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Media Roundtable; PorchFest

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Today’s Media Roundtable discussed some of the top stories in the First Coast, including:

  • Activists in favor of removing a Confederate monument in a public park in Jacksonville are hoping economic pressure will persuade City Council members to change their votes.
  • The jury in the trial of the men accused of killing Ahmaud Arbery in Brunswick, Georgia is set. Eleven of the 12 jurors are white, a controversial setup to begin the trial. Arbery, a Black man, was killed while out jogging. Three white men face trial for his murder.
  • The Duval County Department of Health and Agape Health are teaming up with the city of Jacksonville to provide COVID-19 booster shots, along with vaccines and COVID tests, at four community centers.
  • Caregivers of children as young as 5 can now schedule appointments for the Pfizer COVID vaccine.
  • Duval County Public Schools softened their mask mandate, allowing parents to opt out without a doctor’s note.
  • Workplace vaccine mandates are set to begin on Jan. 4 nationwide. The state filed a lawsuit against President Biden calling the mandate unconstitutional.
  • The University of North Florida’s Public Opinion Research Lab released a media poll showing respondents trust local news sources over national media, as well as highly partisan divides on several issues including who won the last presidential election.

Guests:

PorchFest

PorchFest is back this Saturday at noon. Come visit WJCT’s Jacksonville Music Experience booth as you're enjoying the tunes from local musicians and food trucks.

Guest: Kelly Rich, director of Springfield Preservation and Revitalization

First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross Associate Producer Katherine Hobbs can be reached at khobbs@wjct.org or on Twitter at @KatherineGHobbs.

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Florida Roundup Associate Producer Katherine Hobbs can be reached at khobbs@wjct.org or on Twitter at @KatherineGHobbs.
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