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First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross

10/13/15: Tea Party And 2016; Florida Coastal School Of Law; White Cane Safety Day; Brenda Kato

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In a new book, UNF political science professor Dr. Ronald Libby argues that the Tea Party wing of the Republican party has eclipsed the traditional GOP establishment this election cycle, with much of the attention focused on outsider candidates like Donald Trump, Carly Fiorina and Ben Carson. We speak with Libby about his book, "Purging the Republican Party: Tea Party Campaigns and Elections."

Florida Coastal School of Law recently honored the legacy of late Jacksonville civic leader Chester Aikens with a special award and scholarship. We learn about that and the school's pro bono work from Sarah Sullivan, director of Florida Coastal’s Disability & Public Benefits Clinic, and local attorney Rhonda Peoples-Waters, winner of the Dr. Chester Aikens Renaissance Award.

Doug Hansard, president of the Jacksonville Council of the Blind, joins us to discuss events happening this week to mark White Cane Safety Day.

And we speak with artist Brenda Kato, winner of the third quarter of WJCT and the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville's The Square contest.

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