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“Hamilton” Star Speaks On The Musical And Its Legacy Ahead Of Jacksonville Performance


The Broadway smash “Hamilton” is coming to Jacksonville for a three-week run beginning in late September. WMFE’s Nicole Darden Creston spoke with Jared Dixon, who plays the central character of Aaron Burr in the touring production. He says the musical and its subject matter reflect issues from the time of the Founding Fathers that carry through the present.
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Environment

Ship Carrying Coal Ash From Puerto Rico To Georgia Spills ‘Very Nasty Stuff’ Off Jax Coast


On March 14, 2021, a cargo ship called the Bridgeport departed Guayama, Puerto Rico, bound for a private port in Jacksonville. The ship’s cargo was 12,000 tons of coal ash — an industrial byproduct that can contain, among other things, arsenic, lead, boron, and lithium. It was a load equivalent to about 800 standard garbage trucks. On March 22, the Bridgeport ran aground about a mile south of the mouth of the St. Johns River. It listed to the left in about 30 feet of water, its hull submersed in soft sand. In the coming days, maritime diving, salvage and towing companies would assess the damage and develop a plan to transfer the Bridgeport’s cargo and refloat the listing barge. …
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This visible light image of Hurricane Irma was captured by NOAA’s GOES East satellite as it strengthened to a Category 5 hurricane in the Central Atlantic Ocean on Sept. 5 at 7:45 a.m. EDT
Intersection

Intersection: How Public Radio Covered Hurricane Irma


For some reporters in the public radio network, Irma was their first experience covering a major hurricane.  Jessica Meszaros, reporter and host of All Things Considered for WGCU in Fort Myers and Ryan Benk, reporter and Host of Indie Endeavor on WJCT in Jacksonville, joined Intersection to discuss how they reported Irma and its aftermath in Southwest and Northeast Florida. 
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