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First Coast Connect

08/19/15: Rev. John Guns; Optimal Bagging; Charlotte Mabrey

Billed as a unique program to help the city's at-risk youth, the One City, One Jacksonville Leadership Week is connecting 100 young men with some of the city's top political and faith leaders this week. The goal is to help them make better decisions, respect authority, and do well in school. We speak with Rev. John E. Guns, founder of Operation Save Our Sons, who organized the initiative with the City of Jacksonville.

After winning the technology category at this year's One Spark festival, the team behind an innovative idea promising the fastest way to change your trash have made big strides with their business concept. Sam Kanadilo and Remo Kousins, co-founders of Optimal Bagging, join us with more about their success story.

And we speak with retiring UNF percussion instructor Charlotte Mabrey and her collaborator Robert White about Mabrey's 30 years of teaching, performing with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, and presenting popular "An Evening of 20th Century Music" concerts. Her final concert at UNF is this weekend.

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Sean Birch joined the WJCT team in late 2011 and was with the company until 2016.