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6/28/2018: SCOTUS Review; UF Health Jacksonville Improvements; Middle Passage Project

Thursday on First Coast Connect we heard a review of the just completed term of the U.S. Supreme Courtand the potential effect of the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy with the Florida Immigrant Coalition’s Basma Alawee and Adrienne Wilmoth Lerner, director and pre-law instructor in the Department of Political Science at the University of North Florida (01:22).

Renovations at UF Health Jacksonville are among Mayor Lenny Curry’s proposed capital improvement projects for the next fiscal year. We spoke with UF Health Jacksonville CEO Leon Haley (27:10).

We heard about the Middle Passage Ceremonies and Port Markers Project, which highlights and commemorates ports where Africans were brought to America and sold into slavery. Project leader Ann Chinn (34:50) joined the show.    

Kevin Meerschaert can be reached at, 904-358-6334 or on Twitter at @KMeerschaertJax.

Kevin Meerschaert has left WJCT for new pursuits. He was the producer of First Coast Connect until October of 2018.