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Global warming; ‘Nurse Unseen’; National Agriculture Week; flower show; San Marco Beer Fest

John Duke wades through a flooded street to try to salvage his flooded car after Hurricane Irma battered Jacksonville on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017.
John Bazemore
Associated Press
John Duke wades through a flooded street to try to salvage his flooded car after Hurricane Irma battered Jacksonville on Sept. 11, 2017.

In its most recent report, released earlier this week, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says the world’s use of fossil fuels will push the planet to dangerous levels of warming by the beginning of the next decade.

The report does say there’s still time to limit warming, but only by substantially reducing the overall use of fossil fuels.


  • Bob Berwyn, reporter for Inside Climate News.
  • Melissa Kenney, director of research and knowledge initiatives and principal environmental decision scientist at the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment.

‘Nurse Unseen’: How Filipino nurses are the backbone of the health care system

Due to our Navy bases, Jacksonville has one of the largest Filipino-American communities in the U.S. That’s why we could soon see a local screening of the new documentary “Nurse Unseen.”

It turns out that the backbone of the health care system in this country, and even around the world, is a group of unsung heroes: Filipino nurses.

Guest: Michele Josue, Emmy award-winning filmmaker.

National Agriculture Week

Spring has officially sprung and it’s National Agriculture Week, so we asked “The Man in Overalls” for some tips on how to grow your groceries this season and how to avoid pesky pets in the process.

Guest: Nathan Ballentine, also known as “The Man in Overalls.”

Late Bloomers Garden Club flower show

The earliest recorded flower shows appeared in the 1830s. From the Victorian era to today, flower shows remain popular.

The Late Bloomers Garden Club will present its own free public flower show, “On a Clear Day You Can See Forever,” at the Garden Club of Jacksonville from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday.

Floral designers from Florida, Georgia and other Southeastern states will be there to exhibit their own creations, reflecting current trends in artistic design.

Guest: Laura Haley, a renowned “designer of distinction” floral designer who will be presenting at the event.

San Marco Beer Fest

The second annual San Marco Beer Fest is coming up April 1 at Balis Park, right on the San Marco Square.

Guest: Lance Smoak, brand manager at Aardwolf Brewing Co.

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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.