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First Coast Connect

08/31/15: Cover Jacksonville; First Coast Success; Emergency Preparedness; Cole Pepper

There are more than 18,000 uninsured children in Duval County. Many of these children qualify for low-cost health insurance through the Florida KidCare program, but they’re not enrolled because their parents simply don’t know about it.

In July 2014, the National League of Cities selected Jacksonville as one of eight cities across the US to receive a grant to address this problem.

The Jacksonville Children’s Commission and City of Jacksonville are leading the charge to implement the “Cover Jacksonville” campaign to bridge the gap for the uninsured.

We speak with Cheryl Townsend, Project Director for Cover Jacksonville.

In this month's edition of First Coast Success, the Daily Record's Karen Mathis speaks with UNF professor and Jacksonville human rights council member Dr. Parvez Ahmed. 

Bryce Clark, owner of the local business SERVPRO Jacksonville is expert on hurricane preparedness, joins us with tips for this storm season. September is National Hurricane Preparedness Month.

And contributor Cole Pepper drops by with the week's sports news, including a major upset for the Jacksonville Sharks.

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