On Friday’s episode of First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross, our Media Roundtable examined some of the major stories impacting Northeast Florida- and beyond - this week, including:
- A CNN reporter and his crew were arrested on-air in Minnesota while covering the protests over the death of George Floyd.
- Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry is strongly suggesting people to continue to wear masks in public spaces.
- Mayor Lenny Curry says he will sign legislation about the city’s human rights ordinance.
- The JAX Chamber has announced its support for a half-cent sales tax to fund Duval County Public Schools.
- New Jacksonville City Council President Tommy Hazouri has made history by becoming the first Democrat to lead the Council in more than two decades.
Our guests were:
- Bill Bortzfield, WJCT Digital Content Editor
- Emily Bloch, The Florida Times-Union
- Mike Mendenhall, Jax Daily Record
- Fred Matthews, WJCT contributor
Service Of Giving Thanks
St. John’s Cathedral in Downtown Jacksonville will be a live stream on Sunday to give thanks to essential workers. We talked with attorney and cathedral parishioner Audrey Moran to get more information.
A Gift to Graduates
Atlantic Beach Mayor Ellen Glasser joined us to talk about her efforts to remind the class of 2020 how special they are, even during these troubling times.
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