Latest On Coronavirus Vaccines; Shopability; COVID-19 Relief Bill; Jason Tetlak
The Connectable movement launched a new initiative this week called Shopability, which is designed to shine a light on local businesses that employ individuals with Autism, Down syndrome and other intellectual and developmental differences (IDDs). They even have an interactive map which identifies IDD friendly businesses.
Sarah Troup, Director of Connectable Jax spoke to us about it and other ways Jacksonville is making IDD inclusion front and center.
COVID-19 Relief Bill
Republicans in the U.S. Senate are expected to raise objections to President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID relief package. They argue it will increase the deficit and that the country can’t afford the price tag. However, there are supporters of an economic theory called the modern monetary theory, who disagree. Daniel Cronrath of FSCJ joined us to explain.
Artist Jason Tetlak
Jacksonville-based muralist Jason Tetlak has finished painting a new mural on the rooftop of the River Park Place office building at 751 Oak Street in Riverside. The intent is to present the piece, which depicts dynamic scenes of northeast Florida wildlife and the St. Johns River ecosystem, as a welcome sign for tourists. He spoke to us about his work.