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A threat to the Okefenokee Swamp

H.A. Bensen
Cypress trees reflect in water in the Okefenokee Swamp Wildlife Refuge in Georgia.

The Okefenokee Swamp, the largest black water swamp in North America, is crucial to the St. Marys and Suwannee rivers. However, plans for a nearby strip mine are advancing, despite growing opposition from environmentalists. The worry is that the mining might breach the swamp’s eastern boundary, causing water outflow issues for the St. Marys River.


  • Logan Cross, chair of the Sierra Club of Northeast Florida.
  • Joshua Marks, Atlanta-based environmental attorney.
  • Mark Woods, columnist at the Florida Times Union and author of Lassoing the Sun: A Year in America’s National Parks.

'Oklahoma' at the Alhambra

Oklahoma is a groundbreaking musical that shaped the modern genre, representing the first collaboration of legendary theatrical duo Rodgers and Hammerstein. The Alhambra Theater’s cast members join us to discuss their production, which offers a unique experience of dinner during the show.


  • Alex Blanco, who plays Curly.
  • Isabelle Fedele, who plays Laurey.
  • Melvin Nash, role of Will Parker. 
  • Natalie Drake, plays the flirtatious Ado Annie

More information about the production can be found here.

Concours d’ Elegance

Calling all NASCAR enthusiasts, race fans, and car lovers! The Concours d’ Elegance is the place to be this weekend. Dan Scanlan of WJCT News 89.9 shares insights on what to expect at this year’s event and highlights the classic cars you won’t want to miss.

You can find more information here.

Spaced out

Eddie Whistler, planetarium director at the Museum of Science & History, offers a sneak peek of the night sky, highlighting the Orion constellation, one of his favorites. To catch this celestial sight, face south in the nighttime sky.

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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.