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Stalking in the military


Stalking affects nearly 1 in 3 women and 1 in 6 men in their lifetime. Today, we look at the military’s approach to handling stalking and intimate-partner violence. Advocates from Naval Station Mayport shed light on the efforts they’re making to support those who are affected by these issues.


  • Susan Rucker, counseling program supervisor.
  • Olivia Duffy, victim advocate. 

Kerr-McGee cleanup 

It has been over 45 years since the closure of Jacksonville’s most polluted industrial site, yet substantial cleanup efforts are still underway. The anticipated change is set for this spring, and in the next two days, local residents will have the chance to voice their opinions

Virtual sessions are scheduled today and an in-person meeting tomorrow.

    Wednesday, Jan. 31
    12:30–1:30 p.m. and 5:30–6:30 p.m.
    Join by Zoom: Use or enter in your browser. Use meeting ID 946 584 8922 and passcode B8U7EX.
    Join by phone: Call (646) 876-9923. Use meeting ID 946 584 8922 and passcode 664564.
    Both meetings begin with the same presentation. A question-and-answer session follows.

    Drop-In Information Sessions — in-person only
    Thursday, Feb. 1
    Nnoon–2 p.m. and 4:30–6:30 p.m.
    Silkie’s Chicken & Champagne Bar, 1602 Walnut Street, Jacksonville
    Speak one-on-one with cleanup team members, and get answers to your questions.
    View informational posters about the planned cleanup.
    Refreshments provided.

    Guest on today's show:

    Lisa Rinaman, St. Johns Riverkeeper.

    Duval Teacher of the Year.mp4

    Duval Teacher of the Year

    This year, close to 200 educators in Duval County vied for the prestigious Teacher of the Year title. Gustavo Guzman, with only two years of teaching experience at Terry Parker High School, won the 2024 Teacher of the Year award. Gustavo joins us in studio to share his personal education journey and explain what inspired him to become an educator.


    Next week, the Tony Award-winning musical Hadestown makes its debut in Jacksonville, and we got the chance to talk to the actor portraying the lead character, Hades. Matthew Patrick Quinn discusses the upcoming play, which is part of the Florida State College at Jacksonville Artist Series.

    If you are interested in attending, you can find more information here.

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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.