FSCJ Scientist Questions Fla.'s COVID-19 Numbers; Return Of 'Folio'; Weekend Events

Jun 18, 2020

A Jacksonville-based data scientist says the way Florida presents COVID-19 data to the public is misleading, and he worries it’s being done deliberately to help support efforts to reopen the state.

Christopher Perle is a Professor of Biology at Florida State College at Jacksonville. Perle has been keeping a close eye on Florida’s COVID-19 dashboard since it first launched. He joined us to explain his concerns about the state data.

Related: FSCJ Data Scientist Says The Way Fla. Presents COVID-19 Numbers Is Misleading

'Folio Weekly 2.0'

Jacksonville attorney John Phillips is the principal investor in Folio Weekly 2.0.
Credit Folio Weekly 2.0

After folding in May after 33 years due to the economic realities of the pandemic, Folio Weekly is making a comeback.

Local criminal defense attorney John Phillips is the principal investor in the new Folio Weekly 2.0 and joined us with why he thinks the community needs to support independent journalism.

Weekend Events

A view of the gardens along the St. Johns River at the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens.
Credit CUMMER MUSEUM OF ART & GARDENS

We looked at the events around town this weekend, including the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, which will reopen to the public in two phases, beginning with a free admission weekend on Saturday, June 20, and Sunday, June 21 to its outdoor gardens.

We also spoke with Artistic Director Jorge Pena about the St. Augustine Music Festival, which kicks off Thursday night as a virtual affair this year.

Bill Bortzfield can be reached at bbortzfield@wjct.org or on Twitter at @BortzInJax.