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Friday Media Roundtable; Just Like Me

Gov. Ron DeSantis puts on his mask as he leaves a news conference at Jackson Memorial Hospital, Monday, July 13, 2020, in Miami.

We devoted today’s Media Roundtable to the surge in COVID cases in Northeast Florida and around the state and how local officials andGov. Ron DeSantis are handling it.

The panelists were: 

Just Like Me 

Just Like Me is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a free performance at the Florida Theatre. The organization was founded to help foster children on the verge of aging out by teaching them the arts as a way to engage in self expression. The performance, which is a showcase for the students' work, is July 29 at the Florida Theatre in Downtown Jacksonville at 6:30 p.m. 

Kathryn McAvoy, the founder and executive director of The Performers Academy, which hosts and runs the Just Like Me program, joined us.  

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Mackenzie Guiry is a senior multimedia journalism major at the University of North Florida. She spent her first two years of college at Florida Atlantic University.