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School Guardians Lawsuit; COVID-19 Vaccine; What's Good Wednesdays; 1A's Jenn White



Duval County students are being transitioned back into classes five days a week.  

However, this has sparked renewed concern over armed school “guardians” being allowed to carry guns on campuses.  The Duval County Public Schools board approved allowing armed school safety assistants on campuses two years ago, which has been met with complaints from parents and a lawsuit. Bacardi Jackson, managing attorney for the Southern Poverty Law Center talked with us about the ongoing situation and lawsuit.

COVID-19 Vaccine

Dr. Michael Koren, the CEO and Medical Director of the Jacksonville Center for Clinical Research, joined with his perspective on the worldwide race to develop a coronavirus vaccine.

What’s Good Wednesdays

It’s a difficult time for any teacher right now to keep their classrooms fully stocked with supplies. That’s why we give thanks to Ed Malesky of The Art Center of Jacksonville. He has started a community project to collect art supplies to distribute to five local schools, and joined us with more information.

Here's more of What’s Good this Wednesday:

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“An Evening With 1A’s Jenn White”

Join WJCT online for “An Evening with 1A’s Jenn White.” The new host of 1A, Jenn White, will join WJCT President & CEO David McGowan for an engaging virtual conversation. 


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