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First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross

8/30/2018: Stop The Violence; Temp; Feed My Mojo

Lindsey Kilbride
Jacksonville City Councilman Reggie Gaffney asks his colleagues to support more funding for small, faith-based anti-crime programs.

Thursday on First Coast Connect, on the heels of the deadly weekend in Jacksonville there are more calls to address the roots of Jacksonville’s gun violence.

We spoke with Ben Frazer from the Northside Coalition of Jacksonville, Wells Todd from the Jacksonville Progressive Coalition and Atlas Rankin, pastor of the New Life Community Church (01:10).  

We heard about the root causes of instability in the workforce with Louis Hyman. He’s the author of the new book Temp: How American Work, American Business and the American Dream Became Temporary (32:45).

Ahead of their book signing Thursday night in St. Johns we spoke with Nadia Ramotour and Marian Robinson, co-authors of the book 52 ways to Feed My Mojo (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.