News and opinion-based discussions with Florida Times-Union columnists and Jacksonville.com staff. The podcasts originate from Jacksonville, which is part of Florida's First Coast. Participating columnists include Mark Woods, Tonyaa Weathersbee, JT Rushing and Ron Littlepage. Alternating hosts include Tracy Collins and Bill Bortzfield.
Teen substance abuse
Rene Hellen of River Region Human Services talks about a program that provides in-home counseling to teens who abuse alcohol and drugs.
No Child is an Island
Vonceil Levine, a bereavement specialist with Haven Hospice, discusses how children can be helped when they're in grief.
Choosing a nursing home
Mike Milliken of the First Coast's Long-term Care Ombudsman Program offers tips on picking a nursing home.
What it's like to be 'Medically Needy'
Jacksonville resident and patient advocate German Vivas talks about what it's like to depend on Florida's Medically Needy program.
Mental health care for the youngest
Jeff Goldhagen, chief of community pediatrics at UF and Shands Jacksonville, talks about gaps in mental health care.
Banishing bed bugs
Bed bugs are back, says Robert Teal, service manager for Terminex's Jacksonville-area operations.