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5/15/2018: March For Change; Lynyrd Skynyrd Book; Car Free Week

Kevin Meerschaert

Tuesday on First Coast Connect we spoke with Ben Frazier of the Northside Coalition of Jacksonville and Wells Todd with the Jacksonville Progressive Coalition about the March for Change.

It’s a three-day march from Jacksonville to St. Augustine to call for the removal of Confederate monuments from public places on the First Coast (01:02).

On the heels of the Westside childhood home of Ronnie, Johnny and Donnie Van Zant being designated as a Florida Heritage site we heard a rebroadcast a 2015 interview with Mark Ribowsky, author of the book Whisky Bottles and Brand-New Cars documenting the career and lasting influence of Lynyrd Skynyrd (28:15).

We discussed the kickoff of Car Free Week with Jacksonville Bicycle Pedestrian Committee chairman Chris Burns and North Florida TPO spokesperson Marci Larson. North Florida TPO is an underwriter of First Coast Connect (38:40).       

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