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Bezos donation; Florida Bar Foundation; 'Jacksonville's Architectural Heritage'; 'Elf The Musical'

People camp in Downtown Jacksonville in February 2022.
Bob Self
Florida Times-Union
People camp in Downtown Jacksonville in February 2022.

Jeff Bezos is making a big investment in helping Jacksonville address homelessness. Through the Bezos 1 Families Fund,the Amazon co-founder donated $2.5 million to support efforts by local nonprofit Changing Homelessness to shelter and help people successfully transition out of homelessness.

It’s the largest donation the organization has ever received in its 50-year history.

Guest: Dawn Gilman, CEO of Changing Homelessness

Florida Bar Foundation

The Florida Bar Foundation tries to raise money to meet the legal needs of millions of Florida residents, especially people living in poverty.

Guest: Executive Director Donny Mackenzie

"Jacksonville’s Architectural Heritage"

Tonight, Jacksonville historian Wayne Wood will unveil a new, deluxe bicentennial edition of his book, "Jacksonville’s Architectural Heritage."

Guest: Wayne Wood

"Elf the Musical"

If smiling is your favorite, you’ll want to check out "Elf the Musical," which is in town as part of FSCJ’s Artist Series, through Sunday.

Guest: Justin Glass, one of the stars of the musical

Melissa Ross eats Buddy the Elf Spaghetti

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Heather is the senior producer of WJCT 89.9 FM talk shows including First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross, the Florida Roundup and What's Health Got to Do with It?