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Georgia runoff; First Coast Success; ‘sober curious’; controversy despite Jags' win

Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock, left, will face Republican nominee Herschel Walker in the December runoff.
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Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock, left, will face Republican nominee Herschel Walker in the Dec. runoff.

Georgia’s incumbent Sen. Raphael Warnock beat football legend Herschel Walker by about 37,000 votes in the November election, but that fell short of the 50% needed to avoid a runoff. Now the gloves are off and the campaign is getting more and more bitter as the Dec. 6 runoff approaches.

Guest: Tia Mitchell, Washington correspondent for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

First Coast Success

Karen Brune Mathis of the Jacksonville Daily Record sat down with florist and businesswoman Bonnie Arnold, who overcame incredible challenges to succeed.

“Sober curious”

A growing number of people are identifying as “sober curious,” choosing not to drink alcohol.

This time of year can be tough to navigate for these “sober curious” individuals and for people who are recovering from addiction. But with the right “sober etiquette,” we can all make sure our friends and family members who don’t drink have a great time this holiday season.

Guest: Dr. Lantie Jorandby, chief medical officer at the Lakeview Health addiction center.

Controversy despite Jags' win

The Jaguars pulled out a win against the Baltimore Ravens in dramatic fashion this weekend, but the victory was somewhat overshadowed by a plane that flew over the stadium with a Confederate flag and a message reading “put monuments back,” a reference to Confederate statues and monuments that have been removed from public spaces in Jacksonville and other cities across the country in recent years.

In other sports news, the U.S. men’s national soccer team earned a draw against heavily favored England in the World Cup on Friday. A win against Iran on Tuesday would see the team progress to the knockout stage of the tournament.

Guest: Josh Torres, WJCT sports analyst

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Special Projects Producer Brendan Rivers joined WJCT News in August of 2018 after several years as a reporter and then News Director at Southern Stone Communications, which owns and operates several radio stations in the Daytona Beach area.