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Teacher shortage; Hope Across the Globe; Doug Pederson; Galentine’s Day

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Rhema Thompson
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WJCT

As Duval County Schools scramble to fill teacher shortages, some long-time educators say the job just isn’t worth the health risks anymore.

According to a new poll from the National Educators Association, 55% of teachers say they are leaving teaching earlier than they originally planned. Some teachers are even willing to give up hundreds of dollars off their monthly pension to retire early.

Guest: WJCT News reporter Claire Heddles.

Hope Across the Globe

Today is National African American HIV and AIDS Awareness Day, and new efforts are underway to treat HIV and AIDS in North Florida. Hope Across the Globe, which treats HIV and AIDS patients, recently opened a new clinic in St. Augustine.

Guest: Dr. Daniela Chiriboga; clinic physician at Hope Across the Globe.

Doug Pederson

This weekend, Duval sports fans got a look at the new Jaguars head coach Doug Pederson.

Guest: WJCT News sports analyst Josh Torres.

Galentine’s Day

Galentine’s Day, made popular by Parks and Recreation, is fast approaching, and 904 Happy Hour has put together a guide to help you and your besties celebrate it.

Guest: Shannon Fitzpatrick, 904 Happy Hour social media manager.

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Florida Roundup Associate Producer Katherine Hobbs can be reached at khobbs@wjct.org or on Twitter at @KatherineGHobbs.