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JEA investigation: gas prices: Independence Day fireworks: July Fourth cooking tips

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Bill Bortzfield
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WJCT News

Last year, The Florida Times-Union’s Nate Monroe broke the news that JEA could be privatized. Since then, he’s uncovered more secrecy, learned he was the victim of surveillance and secured an interview with Florida Power & Light Chief Executive Eric Silagy.

Guest: Nate Monroe, columnist, The Florida Times-Union.

Gas prices

As the holiday weekend approaches, many people are gearing up for travel despite fluctuating prices at the gas pump. Many are traveling by air as well. AAA is working to keep inebriated drivers off the roads with their “Tow to Go” program this Fourth of July weekend.

Guest: Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA — The Auto Club Group.

Independence Day fireworks

The city of Jacksonville is hosting its annual Independence Day firework displays across the city. While many folks are excited to see COVID-19 cases low enough to resume the tradition, others are concerned about the safety of large crowds gathering and the environmental effects of shooting off fireworks during a particularly dry summer.

Guest: Chandler Fussell, chief of sports and entertainment, city of Jacksonville.

July Fourth cooking tips

As Independence Day weekend approaches, folks are getting ready to celebrate with some barbecue. Lauren Titus, editor-in-chief of Edible Northeast Florida, shared some creative recipes with us to spice up your menu.

Recipes:

Guest: Lauren Titus, editor-in-chief of Edible Northeast Florida.

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