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Media roundtable; Small business month

Duval County Public Schools
Sky Lebron
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WJCT News

Today’s Media Roundtable discussed some of the top stories in the First Coast, including:

  • The Duval County School Board has filed a legal challenge over state rules prohibiting mask restrictions for students.
  • Jacksonville City Council had nearly unlimited discretion to hand out millions in COVID relief funds to organizations across the city. However, a closer look at this process has found several red flags.
  • Three members of the Jacksonville City Council released statements in support of removing Springfield Park’s Confederate monument. The removal could cost upward of $1 million.
  • Jaguars owner Shad Khan called Urban Meyer’s actions over the weekend inexcusable after two embarrassing videos surfaced. Meyer said he never considered resigning as the team’s head coach. 
  • Three city councilors advanced a bill offering a $114 million public financing package to build Jaguars owner Shad Khan’s Four Seasons Hotel and Residences.
  • JASMYN’s hosts their 15th annual Coming Out Day Breakfast next week. The event brings together the LGBTQ+ community and their allies to celebrate living authentically.

Guests:

Small business month
A cohort of Jacksonville women is taking their businesses to the next level with the help of the Bank of America Institute for Women’s Entrepreneurship at Cornell University.

Guest: Mark Bennett, president of Bank of America Jacksonville.

First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross Associate Producer Katherine Hobbs can be reached at khobbs@wjct.org or on Twitter at @KatherineGHobbs.

Katherine Hobbs joined WJCT as an associate producer of talk shows following her internship.