Michael Gonzalez

WJCT NEWS INTERN - SPRING 2021

Michael Gonzalez is joining WJCT News as a spring intern from Jacksonville University.

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On this week’s Friday Media Roundtable, we discussed some of the top stories in Northeast Florida, including:

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Florida could soon redirect hundreds of millions of dollars to efforts to combat sea level rise and increase resiliency in the state. Meanwhile, the Jacksonville City Council has voted unanimously to accept its Resiliency Committe's final rpeort. 

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Florida legislation that would roll out new vote by mail restrictions is being criticized as voter suppression by opponents. 

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On this week’s Friday Media Roundtable, we discussed some of the top stories in Northeast Florida, including:

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A proposed 6-cent gas tax to fund long delayed infrastructure improvements across the city has sparked debate. Should some of that money go toward a revamp of the downtown Skyway?

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On this week’s Friday Media Roundtable, we discussed some of the top stories in Northeast Florida, including:

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The CDC and the FDA recommended “a pause” in the usage of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine due to reports of rare blood clotting. However, public officials are still urging citizens to continue getting vaccinated with the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines.

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Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Assistant Chief Lakesha Burton joined us to discuss her plan to run for Jacksonville Sheriff in 2023

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On this week’s Friday Media Roundtable, we discussed some of the top stories in Northeast Florida, including:

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With people 16 and older now eligible for a COVID vaccination in Florida, the push is on to convince the state's entire adult population to get a shot.

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The JTA has voted to support a six cent gas tax. The local mask mandate has been lifted and the age to receive a COVID vaccine has been lowered to age 16 and up.

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On this week’s Friday Media Roundtable, we discussed some of the top stories in Northeast Florida, including:

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The city of Jacksonville’s Housing and Community Development Division plans to distribute more than $4 million of federal funds to Duval County residents to help those who have fallen behind in mortgage payments due to a loss of income related to COVID-19.

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The Duval County Public Schools distrist is continuing an intense local discussion about renaming nine public schools. Most of the school names have associations with the Confederacy.

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On this week’s Friday Media Roundtable, we discussed some of the top stories in Northeast Florida, including:

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COVID-19 vaccine availability increased Monday to include Floridians 50 and up, as announced by Governor DeSantis on Friday.  

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On this week’s Friday Media Roundtable, we discussed some of the top stories in Northeast Florida, including:

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A Florida State House subcommittee has approved a bill to enact a 10 percent THC cap on smokable medical cannabis and restrict THC levels to 60% in other marijuana products.

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On this week’s Friday Media Roundtable, we discussed some of the top stories in Northeast Florida, including:

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The Jacksonville Public Education Fund has released new research on teacher retention in Duval County. 

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On this week’s Friday Media Roundtable, we discussed some of the top stories in Northeast Florida, including:

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Phasing out septic tanksthe development of the Shipyards, and a federal vaccine site opening at Edward Waters College are among some of the current issues in Jacksonville.

On this week’s Friday Media Roundtable, we discussed some of the top stories in Northeast Florida, including:

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Gov. Ron DeSantis has focused on vaccinating Florida’s seniors, but on Tuesday, DeSantis announced he will expand the vaccination’s eligibility requirements to include teachers and law enforcement officers ages 50 and up.

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A new mass COVID-19 vaccination center is scheduled to open up in Jacksonville’s Northside in March.

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