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AP African-American History banned; photographer Doug Eng; City Council candidate Kim Stephens Perry; DONNA Marathon

Ron DeSantis
Lynne Sladky
Associated Press
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks to the crowd after being sworn in to begin his second term outside the Old Capitol on Jan. 3, 2023, in Tallahassee.

The fight over a new Advanced Placement African American studies course that’s not being allowed in Florida schools is going to court.

A group of students and elected officials say they plan to file a lawsuit against the state for banning the course. During the announcement in Tallahassee, civil rights attorney Ben Crump was joined by three AP honors high school students.

Guest: Will Brown, Jacksonville Today reporter.

Doug Eng’s 'Creeks Rising'

Local photographer Doug Eng’s series "Creeks Rising," which shines a light on McCoys and Hogans Creek in Downtown Jacksonville, will be on exhibit at the Jessie Ball Dupont Center from Feb. 1 through May 5.

Eng will speak about the series at an opening reception event at the Jessie from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Jan. 31.

Guest: Doug Eng, local photographer.

City Council candidate Kim Stephens Perry

The city’s March elections are just around the corner. We continue our series of candidate profiles by sitting down with Kim Stephens Perry, who’s running for Jacksonville City Council District 10.

Guest: Kim Stephens Perry, candidate for Jacksonville City Council District 10

The DONNA Marathon

The 16th annual DONNA Marathon Weekend is scheduled for Feb. 3-5.

The theme of the 2023 DONNA Marathon Weekend is “Destination DONNA” and aims to reinforce the DONNA Foundation’s destination vision of a future without breast cancer. The Foundation is celebrating its 20th anniversary.

Guest: Amanda Napolitano, executive director of the DONNA Foundation

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