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Friday media roundtable; Be My Neighbor Day; Psychedelic Furs

Gov. Ron DeSantis.
Wade Vandervort
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Gov. Ron DeSantis.

Our media roundtable discussed the biggest stories of the week. Joining us were Dan Scanlan of WJCT News, Joe McLean of WJXT-TV, Tim Gibbons of the Jacksonville Business Journal and Alexandria Mansfield of the Florida Times-Union.

Among the Topics:

  • Bipartisan endorsements for Democratic mayoral candidate Donna Deegan.
  • Gov. Ron DeSantis and immigration reforms.
  • The possibility of the Jacksonville Jaguars looking for a new site for games.
  • Restrictions on public-sector unions in Florida — and court cases challenging them.
  • A record number of resignations in the St. Johns County School District.

Be My Neighbor Day

WJCT Public Media will host its seventh annual Be My Neighbor Day, a free family-friendly event open to the public.

The festival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday is about sharing with families how to be a caring neighbor.

Guests will have the opportunity to meet new neighbors from the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, the Early Learning Coalition, Blue Star Families, Jacksonville Humane Society and many more as well as engage in fun and educational activities

Tickets are free, but spaces are limited and can be reserved by signing up at

Psychedelic Furs

Led by lead vocalist Richard Butler and his brother Tim Butler on bass guitar, the Psychedelic Furs are one of the many acts spawned from the British post-punk scene.

We spoke with Furs bassist Tim Butler about the new music and how the band is enjoying getting out on tour again. He gave us a little preview of what to expect at the Florida Theatre next Tuesday night.

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