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Affordable housing crisis; JAXPORT budget; 'STATE OF THE ART'; What's Good Wednesday

Biden Real Estate
Keith Srakocic
A sign is displayed outside a house for sale in Pittsburgh. The Biden administration is looking to expand reporting requirements on all-cash real estate deals to help crack down on bad actors' use of the U.S. market to launder money made through illicit activity.

Some Florida residents say the state’s rising housing costs are driving them out of the market. Last year, five Florida cities made the top 20 list of fastest rising rental prices, confirming the affordable housing crisis in Jacksonville and across the state.


JAXPORT budget

Florida’s proposed budget for the next fiscal year is set to spend hundreds of millions on infrastructure improvements to our seaports, including JAXPORT. That could play a part in easing the nation’s supply chain crunch.

Guest: Andrew Steif, transportation attorney with the Gunster firm.


MOCA Jax is opening a new exhibition this Friday called "STATE OF THE ART." It takes the pulse of art made by young people around the country, particularly in the South.

Guest: Domingo Castillo, one of three Florida-based artists to be featured.

What’s Good Wednesday

  • Gallery 725, Jacksonville’s premier fine art space, announces an art experience: "Salvador Dali: The Argillet Collection." The artwork collection will be on exhibition and available for acquisition at the gallery beginning Jan. 28 and opens with an evening reception.
  • An artist, lover of textiles and environmentalist at heart, Courtney Krug has spent most of her life searching for a way to marry her three passions. Krug is excited to announce the launch of her fibre and dry goods line, AT300NELSON.
  • Guy Gilchrist is the renowned cartoonist who brought Jim Henson’s muppets to life in the weekly paper every day. He’s coming to Northeast Florida soon to teach a workshop for aspiring artists.
  • Springfield Preservation and Revitalization has partnered up with Art Bikes Jax as its premier sponsor. SPAR’s bike socials are free to join and include all ages and skill levels. They invite the Jacksonville community to join them on the first Bike Social of 2022, where bikers will explore Historic Durkeeville. Mark your calendars for Feb. 5, with more bike socials to come all year.
  • Alex Pacheco’s illustrious career as an animal rights activist, founder of PETA and advisory board member for Sea Shepherd Conservation has a new endeavor: a grassroots nonprofit called 600 Million Dogs. The group is trying to end the cycle of stray dogs reproducing exponentially through a canine birth control pill.
  • Crustacean Nation can soon begin the countdown to more Affordable Family Fun. The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp have announced starting times for their 72 home games this spring.
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