Media Roundtable; Southern Restaurants For Racial Justice
Friday our Media Roundtable discussed the biggest stories of the week, including:
- The 60th anniversary of Ax Handle Saturday in Jacksonville was Thursday, as Black Lives Matter protests continue nationwide
- Duval County Public Schools have been ordered to stop publishing COVID-19 case data
- NextEra - which is FPL's parent company - was willing to pay $11 billion to buy JEA, while a bonus plan as part of the sale could have paid out hundreds of millions of dollars to employees
Our guests analyzing the news were:
- David Bauerlein, a reporter with The Florida Times-Union
- Charles Griggs, a regular WJCT contributor
- A.G. Gancarski, a correspondent for Florida Politics
- Claire Goforth, a writer and freelance journalist
Southern Restaurants For Racial Justice Fundraiser
Local restaurants are supporting racial justice with a fundraiser happening Saturday, August 29.
At least 19 area restaurants including Taverna, 1748 Bakehouse, House of Leaf and Bean, Congaree and Penn, Black Sheep Group, Community Loaves, and Vagabond Coffee are participating as part of a coalition of bakers, chefs, makers and restaurant owners who have joined together to work to benefit Black communities in the South.
The coalition is called Southern Restaurants for Racial Justice. Ten percent of Saturday's sales will go to the Lee Initiative, a relief fund to support Black-owned restaurants in the South affected by the pandemic.
Mariah Salvat of Southern Roots Filling Station joined us with a preview.
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