Media roundtable; First Coast on View
Today’s Media Roundtable discussed some of the top stories in the First Coast, including:
- Mayor Lenny Curry signed Jacksonville’s controversial redistricting plan that activists say disenfranchises Black voters by packing them into a few City Council districts.
- Jacksonville’s recycling drop-off sites have closed ahead of curbside recycling resuming on Monday.
- Florida is among 20 states suing the federal government over the public transportation mask mandate. The lawsuit, supported by Gov. Ron DeSantis, marks the latest in a long line of pushback against what he calls “COVID theater.”
- Some local politicians are calling on DeSantis to declare a housing state of emergency. As interest rates rise and inventory lowers, prices continue to soar statewide, with many homebuyers offering thousands over the asking price and still being outbid. Renters are also affected as rent prices rise.
- The USS Orleck arrived in Jacksonville last weekend. The giant naval ship will be docked in Jax permanently and become the Jacksonville Naval Museum.
- Mike Mendenhall, Jax Daily Record.
- WJCT News’s Randy Roguski.
- Ben Becker, Action News Jax.
- Jacksonville Today columnist Nikesha Williams.
First Coast on View
WJCT Arts and Culture editor Matt Shaw joined us with his list of April’s most intriguing visual arts exhibits and performing arts events.