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Why You Should Care?
63 minutes | Mar 30, 2021
Consultants Corner- Do Dems have a chance in 2022?
On this episode of Why You Should Care? We sit down with three of Florida's best consultants and talk everything about Florida Politics. We discuss what elected officials you should be talking about. What upcoming race they are excited about and some advice for people running for office. Guests:Jasmine Burney-Clark @missburneysaysMaya Brown @MsMayaBrownSiottis Jackson @Siottis22Charities : www.jamslife.org www.dontmissabeat.org
47 minutes | Mar 19, 2021
Bonus Episode...... Obi and Nate talk with the Jax Chamber
Nate Monroe from the Florida Time and I were invited to the Jax downtown Council to talk about media and downtown. I thought some of the topics we touched on were great and wanted to share it here. Bonus Episode - Give to charity.
45 minutes | Mar 15, 2021
Vaccine Hunger Games-The Florida Vaccine Rollout Episode
This episode is all about the vaccine rollout in Florida. People have nicknamed it the Vaccine Hungar Games because of the lack of planning that has gone into the rollout. So we have Ben Conarck, a reporter with the Miami Herald, who has been covering Covid 19 since it has appeared in Florida to discuss the state rollout.
26 minutes | Mar 9, 2021
A Light at the End of the Tunnel -The Vaccines episode
As the vaccines are starting to become available to the general public I wanted to provide a forum to answer questions people may have about the Coronavirus vaccine So I invited Dr. Porter who is a Nephrology Specialist with the Mayo Clinic to discuss questions that I got from listeners. This is a rare non-political episode.
63 minutes | Dec 28, 2020
Knuck If You Buck-GA Senate Races with Tia Mitchell
We are looking outside of Jacksonville as we talk about all things GA Senate Races with Tia Mitchell of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Tia Mitchell is the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Washington correspondent. In this role, she writes about Georgia’s congressional delegation, campaigns, elections and the impact that decisions made in D.C. have on residents of the Peach State.
2 minutes | Dec 20, 2020
Get off the Polls - Election Poll analysis with Prof Binder from UNF Public Opinion Research Lab
Last season we had an episode about polling and this is the sequel. We sit down with Prof. Binder and discuss what happened with Presidential Polling and how to fix it. We then take a look at their newly released poll that discusses Lot J and other Jacksonville issues.Link to UNF POLLShttps://www.unf.edu/coas/porl/Recent_Polls.aspxLink to UNF Scholarshiphttps://give.unf.edu/nneka-z.-umunna-american-dream-scholarship
64 minutes | Dec 13, 2020
Data is your friend- Election Recap with Andrew Pantazi
Welcome to the second season of Why You Should Care? This season we will look at more than just local issues but for this episode, we take a look at the last election through the eyes of Data with journalist Andrew Pantazi of The Tributary (former of the Florida Times-Union) about what the data showed us from the last election.If you want to subscribe to Andrew's non-profit https://thetributary.substack.com/We have shirts--Go to wyscpodcast.com to order
68 minutes | Dec 6, 2020
The J stands for Joke. The Lot J episode with Nate Monroe
Welcome to the second season of Why You Should Care? This season we will look at more than just local issues but for the first episode, we stick to a familiar subject: The city working on a deal that doesn't feel right. So we bring on a friend of the show Award-winning columnist for the Florida Times-Union Nate Monroe. The and Jaguars want to develop "Lot J" into a mixed-use development. We break down the deal and what the city should do. If you need a refresher on how the city does real estate deals we covered this on an episode with Chris Hong https://www.buzzsprout.com/634930/3086488
12 minutes | Jul 26, 2020
Meet the candidates: Rhonda Peoples-Waters running for Duval County Court Judge.
So as we get closer to Election Day I want to continue to help educate the electorate on races and who to vote for. So I will start bringing on candidates as well as voters to talk about the election. Today I’m bringing on a candidate that I’m supporting for County Court Judge. Diversity on the bench is extremely important but that’s not the only reason why I’m supporting my guest for this episode, Rhonda Peeples Waters. She is the most qualified for the job and she should’ve been a judge along time ago but because of politics she wasn’t selected and so now she’s running for office to be the first black woman elected to judge in Duval County. Please listen!
43 minutes | Jul 20, 2020
Tallahassee Heroes. The Duval Delegation Episode. Part 2
This episode we sit down again with A.G Gancarski from Florida Politics to discuss the 2020 Florida Legislative Session. This is part 2 where look back at the session. We look specifically at the bills the Duval Delegation has filed and cover the implications the Legislative Session will have on Jacksonville. We spend a little time handicapping some of the upcoming races.
43 minutes | Jul 14, 2020
Unnecessary Convention: The RNC and JEA Leftovers episode
So on this episode of Why You Should Care? We sit down again with Nate Monroe, a columnist for the Florida Times-Union, and discuss the Republican National Convention (RNC) coming to Jax and why it is a horrible idea. We cant have Nate on without talking Jacksonville's Public Utility JEA and some of the latest developments. We are still recording remotely so there may be sound quality issues.
54 minutes | Jul 9, 2020
Breaking News: How to be an "effective" ally
This our Tenth episode of WYSC. Due to this "awaking" people and companies are really trying to reach out and be allies to Black people. So I sat down with my friend Chevalier Lovett who is Sr. Vice President & Managing Director of Organize Florida. Organize Florida is the biggest organizing group in Florida which uplifts the voices of marginalized people. We have a conversation about how to be an effective ally to marginalized people.
