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Confederate Monument debate; local support for Ukraine; rising economy in Duval; Chapter Endnotes

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City workers drape a tarp over the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Aug. 23, 2017.

City leaders will look at two proposals tonight around Confederate monuments. One is to remove them on the taxpayer dime. The other is to put the question of monument removal to a public referendum. Many activists who have rallied against the removal of these monuments say they’ll rally in front of City Council Chambers tonight.

Guests:

Local support for Ukraine

Recently a popular cafe in the Five Points neighborhood changed its name. The former Ribault Bakery is now the Odessa Slava Ukrainian Cafe. The owner, who is Ukrainian, changed the name in support of his home country.

Guest: Alex Podlas, owner.

Jacksonville economy

As Jacksonville’s economy grows, but costs for food, rent and gas are rising across the board, how does this affect Jacksonville’s most underserved communities from a development perspective? The Local Initiatives Support Corp., or LISC, has done its part by helping to transform distressed neighborhoods into healthy, sustainable communities that are good places to live, work and play.

Guests:

  • Dr. PeDro Cohen, LISC executive director.
  • Sherry Magill, LISC Advisory Board chair.

Chapter Endnotes Book Club

Stacey Goldring is bringing back her in-person book clubs this month to San Marco Books and so much more.

Guest: Stacey Goldring, Chapter Endnotes Book Club leader.

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Patrick Cantin is joining WJCT from the University of North Florida as a news intern for the fall 2020 semester.
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