Cancer screening crisis; cancel culture; ADAPT; Hispanic Heritage Month
Gov. Ron DeSantis announced this month that his 41-year old wife, Casey DeSantis, received a breast cancer diagnosis.
The governor urged Floridians to follow their doctors’ recommendations aimed at detecting or battling the disease. At the peak of COVID-19 last year, the National Cancer Institute reported a 90% decline in testing and screening procedures. They call it a “cancer screening crisis.”
- Dr. Gaelyn Scuderi — Ackerman Cancer Center.
- Cynthia Farah — breast cancer survivor and National American Cancer Society Volunteer for Making Strides.
- Chey Shantell — breast cancer survivor.
Flagler College in St. Augustine named former mayor and UNF President John Delaney as its new president. Prior to his appointment, Delaney led the school on an interim basis. His son Bill Delaney edits and publishes WJCT news partner The Jaxson. They come together to debate and reflect on “cancel culture” and other pertinent social topics.
- Bill Delaney — editor and publisher at The Jaxson
- John Delaney — former mayor of Jacksonville and former UNF president.
- Brendan Rivers — ADAPT lead reporter.
- Dr. Gerry Pinto — Jacksonville University’s Marine Science Research Institute, one of the lead investigators and authors of the annual State of the River report
Hispanic Heritage Month
To mark Hispanic Heritage Month, get on out to enjoy the first-ever Hispanic festival this weekend at James Weldon Johnson Park.
Guest: Yanira Cardona — festival organizer.
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