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‘SOTRU’ Host Al Letson Wins Peabody Award

He’s a playwright, poet and nationally renowned public radio host. And Jacksonville’s own Al Letson is also a Peabody Award winner.

Letson’s acclaimed program “State of the Re:Union” won a George Foster Peabody award for its 2014 season.

It is the highest accolade offered in the broadcasting business. Letson joins such luminaries as Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Katie Couric and Julia Child at the very pinnacle of the industry.

Sadly, SOTRU is sunsetting due to challenges involved with fundraising.

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Port Task Force Decision Reignites Rodman Reservoir Advocates

Mayor Alvin Brown’s Port Task Force has voted in support of breaching a Putnam County dam as an offset for proposed deepening of the Jacksonville Harbor.

A coalition of Jacksonville business and environmental advocates say removing the dam will flush millions of gallons of fresh water into the St. Johns River each day. They say that would offset environmental damage caused by the proposed dredging of Jacksonville’s port.

Meanwhile, advocates for keeping the dam, and the man-made lake behind it, say it acts as a water filter keeping pollution from flowing downstream.

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Blue Bell Recalls All Products

  Blue Bell has issued another recall Monday amid more concerns of Listeria.All Blue Bell products currently on the market are involved in the recall.Kroger is removing all Blue Bell products from its shelves, according to officials.

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Tebow To Sign With Philadephia Eagles

After years away from football, former Nease High School and Florida Gators quarterback Tim Tebow is returning to the NFL.

Philadelphia Eagles Coach Chip Kelly is adding Tebow to his team’s roster. WJCT Sports Analyst Cole Pepper says the First Coast’s favorite quarterback could face an uphill battle in the City of Brotherly Love.

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Port Task Force Supports Dredging, Still Unsure About Funding

Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown’s port task force voted this week in support of deepening the Jacksonville Harbor and increasing offsets for environmental harm that may result. What they did not decide was how to pay for the projects.

The task force voted seven-to-one that dredging the port — from 40 feet to 47 feet to accommodate Asian “megaships” — makes good sense for the city.

They estimate $380 million must come from state and local governments but stopped short of outlining a funding plan.

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