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Roe v. Wade leak; tenure reform; Jacksonville's bicentennial bell; Pie95

Abortion rights activists hold signs outside the Supreme Court on Oct. 4.
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Abortion rights activists hold signs outside the Supreme Court on Oct. 4.

A leaked draft opinion, first reported by POLITICO, suggests the Supreme Court is poised to overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 decision guaranteeing women the constitutional right to an abortion. The draft majority opinion was written by Justice Samuel Alito. The draft is not a final opinion, and it could change. But the news has elicited mixed reactions across the country. Women and allies nationwide will protest tonight in support of equitable abortion access.

Guest: Kanesha Fuller, president of the Women’s March of Jacksonville.

Tenure reform

Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a higher education reform bill into law last month that critics say weakens tenure at state universities. Critics also fear the measure could affect the financial stability of higher education institutions in Florida and their ability to attract notable talent and tenure existing professors.

Guest: Emma Pettit, senior reporter, Chronicle of Higher Education.

Jacksonville’s bicentennial bell

Jacksonville’s bicentennial is coming up next month. Part of the plans to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the city’s founding include installing a bicentennial bell.

Guest: Aaron Gibson-Evans, chair of The Bicentennial Bell Project at the Jacksonville Historical Society.

Pie95

One of Jacksonville’s most beloved food trucks, Pie95 Pizza, recently opened a brick-and-mortar location.

Guest: Evan Eriksen, owner and chef.

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