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Redistricting concerns; expensive energy bills; PFAS; sports update

Fentrice Driskell, Kelly Skidmore, Anika Omphroy
Phelan M. Ebenhack
Florida Rep. Fentrice Driskell, center, makes a point as Rep. Kelly Skidmore, left, and Rep. Anika Omphroy listen during a Florida House of Representatives Redistricting Committee hearing in a legislative session on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022, in Tallahassee.

Gov. Ron DeSantis’ office released proposed redistricting maps for the state on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Critics of the new lines say they dilute minority representation in Florida.


Utility bill prices 
Across Florida, residents are seeing their energy bills increase. Companies like Duke, TECO and FPL are all raising prices.

Guest: Dave Jenkins, president of Conservatives for Responsible Stewardship.

Hurricanes and PFAS
University of Florida scientists studied the effect of Hurricane Dorian to assess how natural disasters can influence the fate and transport of PFAS — or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances — in surface water.

Guest: Dr. John Bowden, assistant professor at UF.

Local sports
Josh Torres joined us with the latest local sports news including an update on the search for the new Jacksonville Jaguars head coach.

Guest: Josh Torres, WJCT News sports analyst.

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