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Jacksonville mayor debate; OneJax parts ways with UNF; Surrogacy; Players Championship

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Will Brown
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Jacksonville Today
(L-R) Omega Allen, LeAnna Cumber, Daniel Davis, Donna Deegan, Al Ferraro, Audrey Gibson and Frank Keasler debate at Jacksonville University on March 8, 2023.

Mayor debate

All seven candidates for Jacksonville mayor cast their vision for the city’s future on Wednesday night in a debate at Jacksonville University – Omega Allen, LeAnna Cumber, Daniel Davis, Donna Deegan, Al Ferraro, Audrey Gibson and Frank Keasler.

Reporter Will Brown was following the debate for Jacksonville Today and spoke with us about some of the key takeaways.

Guest: Will Brown, reporter for Jacksonville Today 

OneJax parts ways with UNF 

The OneJax Institute, an organization dedicated to diversity in the community, is separating from the University of North Florida as the state is targeting diversity, equity, and inclusion programs in higher education.

Guest: Kyle Reese, executive director of OneJax

Surrogacy Awareness Month

March is Surrogacy Awareness Month, which celebrates and recognizes the women who offer their time and bodies to help build families. It is also meant to help normalize surrogacy, as this method of family building becomes more commonplace thanks to advances in science.

Guest: Courtney Johnson, surrogacy & assisted reproductive technologies attorney

The Players Championship

The 2023 Players Championship, the PGA Tour’s flagship event, is in full swing.

Guest: Miranda Rossum, The Players’ community outreach manager

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Heather is the senior producer of WJCT 89.9 FM talk shows including First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross, the Florida Roundup and What's Health Got to Do with It?