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Recalling Florida's Johns Committee

Florida Sen. Charley Johns.
From the documentary "The Committee."
University of Central Florida/PBS
Florida Sen. Charley Johns.

Known as “Florida’s first war on woke,” a government-backed effort during the civil rights era sought to remove gay students and teachers from schools. Today, we hear from the Rev.Ruth Jensen-Forbell of Jacksonville, a former Florida State University student who experienced targeting by the secretive Jones Committee during this troubling period.

Alive Credit Union

In January, as many of us focus on resetting and reflecting, resolutions typically revolve around health and wellness. However, it's crucial not to overlook financial fitness. Hali Hagist from Alive Credit union helps us explore how marginalized and immigrant communities can master economic resources.

‘The Greatest Show on Earth’

Step into the reimagined wonder of The Greatest Show on Earth, making its premiere in Jacksonville on Jan. 19. We sit down with Jan Damm, the talented clown, juggler and creator, to get an exclusive look at what sets this circus apart from the rest.

Jax Stacks

If boosting your reading goals is on your agenda this year, you've found the perfect source for inspiration and accountability. The Jax Stacks reading challenge for adults spans the entire year and is already underway. Simply head to your nearest Jacksonville Public Library branch and pick from a curated selection of titles across 16 categories.


  • Chris Boivin, assistant director of community relations and marketing at Jacksonville Public Library. 
  • Dylan Curl, librarian.
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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.