Homeless Tent Camp; Class Of COVID-19; MOCA Jax; Bee Friends Farm Brick & Mortar

Feb 18, 2021

The city of Jacksonville has successfully relocated 48 people from a LaVilla tent city into temporary shelters following the announcement of a major rehousing initiative. But the encampment remains.

A spokesperson for the city told WJCT News that more people will be offered temporary housing in area hotels as funding becomes available. However, some staying at the encampment have expressed frustration at what they perceive as inaction by the city.  

Changing Homelessness CEO Dawn Gillman joined us with more on the situation.

Class Of COVID-19

Florida’s public media journalists have put together a new reporting project documenting the pandemic’s impact on our state’s education system - and students. It’s called Class of COVID-19. We spoke to Jessica Bakeman of WLRN about it.  

New MOCA Exhibition

“Neither I, Nor Time, Nor History” is the new MOCA Jacksonville exhibit from artist Jeremy Dean. The multimedia project features sculpture, film, and historic ephemera that unearths the racial foundations underpinning modern America. We spoke to Dean and MOCA’s senior curator, Ylva Rouse about it.  

Bee Friends Farm

Bee Friend’s Farm, a locally beekeeper-owned and operated honey company, is opening its own brick and mortar retail shop in Murray Hill at the end of the month. We had Brently Stead of the farm to tell us about it.  

Patrick Cantin can be reached and newsteam@wjct.org and on Twitter.