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Jacksonville's response to the crisis in Haiti

Jacksonville Today

The crisis in Haiti has provoked profound worry among members of the Haitian diaspora, who are troubled by the persistent gang violence and political instability in the nation. Today, we talk with a local community leader and a local refugee support group about the urgent need to provide assistance to those affected.


Sleeping Giant Festival 

The Sleeping Giant Film Festival is back at Sun-Ray Cinema on Thursday with an incredible lineup you won’t want to miss! We had the chance to catch up with the event organizer, director and one of the leading actors from the film Far From The Tree to give you a sneak peek of what's in store this weekend.

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  • Taurean Royal, lead actor of the film Far From The Tree
  • Durden Godfrey, Jacksonville-based director. 
  • Shanna David- Massett, co-owner of Sun-ray Cinema in Five Points. 

Spaced out 

Eddie Whistler, our resident spaceman, joins us to discuss the upcoming eclipse on April 8, when parts of North America will be cast into darkness.

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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.