Easing COVID Restrictions In Florida Schools; Project Boots; TEDxJax; JME Picks
Gov. Ron DeSantis appointed a controversial new surgeon general on Tuesday.
Dr. Joseph Ladapo is a UCLA researcher who previously expressed skeptisim surrounding COVID vaccines' effectiveness to end the COVID-19 pandemic. Ladapo has already signed a new Florida Department of Health rule that students who have been exposed to COVID-19 are no longer required to quarantine if they are asymptomatic.
Instead, under the order, parents can decide whether their children attend school after an exposure. Physicians and public health experts say the plan will increase the risk of infection across the state.
- Dr. Jeffrey Goldhagen, professor and chief, Division of Community and Societal Pediatrics, University of Florida College of Medicine - Jacksonville and president of the International Society for Social Pediatrics and Child Health
- Rachel Kerestes, biologist, public policy analyst and executive director of Science Is Us
A new home ownership program is coming to Jacksonville's Eastside. Project Boots will operate in Jacksonville’s most under-resourced communities and provide a path to homeownership to help residents build generational wealth while changing the narrative of the neighborhood.
JME's September Music Picks
Jacksonville Music Experience DJ Sessions have returned to the show! We spotlight some of the musical talent here on the First Coast.
Guest: WJCT Arts and Culture Editor Matt Shaw