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First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross

7/25/2018: Anna Brosche Lynching Monument; Virginia Willis; Green Lion Festival; Judy Wells

A portion of an Alabama memorial on lynchings may be coming to Hemming Park.

Wednesday on First Coast Connect we were joined by Jacksonville City Councilmember Anna Lopez Brosche to discuss whether Jacksonville should place a memorial to those lynched in Duval County in Hemming Park.

She also talked about a potential run for mayor (01:20).

Ahead of her appearance Wednesday evening at the Publix Jacksonville Cooking School we spoke with the author of The Secrets of the Southern Table, Virginia Willis (30:18).

Next week’s Art Walk features the U.S. Green Building Council’s annual Green Lion Festival. We heard about if from festival chair Annie Murphy (37:25).

Travel blogger Judy Wells told us about some fun vacation spots you may not know about in Florida (46:00).  

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

Kevin Meerschaert has left WJCT for new pursuits. He was the producer of First Coast Connect until October of 2018.