UNF Poll; One Call; World Mental Health Day; 'Imagine: A John Lennon Tribute'

Oct 8, 2020

The University of North Florida’s Public Opinion Research Lab (PORL) has released new polls on presidential election and local hot button issues, including the proposal for a half-cent sales tax for Duval County Public Schools.

The lab’s poll found that former Vice President Joe Biden has a 6-point lead among likely Florida voters surveyed. Additional issues researched included COVID-19, the Supreme Court, racial justice, and local politicians’ approval ratings.


Mike Binder heads up the PORL at UNF. He joined us to discuss the findings.



One Call


Jacksonville’s One Call is pivoting its focus to wellness and injury prevention in the workplace.

One Call Chief Commercial Officer Will Smith spoke with us about the company’s new Workforce Wellbeing initiative.


World Mental Health Day


This Saturday is World Mental Health Day. Amidst the pandemic, mental health issues are skyrocketing, and millions are coping with illness and job losses.


In response, the Children’s Home Society of Florida has established a free mental health hotline.

Andry Sweet, CEO of the Children’s Home Society of Florida, joined us with more information.


'Imagine: A John Lennon Tribute'


WJCT’s Jacksonville Music Experience Presents Imagine: A John Lennon Tribute to celebrate the singer’s 80th birthday. The four-day musical journey starts Thursday and continues through the weekend.


Highlights include rare live recordings and interview excerpts, rare alternative takes on familiar songs with false starts and count-ins, and a special edition of Turntable Tuesday.


Music Director David Luckin gave us a preview of the multi-media journey that includes special WJCT TV programming, Anthology 89.9 HD3 radio and app programming, and Studio 5 Sessions of local artists performing covers by the Beatles and Lennon.

Katherine Hobbs can be reached at newsteam@wjct.org or on Twitter at @KatherineGHobbs.