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Trial for the murder of Ahmaud Arbery; chief resilience officer; invasive plants; Southern Italian Deli and Market

An artist paints a mural of the likeness of Ahmaud Arbery in Dallas, Friday, May 8, 2020. Theo Ponchaveli said he was inspired to paint the mural after seeing the video of Arbery's death and learning it was Arbery's birthday.
An artist paints a mural of of Ahmaud Arbery on May 8, 2020, in Dallas. Theo Ponchaveli said he was inspired to paint the mural after seeing the video of Arbery's death and learning it was Arbery's birthday.

A judge denied mistrial requests Monday at the trial of three white men charged with murdering Ahmaud Arbery in Brunswick, Georgia.

Defense lawyer Kevin Gough made an additional request to have the Rev. Jesse Jackson removed from court after an unsuccessful attempt to prevent “any more Black pastors” from attending the trial. Defense attorneys claimed that the presence of leaders such as Jackson and the Rev. Al Sharpton tainted the jury.

Guest: Anne Schindler, First Coast News.

Chief resilience officer

Jacksonville’s first chief resilience officer, Anne Coglianese, joined us to discuss how to combat climate change in our city.

Guest: Anne Coglianese, chief resilience officer of Jacksonville.

Invasive plants

The University of Florida has a new guide to help Floridians identify which plants are “Florida Friendly.”Plant This, Not That is a publication from UF’s Institute of Food and Agriculture Sciences Extension office.

Guest: Tina McIntyre, Florida Friendly Landscaping agent with UF.

Southern Italian Deli and Market

Local restaurants are bouncing back from the pandemic as more vaccinated guests are coming in to dine. One new place to check out is the Southern Italian Deli & Market, a new venture by restaurateur Christopher Condon, who describes the new restaurant and how it brings an old New York style to the First Coast.

Guest: Christopher Condon, owner and founder of Cugino's and the Southern Italian Deli & Market.

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

Patrick Cantin is joining WJCT from the University of North Florida as a news intern for the fall 2020 semester.