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Affordable housing; Threads; Duval County School Board; What's Good Wednesday

Bill Bortzfield

Florida has been experiencing an affordability crisis, which has been fueled primarily by skyrocketing housing costs and soaring insurance rates.

How bad is it here in Northeast Florida? Can Floridians experience any relief soon?

Tim Gibbons, editor of the Jacksonville Business Journal, joined us for a closer look.


Everyone seems to be talking about the new social media app Threads — Meta’s answer to Twitter lately both online and in Real Life.

Is it just another passing FAD? Or is going to end but being A “Twitter Killer,” which most are predicting.

Ray Hollister, WJCT Public Media’s digital media director, gave us with a crash course on the new platform.

Duval County School Board

Sparks flew once again at a Duval County School Board meeting Monday evening.

Claire Heddles of Jacksonville Today covered the meeting and joined us to explain why and what the end result was.

What’s Good Wednesday:

This week, BREW Five Points is celebrating nine years on the First Coast.

Calli Marie Webb, managing partner of the coffee shop and author of "Calli Marie Bakes," told us more.

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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.