JEA Investigation; The Warsaw Protocol; Midtown Table; Jax Food & Wine Festival

Feb 4, 2020

The Jacksonville City Council is busy with an investigation into the aborted push to sell JEA, and helping to confirm an entirely new board. Overseeing all this is City Council President Scott Wilson, who joined us. 

The mayor appoints the utility’s seven board members with approval on each appointee needed from the City Council. City Director of Public Affairs Nikki Kimbleton said Jan. 29 the mayor has started looking at appointees and will ask Council members and community leaders for advice.

The Warsaw Protocol

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New York Times bestselling author and First Coast resident Steve Berry is out with a new thriller in his wildly popular Cotton Malone series.

The Warsaw Protocol publishes later this month. He joined us with a preview.

History, especially little-known history, is at the heart of every Berry novel and in this new thriller, the focus is on Poland and the seven precious relics of the Arma Christi, the weapons of Christ, that are disappearing from sanctuaries around the world.

Midtown Table

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They’re culinary stars here on the First Coast. And now, the Medure Brothers have opened a new restaurant near Town Center. It’s an Italian restaurant, and it’s called Midtown Table.

Matthew Medure, Executive Chef, owner of Midtown Table and President of Medure Brothers Culinary Concepts, joined us with a taste.

Jacksonville Food & Wine Festival

Speaking of food, there’s a new festival for food, wine and music lovers in town. The inaugural Jacksonville Food & Wine Festival will take place in Riverside this Sunday.

On the show with a preview and a live performance was Charles Wagoner, Director of Sales and Marketing, 904 Happy Hour Corporation; And Chris Thomas, of the Chris Thomas Band.

Peter Hoban can be reached at newsteam@wjct.org , 904-358-6317