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Stadium of the Future; PGA Tour merger; PACT Act; gender-affirming care; What's Good Wednesday

Jacksonville Jaguars

Two big stories are rocking the sports world in Northeast Florida.

The Jacksonville Jaguars today released designs for what they call "the Stadium of the Future." And the PGA Tour, headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, says it will merge with rival LIV Golf, which is backed by Saudi money.

Jacksonville Today columnist Cole Pepper Joined us today with more information on both topics.


It's called the PACT Act. For our large veteran community here in Northeast Florida, the passage of this landmark legislation means important new benefits for veterans.

We spoke with Terrance Hayes, a Jacksonville native and press secretary at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Gender-affirming care

A Florida Judge has blocked enforcement of the state’s ban on gender affirming care for minors. In a ruling blasting state leaders, U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle asserted that “gender identity is real.”

Larry Hannan, communications director for State Voices Florida, joined us to discuss more.

What’s Good Wednesday

  • The Art Center of Jacksonville started in 2005 as a gallery and a studio rental for Jacksonville artists. The Library was so pleased with the results that they asked the center to manage a series of art shows in their downtown gallery space. There newest show is “The Written Word,” containing 50 entries by 26 local artists. The reception for this show will be during Art Walk tonight. We spoke with Ed Malesky, secretary of the Art Center Cooperative to learn more.
  • The University of North Florida Archaeology Lab is unveiling a lost indigenous town at Big Talbot Island State Park. The students, led by Dr. Keith Ashley, UNF associate and Archaeology Lab director, are excavating the native Mocama town of Saraby, which was mentioned in early French and Spanish documents. With Summer here, be sure to practice some safety tips to have a fun filled summer.
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Kathy Waterman joined WJCT News 89.9 as associate producer after graduating from the University of North Florida with a degree in multimedia journalism. She was previously a production intern on the station's talk shows.