Jags London Games; Delores Barr Weaver Policy CTR; 'Dinner With Booker T'; Winterland

Feb 5, 2020

Jaguars owner Shad Khan announced Tuesday that the Jaguars have reached an agreement with the NFL office to play two home games at Wembley Stadium in London this year.

Khan says the back-to-back games in London are to help keep the team stable economically and strengthen the Jaguars here in Jacksonville. But fans are howling in protest at the move.

WJCT’s Sports Analyst, Cole Pepper, joined us for a closer look.

Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center

Dr. Lawanda Ravoira, who has served as President and CEO of the Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center since she founded the organization in 2013, will transition March 1 to the role of President Emeritus, focusing on expansion of the agency’s public policy and advocacy work. 

Senior Vice President Vicky Basra, who has been with the Policy Center since June 2013, will succeed Ravoira as President and CEO, and take over leadership of the agency. 

Both of them joined us to discuss the transition.

Dinner with Booker T.

In honor of Black History Month, Stage Aurora is staging a one-man show, Dinner with Booker T.

It tells the story of Booker T. Washington, an American educator, author, orator, and adviser to multiple presidents of the United States. Between 1890 and 1915, Washington was the dominant leader in the African American community during that time period.

Star Darryl Reuben Hall joined us with a preview.

Winterland Music Festival

It may not feel like winter out there today, but Winterland, a “DIY music festival,” is returning to 5 Points this weekend.

We welcomed Festival Organizers Glenn Van Dyke and Lena Simon, who told us more about it.

Heather Schatz can be reached at hschatz@wjct.org, 904-358-6334 or on Twitter at @heatherschatz.