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Jury selection; Changing Homelessness; 'Last of the Right Whales'; fentanyl; Cade Museum

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Florida Times-Union
Homeless camps that began growing in downtown Jacksonville in late 2020 led in part to Changing Homelessness' decision to conduct the 2021 homeless count.

Jury selection in the trial for the killing of Ahmaud Arbery stirred controversy as 11 of the 12 jurors selected are white.

Guest: Anne Schindler, First Coast News

Homelessness in Jacksonville

The pandemic is making it harder for the city of Jacksonville to figure out how many unhoused people live on the city’s streets.

Guest: Dawn Gilman, CEO of Changing Homelessness

'Last of the Right Whales'

North Atlantic right whales are dying faster than they can reproduce. With less than 400 remaining and only 90 breeding females, they could be extinct in 20 years.

The new award-winning Canadian film “Last of the Right Whales” tells the story of a group of allies determined to stop the world’s first great whale extinction. Most of it was shot right off Florida’s coast. Excerpts from the film will be screened at the Right Whale Festival in Fernandina Beach this weekend.

On Saturday, the city of Jacksonville will also host the 13th annual Right Whale Beach Cleanup from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Jacksonville Beach

Guest: Nadine Pequeneza, producer of “Lat of the Right Whales”

Black-market fentanyl

For the first time ever, the U.S. may top 100,000 overdose deaths in a single 12-month period. One of the biggest culprits is black-market fentanyl.

Guest: Dr. Lantie Jorandby, chief medical officer at Lakeview Health

Cade Museum

The director of the Cade Museum in Gainesville, Stephanie Bailes, was just named a top museum "influencer." The Cade Museum for Creativity & Invention is recognized alongside international museums like the Louvre and the British Museum. The museum’s current big attraction is an exhibit about University of Florida's invention of Gatorade.

Guest: Stephanie Bailes, Cade Museum director

Patrick Cantin can be reached at newsteam@wjct.org or on Twitter.

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Patrick Cantin is joining WJCT from the University of North Florida as a news intern for the fall 2020 semester.