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9/5/2018: Jeff Weaver; Veterans Online; Financial Reality Fair

Jeff Weaver (l) who campaign manager for 2016 presidential candidate Barry Sander (r).

Wednesday on First Coast Connect we spoke with Jeff Weaver, campaign manager for Bernie Sanders in 2016. He was in town for a book signing of How Bernie Won: Inside The Revolution That’s Taking Back Our Country(01:18).

We learned about a new program that brings online access to veterans in Jacksonville. Senior Executive VP and Chief Diversity Officer for Comcast for Comcast David Cohen explained how it works (35:49).

Some people run into financial trouble is by not living within their means. One solution to the problem is to get to those at risk as early as possible.

TheFinancial Reality Fair for High School Students in Duval County, is designed to do just that.

The event is free and coming up this Saturday at noon at the Main Library in downtown Jacksonville.

Dr. April Murdaugh, Founder and Executive Director of The Economic Empowerment Center, Inc., gave us a preview of the event (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.