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Cord & Esther Byrd; VyStar affordable housing; Milk and Honey; Jacksonville Memorial Hospital

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Gov. Ron DeSantis has appointed Neptune Beach Republican couple Cord and Esther Byrd to top state posts. Cord Byrd will oversee Florida’s elections, and Esther Byrd will serve on the State Board of Education. The Byrds have been linked with hard-right elements of the GOP such as the Proud Boys and QAnon conspiracy theorists.

Guest: A.G. Gancarski, Jacksonville Today.

VyStar affordable housing

Finding more affordable housing in Florida has become a critical issue for many thousands of people. VyStar Credit Union says it’s creating new products to meet the demand for more affordable options.

Guest: Jennifer Kouchis, VyStar Credit Union, senior vice president of real estate lending

Milk and Honey

The new “Milk and Honey” issue of Edible Northeast Florida is hot off the presses.

Guest: Lauren Titus, editor in chief, Edible Northeast Florida.

Jacksonville Memorial Hospital

Jacksonville’s Memorial Hospital is celebrating its 53rd anniversary this month. A local volunteer who was there from Day One remembers admitting the facility’s first-ever patient. Linda Bryan shares her story with us about her experiences and her passion for helping patients.

Guest Linda Bryan, hospital volunteer.

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