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Operation New Hope; JME; UNF cannabis courses; Jacksonville Civic Orchestra

The Clay County jail.
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The Clay County jail.

The Ready4Release program of Operation New Hope is being expanded into the Clay County Jail. Today, we looked at the necessity of bringing these programs into the community.


  • Ronnie Cage, Ready4Release program director at Operation New Hope.
  • Crystal Chisholm, former client of Operation New Hope.

 Jacksonville Music Experience

WJCT arts and culture editor Matt Shaw recently talked with JME’s Hurley Winkler about two landmark concert documentaries that are playing to enthusiastic crowds around the nation.

Swift Vs. Talking heads interview can be found on the JMEpage.

Cannabis courses

For individuals who are interested in learning more about the use of cannabis in health care, the University of North Florida will soon offer a choice of certificates.

Guest: Max Simon, CEOof Green Flower.

Civic Orchestra

The final performances of 2023 by the Civic Orchestra of Jacksonville have been announced. Their upcoming performance will be Sunday at St. John’s Cathedral. Tickets can be found on their website.


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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.