Congress takes up Duval Schools’ book debate; transgender custody issues; death sentence for child rapists; local filmmakers head to Cannes
The Duval County Schools’ book debate has made its way to the floor of Congress.
The U.S. House of Representatives voted 213-208 on Friday to pass a federal “Parents Bill of Rights.” The proposal draws inspiration from Florida laws that were passed last year, one of which led to a districtwide review of books in Duval County Public Schools.
Guest: Claire Heddles, reporter for WJCT News and Jacksonville Today.
Custody issues and transgender children
Controversial laws banning or limiting gender affirming care for minors have gotten a lot of attention here in Florida and around the country. But what does the law say if divorcing parents don’t agree on the appropriate care for their transgender child?
Guest: Lawrence Datz, family law attorney.
Should Florida execute criminals who haven’t killed anybody?
The state Legislature is debating whether child rapists should be sentenced to death. If the legislation passes, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle anticipate legal challenges.
Guest: Gina Jordan, WFSU reporter/host.
A local film crew heads to the global stage of Cannes
The winning team from Jacksonville’s 48 Hour film project is heading to the Cannes Film Festival.
Guest: Jaron Wallace, Jacksonville filmmaker.