91 minutes | Apr 13, 2020
Breaking News : CoronaVirus This is real
Super-Sized episode! This episode on #WYSC we cover everything Coronavirus. As Cardi B has said this is real! For the first time, we have four guests. Im giving the times just in case you want to listen to specific information. Stephani Gray MPH, 1:55-23:04 -An actual epidemiologist to discuss the actual facts around COVID-19Darryl Willie, Duval County School Board Member 23:05-47:00 Discussing how Duval county schools became a leader in virtual school and future plans.Gerald Thomas Chief Executive Officer of the Red Cross North Florida Region - 47:00-1:05 Experts on what to do during emergencies and what you need to do during this pandemic. Asghar Syed- Attorney with Jacksonville's Gunster office 1:05- end. Breaks down the "Cares Act" and all the federal and statewide financial relief for families and businesses. His email email@example.comLinks www.redcross.org/local/florida/north-florida.htmlhttps://dcps.duvalschools.org/Paper Application for Unemployment http://www.floridajobs.org/Reemployment-Assistance-Service-Center/reemployment-assistance/claimants/rapaperapplication
66 minutes | Mar 23, 2020
Got real estate over there and hustle over here! The Downtown Development /Lot J episode.
This episode on #WYSC we sit down with Chris Hong from the Florida Times-Union to discuss downtown development. Jacksonville for as long as we could remember has been trying to do something about downtown. This episode we discuss the future of downtown and look closely at the deals the city uses to attract developers. Here is a link to Buzzsprout so if you want to start your own podcast https://www.buzzsprout.com/?referrer_id=571882
44 minutes | Feb 24, 2020
It's time to settle the score. The Polling Episode.
This episode on #WYSC we talk everything polling. So we sit down with Dr. Binder from the University of North Florida. Prof Binder is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and is the Faculty Director of UNF’s Public Opinion Research Laboratory. He conducts polls all day every day. So who better to help us understand if we should care about polls. Their team just conducted a state-wide poll as we approach the presidential preference primary poll. We talk about what it takes to put on a poll and then go through the polling results. Here are their results to review https://www.unf.edu/uploadedFiles/aa/coas/porl/Feb20.2020.pdf538 polling index https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/pollster-ratings/
54 minutes | Feb 11, 2020
No such thing as halfway crime prevention methods. The Crime Episode.
This episode we sit down with Andrew Pantazi from the Florida Times-Union and have a discussion about crime in Jacksonville. We talk about crime stats and what works and doesn't work when comes to crime prevention. Whenever you are doing a poll of issues, Crime is always at the top of the list in Jacksonville so we talk about the politics of crime and crime prevention. Remember we are collecting questions for our mailbag episode shoot us a question at firstname.lastname@example.org or on twitter #askwysc
40 minutes | Jan 13, 2020
Tallahassee Heroes. The Duval Delegation Episode.
This episode we sit down with A.G Gancarski from Florida Politics to discuss the 2020 Florida Legislative Session. We look specifically at the bills the Duval Delegation has filed and cover the implications the Legislative Session will have on Jacksonville.I want to give the listeners a chance to ask questions to the show. So you can send an email to our initials email@example.com or hit us on Twitter or our Facebook page with a question with #askwysc. Tell me what you care about.Here is the link to the Duval Delegation Tracker we mentioned in the episode. https://twitter.com/DuvalDelTracker
55 minutes | Nov 26, 2019
I got 5 on it. The marijuana decriminalization episode.
This episode we sit down with Shelton Hull, columnist for Folio Weekly, to talk about an ordinance that was presented by Councilman Garrett Dennis to Decriminalize Marijuana in Duval County. Duval is the only major county in Florida that has not passed a bill like this. This episode we discuss the outcome of that attempt to decriminalize. Statewide ORGS working on Legalization https://www.regulateflorida.com/https://makeitlegalflorida.com/Tweet your comments to any show with the hashtag #askwysc. I may mention them on the next show.
42 minutes | Nov 13, 2019
I'm about a dollar, what the heck is half a cent? The half-cent sales tax referendum episode.
In this episode of Why You Should Care? We sit down with Emily Bloch. She works as The Florida Times-Union‘s education reporter. It well documented that Duval has the oldest school buildings in the state. And out of all the 67 counties, we are the only county without a dedicated funding source for school maintenance and construction. The Duval School Board with the power given to it by state statute decided to address it by putting a referendum on the ballot that would allow the voters to decide if they wanted a half-cent sales tax. This episode will discuss everything that happened and is still happening with that decision. Timeline for this episodehttps://www.jacksonville.com/news/20190813/timeline-half-cent-sales-tax-for-duval-schoolsState Statue Regulating Sales Tax.Fla. Stat. 212.055(6) (6) SCHOOL CAPITAL OUTLAY SURTAX.—(a) The school board in each county may levy, pursuant to resolution conditioned to take effect only upon approval by a majority vote of the electors of the county voting in a referendum, a discretionary sales surtax at a rate that may not exceed 0.5 percent.(b) The resolution shall include a statement that provides a brief and general description of the school capital outlay projects to be funded by the surtax. The statement shall conform to the requirements of s. 101.161 and shall be placed on the ballot by the governing body of the county.
60 minutes | Nov 5, 2019
The Power is Yours! The JEA Episode.
In the first episode of "Why You Should Care?" We sit down with Nate Monroe, a columnist for the Florida Times-Union and discuss the possible sale of Jacksonville's Public Utility JEA. We go into what brought us to this point and what may happen next.Here is a link to Buzzsprout so if you want to start your own podcast https://www.buzzsprout.com/?referrer_id=571882
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