Jacksonville Magazine

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It’s been four months since Hurricane Irma and the flooding that hit the area. Thursday on First Coast Connect  we spoke with local attorney Charlie Jimerson who lost his home in the storm and suffered major damage to his business location (01:17).  

We also talked with Erika Curran, who leads the immigration clinic at Florida Coastal School of Law about local reaction to President Donald Trump’s decision to end the temporary protected status for Salvadorans living in the U.S (32:47).

Jacksonville Magazine and 904 Magazine Publisher and editor Joseph White told us about the upcoming lantern parade on Jacksonville’s Northbank. 


 Tuesday on “First Coast Connect” we discussed the prevalence of Confederate monuments in Jacksonville with historian Wayne Woods, activist Chevara Orrin and Jacksonville Magazine editor Joe White. The magazine recently published an article on the monuments. We spoke with Ndaba Mandela, grandson of Nelson Mandela, and we talked about this weekend’s Jacksonville Science Fair with Nadia Hionides of the Foundation Academy; Ashli Archer, academic director at Florida State College Jacksonville Eddie Whisler, director of the Bryan-Gooding Planetarium and School at the Museum of Science and History; and Jessica Santiago, founder of the Wall Street Art Gallery and Art (Re)public. 

        

Dave Bruderly

The Democratic National Convention heads into day two Tuesday, following a series of rousing speeches designed to unify the party after a fractious first day.

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders closed out the convention’s first night with a forceful plea for his supporters to get behind nominee Hillary Clinton.

Can the Democrats unite behind the common goal of beating Donald Trump?

As the nation marks Mental Health Month, we speak with Denise Marzullo, President & CEO of Mental Health America of Northeast Florida, about what can be done to end the stigma surrounding mental illness and how the "100 Portrait Project" photography exhibition aims to spark a community conversation about the topic.