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8/22/2018: Rick Wilson; Denise Grimsley; JetBlue Soar With Reading

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Wednesday on First Coast Connect: In the wake of Tuesday’s conviction of President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort on eight federal counts and the guilty plea of Trump’s formal personal lawyer Michael Cohen we spoke GOP strategist Rick Wilson.

Wilson is a longtime critic of the president and author of the best selling book Everything Trump Touches Dies, (1:30).

Early voting is underway and the August Primary election is on Tuesday. We spoke with Republican candidate for Agriculture Commissioner Denise Grimsley (27:54).

Related: Election News And Voter’s Guide

It’s a global contest that could bring $25,000 in children’s books to the Jacksonville Public Library. Library Director Tim Rogers told us about the JetBlue Soar with Reading Contest (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.