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The Department of the Interior new offshore drilling plan; First Coast Success; University of North Florida’s Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation Program; Blue Bamboo celebrates 17 years of operation and a new 'employee'

Biden Drilling
Eric Gay
A man wears a face mark as he fishes near docked oil drilling platforms on May 8, 2020, in Port Aransas, Texas.

A five-year plan proposed by the Department of the Interior authorizes new offshore drilling leases in the Gulf of Mexico and Alaska. The plan has sparked widespread opposition from coastal communities and national groups.

Guest: Pete Stauffer, ocean protection manager, Surfrider Foundation.

First Coast Success

Richard Sisisky, a Jacksonville business leader, received the Thompson S. Baker award from Junior Achievement.

Guest: Richard Sisisky, president, The Shircliff & Sisisky Co.

University of North Florida’s Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation Program

A program created to educate and support local innovators and entrepreneurs has returned to UNF.


  • Kara Barber, assistant director, Center for entrepreneurship and innovation, UNF.
  • Alexandria Deal, manager, Talent Acquisition and Diversity Programs, Swisher Growth Cohort.

Blue Bamboo celebrates 17 years of operation and a new 'employee'

Heather Schatz
Chef Dennis Chan and Booey the robotic server

Blue Bamboo Canton Bistro in Mandarin celebrated its 17th anniversary this month, and a compact state-of-the-art robot, "Booey," joined their staff. The robot is the latest creation in restaurant technology.

Guest: Dennis Chan, head chef, Blue Bamboo Canton Bistro.

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Trinity Webster-Bass is a sophomore at Howard University from Jacksonville. At Howard University, she is a member of the Cathy Hughes School of Communication Annenberg Honors Program and the president of the Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting Howard University Chapter. Trinity is excited to serve as a production intern at WJCT because of her love for public radio. You can reach Trinity on her Twitter at @trinitywbass.