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The battle against climate change


Today, we look at the efforts of young individuals combating climate change through the Jacksonville Hub. The group, known as Global Shapers, is a key player in a global network of young organizers dedicated to driving positive community change.


  • Casey Roth, co-founder of the Jacksonville Global Shapers Hub.
  • Alphaeus Hanson, deputy treasurer. 

House calls with Dr. Joe 

Dr. Joe Sirven, known to many from What’s Health Got to Do with It, addresses your medical questions. Then, we also discuss Elon Musk’s Neuralink. His company successfully implanted a brain-reading device into a human subject.

FCC book club

This month’s featured book is The Awakening by Kate Chopin, published in 1899. The novel covers themes of motherhood, gender roles and social conventions, presenting a potent critique of patriarchal oppression. Stacey Goldring has graciously shared the book's endnotes for those who couldn't attend the meetings.

'Untold Stories'

Jacksonville keeps the oral storytelling tradition vibrant with the ongoing series Untold Stories. Presented live at the Florida Theatre, this platform showcases the unique and inspiring stories of First Coast residents. Mark your calendars for the winter performance on Feb. 15.


  • Barbara Colaciello, director of Untold Stories.
  • KrishnaDas Achath, storyteller and musician.
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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.