Media Roundtable; Jacksonville walking tours
Today’s Media Roundtable discussed some of the top stories in the First Coast, including:
- The Federal Trade Commission launched a probe into supply chain issues. Amazon, which has a significant presence in Jacksonville, is asked to produce records supporting rising prices for consumers. Smaller businesses like local Christmas tree lots are running out of inventory early this year.
- Democrat Tracey Polson and Republican Nick Howland, who received about 37% and 36% of the vote, respectively, will face off in a Feb 22 runoff election to fill the late Tommy Hazouri's at-large City Council seat.
- After months of closure to serve as a state-run monoclonal antibody clinic for people with COVID-19, the Main Library will reopen next week.
- The Clay County School Board took its final vote Thursday on moving hundreds of students to new schools.
- The Florida Department of Education removed links to anti-bullying resources, specifically those addressing concerns of the LGBTQ+ community.
- Duval County Public School teachers’ salaries will be raised from a minimum of $45,891 to $47,500 following a push from Gov. Ron DeSantis.
- WJCT News reporter Claire Heddles.
- The Florida Times-Union’s Dan Scanlan.
- Regular WJCT contributor Fred Matthews.
- News4Jax’s Joe McLean.
Jacksonville walking tours
For the next two Saturdays, author Bill Delaney will host the next in a series of walking tours of places featured in his new book "Secret Jacksonville: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure."
Guest: Bill Delaney, author and co-owner of the Jaxon.