On this week’s Friday Media Roundtable, we discussed some of the top stories in Northeast Florida, including:
- Floridians can track the results of local elections as early voting begins.
- Vice Presidential Candidate Kamala Harris’ Jacksonvillevisit earlier this week on the first day of early voting.
- Vice President Mike Pence's Saturday campaign schedule shows two Florida appearances.
- The Duval County Clerk of Court is usually seen as a ministerial role but this year, the candidates are gaining a lot of attention.
- Lot J development continues to spark controversy as Mayor Curry releases a Lot J financial analysis commissioned by the Jaguars.
Our guests were:
- Nate Monroe of The Florida Times-Union
- Mike Mendenhall of the Jax Daily Record
- WJCT News contributor Charles Griggs
- Journalist Claire Goforth.
Drug Take Back Day
Memorial Hospital is collecting your opioids, no questions asked, as part of Drug Take Back Day. The program hopes to mitigate some of the effects of the opioid crisis by giving people a safe place to dispose of their medication.
Dr. Alison Mauk, Emergency Medicine Pharmacist at Memorial Hospital, told us more.
Edible Northeast Florida has devoted its latest issue to Jacksonville’s burgeoning global cuisine scene. While travel is off the table for most, the magazine hopes to inspire Jacksonville residents to explore the culinary world from the safety of home.
Edible’s editor Lauren Titus, joined us on the program to discuss Northeast Florida’s diverse cultural makeup and the some of the best cuisine in the area.
Katherine Hobbs can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter at @KatherineGHobbs.