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Chuck Bean

Weekends

If Tiger King has taught us anything it’s that there is a ferocious appetite for news stories about people and animals acting badly and the wild happenstance of life. In that spirit each night during the 9 and 10 o’clock hour I enjoy playing a game with you, the listener, called Florida or Australia. The rules are simple: I’ll tell you about a news story on the air and you text or call in and tell me if you think the story happened in Florida or Australia.(because those two places seem to have a high concentration of craziness.) Here are tonight’s stories:

 

15-year-old Jacksonville boy refurbishes old computers, donates them to help students in need

When it comes to today's learning environment, "I almost had an epiphany when I realized not everyone can afford a computer," he said. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - While many will remember the Summer of 2020 for the coronavirus pandemic, 15-year-old Christopher Kilpatrick will remember it as the summer he made an impact on his community.

Florida man tells cops he was gifted pants by passerby after drugs found in pockets

Pants given to him by a passerby is the defense a Florida man used for the drugs found in his pockets, police say. Fort Pierce Police arrested 40-year-old Willie Graham after they responded to reports of a fight on North 14th Street and Edgewood Terrace.

Be sure to tune in Monday through Friday nights at 9 and 10pm if you want to play along.