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A protest to save bears

Frank Hildebrand

First, columnist Nate Monroe from The Florida Times-Union joined us to delve into week 1 in the JEA scandal trial, offering insights into the city's largest fraud case in history.

Killing Bears

Florida’s black bears were once seen as a species in danger, but now they've increasingly been viewed as a threat to humans. This shift in perception has led lawmakers to propose allowing property owners to shoot and kill bears in self-defense. The Self-Defense Act is Senate Bill 632.

Guest: Adam Sugalski with the Jacksonville OneProtest advocacy organization

'Gospel' documentary

'Gospel,' a new four-hour documentary series spotlighting the rich and sacred origins of Black gospel music premiered on Jax PBS on Feb. 12. To celebrate, WJCT Public Media is hosting an event next Tuesday that delves into the profound impact of gospel music in Jacksonville.

Ethnomusicology Professor Fredara Hadley, a key figure in the "Gospel" documentary, will host Gospel in Jax, which includes a talk with local experts, clips from the Henry Louis Gates, Jr. documentary, and a live gospel performance by Meachum L. Clark and Co.

Reserve your spot to attend.


  • Ulysses Owens Jr, three-time Grammy-winning jazz drummer
  • Freddie Rhodes, program director at Victory Gospel radio AM 1360 and panelist for Gospel in Jax
  • Circe LeNoble,  WJCT grants & education outreach manager

Love Lunches 

In 2019, 24-year-old Matt Watson passed away in a car accident. In honor of his love for cooking and helping others, his mother Belinda Ohmer and her close friend Delonda Morton, joined forces to create Love Lunches as a tribute to his memory

Get involved 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.