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07/20/16: Republican National Convention; HandsOn Jacksonville; Coastal Magazine; 'Memphis'

Republican National Convention

Donald Trump is officially the presidential nominee for the Republican party.

Trump claimed the nomination Tuesday night during the second day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio.

The second day went a little more smoothly than the first, after a series of hiccups involving everything from dissent on the floor over Trump’s nomination, to a plagiarism scandal around a speech given by Melania Trump.

Matt Corrigan, professor of political science at the University of North Florida, joins us with his thoughts about where the convention will go from here.

HandsOn Jacksonville

It’s an incredible opportunity this week for deserving local families with men and women in uniform.

A Veterans Fair is coming up Friday in Jacksonville, a one-stop shop for local veterans to connect to a whole range of services.

LeAnn Daddario is CEO of HandsOn Jacksonville, they’re administering this Americorps program for Frontline Families.

She joins us with more about the event.

The Coastal

We speak with Nathan Woods, editor of the new online magazine The Coastal, about his publication's aim to provide a voice for the First Coast's millennial population.


Players by the Sea's production of "Memphis: The Musical" debuts this Friday.

The 2010 Tony Award winning show with a rousing score and an uplifting message takes you back to the birth of rock and roll.

We get a preview from director Jereme Raickett and cast members Rodney Holmes and Rashawnda Foster.

Watch this segment, courtesy of our partner


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