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Media roundtable; JME DJ Sessions

Daylina Miller
Charlie Crist speaks to a crowd in St. Petersburg after winning the Democratic nomination for governor on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2022.

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

  • The Jacksonville sheriff race is going to a runoff election as Republican T.K. Waters faces Democrat Lakesha Burton in November. Meanwhile, Democrat Charlie Crist easily defeated Nikki Fried in the primary and will face incumbent Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis this fall.
  • Thursday in St. Johns County, the School Board narrowly rejected a parent's request to remove eight books from school libraries. That's as other Florida school districts have removed hundreds of books over the last year.
  • Also this week, the Duval school district got another financial boost from voters. With 53% of the vote, Duval voters approved a four-year, $1 million property tax increase to go toward teacher salaries, arts and athletics. At the same time, many School Board candidates affiliated with the conservative group Moms 4 Liberty and endorsed by Gov. Ron DeSantis won elections statewide, including in Duval , where Charlotte Joyce won another term and April Carney ousted incumbent Elizabeth Andersen.
  • The A Woman's Choice of Jacksonville abortion clinic continues to object to how the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office handled a large protest this week that blocked its entrance. The clinic and police gave conflicting accounts of what happened. Kelly Flynn, CEO of A Woman's Choice, said more than 165 protesters surprised the clinic's staff and blocked their entry as they arrived for work Monday morning.


JME DJ Sessions

The Jacksonville Music Experience team covers music news from artists far and wide, especially those making music in the 904. Hear their favorite new cuts from international and local artists alike on The Independent 89.9 HD4.

Guest: Matt Shaw, Jacksonville Music Experience Editor

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