symptoms of anxiety throughout this pandemic. Dr. Elise Fallucco of UF Health Jacksonville joined us to discuss what's contributing to it, and how parents can help.

JME’S Jazz Festival

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WJCT Public Media announced it will be hosting a Jazz Festival Weekend as part of its Jacksonville Music Experience. The virtual celebration will be held this Memorial Day Weekend, and feature performances from some of the biggest names in jazz. We spoke with WJCT Station Manager David Luckin about what jazz lovers can expect.

Denetra Lee can be reached at newsteam@wjct.org, 904-358-6317