Eye On Florida Legislature; Urban Food Park; & Women In Sports — #26

Mar 3, 2017

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We’re just days away from the start of the Florida legislative session.

From bills impacting how children on the First Coast play and exercise in schools to someday soon being able to have a vodka tonic while sitting at your favorite bistro in some of Jacksonville's historic districts, on this episode of Redux, we’re going to bring you what we’re keeping an eye on during the session.

Then, if you work downtown or just happen to be downtown during lunch, the food truck invasion has arrived. But first, in honor of Women’s History Month, we bring you a discussion with a pioneer of gender equality and Jacksonville resident, Nancy Hogshead-Makar.

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Smaller Restaurants In Jacksonville's Historic Districts May Soon Sell Liquor

Smaller restaurants in historic Jacksonville neighborhoods could soon serve liquor under a bill heading to the Florida Legislature.

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Lawmakers Preview Education Issues Impacting In Upcoming Legislative Session

Everything from mandatory recess to testing schedules is up for debate during the state legislative session that begins next week.

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State Bill Extending Property Tax Breaks To Victims Of 2016 Hurricanes To Be Reviewed

The annual Florida legislative session begins next week. Among the bills lawmakers will consider is one giving property tax breaks to people who suffered damage as a result of hurricanes last year.

Listen To The Nancy Hogshead-Makar On First Coast Connect

on “First Coast Connect” we spoke with Olympic gold medalist and civil rights attorney Nancy Hogshead-Makar on the impact of Title IX on women’s sports.

A cab driver offers rides in a 1956 Chevy Bel-Aire in old Havana.
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As Tourists Flock To Cuba, Local Business Leaders Still Cool To Idea

As diplomatic relations improve between Cuba and the U.S., more and more people are traveling to the island nation. Among them is WJCT business analyst John Burr, who traveled there recently with a group from his church.

The Butt Hutt Smokehouse food truck.
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Urban Food Park Drives More Mobile Eats Downtown

Hungry downtown workers have a new place to grab a bite after Thursday’s opening of Jacksonville’s first “Urban Food Park.”

Digital Content Editor Vince Kong can be reached at vkong@wjct.org, 904-358-6349 or on Twitter @teamvincek