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8/20/2018: Alvin Brown; Tim Gilmore; Cole Pepper

Kevin Meerschaert
Former Jacksonville mayor and 5th District candidate for Congress Alvin Brown on First Coast Connect.

Monday on First Coast Connect we spoke with former Jacksonville Mayor and Democratic 5th Congressional District candidate Alvin Brown. Incumbent CongressmanAl Lawson was to appear with Brown but cancelled citing a scheduling conflict (01:27).

Author Tim Gilmore joined us to talk about his latest book Goat Island Hermit: The State of Florida vs. Rollians Christopher. He has a book signing and reading event at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Jacksonville Historical Society (36:07).

Cole Pepper told us about the good, the bad and the ugly as the Jaguars beat Minnesota over the weekend and the kickoff of high school football in Georgia and 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.