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7/3/2018: Georgia 'Hands Free' Law; #realtalk; Independence Day Safety

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Georgia's "hands free" law went into effect on Monday.

Tuesday on First Coast Connect we spoke with attorney Wayne Hogan about Georgia’s new law that makes it illegal to use hand-held phones while driving and whether he thinks Florida should pass a ban of its own (01:11).

The latest edition of #Realtalk with host Charles Griggs discussed whether the two-party political system is good for African-Americans. Guests were attorney Obi Umunna, former co-host of The Chat Henny Stewart and meteorologist Steve Smith (26:58).

Ahead of Independence Day we spoke with Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department spokesman Tom Francis on the laws regarding fireworks and how to stay safe while celebrating. (46:00).      

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