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Friday Media Roundtable: Randy DeFoor's withdrawal, collapsed parking garage, Jaguars' home game

The Downtown Jacksonville waterfront.
Bill Bortzfield
WJCT News 89.9
The Downtown Jacksonville waterfront.

It’s Friday on the First Coast, and we've gathered the most significant news of the week to discuss with our local media experts. These stories include: Randy Defoor’s withdrawal from consideration as the city's general counsel, the partial collapse of a parking garage in Riverside, Jacksonville’s homicide rate and the Jaguars first regular season home game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Joining us for our roundtable are Claire Goforth of the Daily Dot; Nikesha Williams, writer and Jacksonville Today contributor; Jack Webb, regular contributor and former City Council president; and Dan Scanlan of WJCT News 89.9.

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Kathy Waterman is a senior at the University of North Florida. She is majoring in multimedia journalism. Her love for engaging with those around her community is what drove her passion to become a journalist. Outside the classroom, she loves to create content for her online blog. For her career, she hopes to be a news anchor or host her own radio or TV show.