Dreamers

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Wednesday on First Coast Connect we learned the latest regarding a move in Congress to force a floor vote on immigration reform with local immigration attorney Susan Pai and attorney Ted Hutchinson with public policy group Forward Florida (01:09).

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Wednesday on First Coast Connect, we spoke with Mario Decunto, who is chairman of Mayor Lenny Curry’s Hispanic American Advisory Board, about the  U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling on DACA students and this week’s Hispanic American Leadership Awards (01:06).   

Our premiere edition of #realtalk hosted by WJCT contributor and board member Charles Griggs featured public safety analyst Ken Jefferson, attorney Rhonda Peoples-Waters and meteorologist Steve Smith (25:20).

WJCT News Director Jessica Palombo talked about the next Beyond The Core event taking place in Arlington (40:15).

Travel blogger Judy Wells told us about what it’s like to take a Carnival cruise out of Jacksonville 46:00). 

 

The Jaxson: The Case For 'Economic Inclusion'

Feb 19, 2018
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Movements are having a moment. From #MeToo to Black Lives Matter and Dreamers, minorities and women are demanding inclusion.

As Kelsi Hasden with The Jaxson said, one area where these groups have been historically excluded is at work, and that has economic consequences far beyond office walls.

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Wednesday on First Coast Connect we spoke with Ted Hutchinson, the leader of Forward US.

It’s a group dedicated to immigration reform and improvements to the criminal justice system (01:11).  

Our Going Green segment featured St. Johns Solar Cooperative lead organizer Warren Clark and Angela DeMonbreun, Program Director for Solar United Neighbors of Florida on JEA’s decision to lower its compensation for customers with solar panels (18:02).

Ahead of this weekend’s Marvel Universe LIVE at Veterans arena we spoke with performer Megan Johnson (46:00).    

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Tuesday on First Coast Connect ahead of an expected congressional showdown this month on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program or DACA, we spoke with immigration attorney Giselle Carson, Director of the Refugee Immigration Project at Jacksonville Legal Aid Mariana Munoz and former DACA student “Maria” (01:07).   

The latest segment of Moveable Feast featured the Colonial Quarter and Pirate Museum of St. Augustine (33:16).

Cole Pepper talked about the Jaguars upcoming home playoff game Sunday against the Buffalo Bills and next week’s college football national championship game between Alabama and Georgia (46:00). 


  Wednesday on First Coast Connect we discussed the future of students who arrived in the U.S. as children with Ericka Curran, professor at Florida Coastal School of Law and Giselle Carson, an immigration attorney with Marks Gray Law Firm. We also spoke with Bob Buehn, the Entrepreneurship Training Program manager at the University of North Florida’s Military and Veterans Resource Center and John Fails from Bunker Labs, about a program at UNF to help veterans start their own business. Founder and president of Games Art and Music talked about an upcoming party on Saturday where they are collecting toys for Toys for Tots.