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COVID Concerns in Schools; 'The Grifter's Club;' What's Good Wednesdays

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File photo of students returning to school during the coronavirus pandemic.


On Monday, Mayor Lenny Curry announced an expanded partnership that will allow for free rapid coronavirus testing for all Duval County students

However, parents, teachers, and students still have concerns about a number of other coronavirus-related issues as the new school year gets underway.


Emily Bloch, The Florida Times Union’s Education Reporter, joined us with details.


The Grifter's Club 

A new book, The Grifter’s Club: Trump, Mar-a-Lago and the Selling of the Presidency, provides an in-depth look at President Donald Trump's Mar-A-Lago resort, and how he has been using it while in office.  Sara Blaskey, a co-author of the book, joined us with more. 


What’s Good Wednesdays 

Bring on the movies this holiday weekend! Edible Northeast Florida and Sight & Sound Productions are teaming up to present a drive-in movie showing of Ratatouille Friday evening. Edible editor Lauren Titus joined us with more on how you can stay safe and have fun at the event.  


Our look at What’s Good this week also included:

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Patrick Cantin is joining WJCT from the University of North Florida as a news intern for the fall 2020 semester.