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Florida COVID-19 cases; #CleanDarkFlat; grocery store price hikes; What’s good Wednesday

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COVID-19 cases are rising again in Florida. Melissa Ross joined as a guest to share her experience testing positive with COVID after her second booster.

Guests:

#CleanDarkFlat

Beaches Energy Services is installing new lighting in Jacksonville Beach parking lots to protect sea turtles. Their partnership with the Beaches Sea Turtle Patrol and annual #CleanDarkFlat Public Awareness Campaign aim to involve the public in protecting sea turtles.

Guest: Matt Seeley, electrical engineer project supervisor, Beaches Energy Services.

Grocery store price hikes

Prices of grocery essentials like eggs, meat and dairy have gone up in the past year. According to the Consumer Price Index, they have risen 12% for the year ending in May, which is the largest year-over-year increase since 1979.

Guest: Dr. Sharon Austin, UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Services Extension Family Nutrition Program.

What’s good Wednesday

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Marie Billow
Marie Billow is a University of North Florida senior interning with "First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross" and "What’s Health Got to Do with It?"