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“One Person, One Vote"; EMS policy may be to blame for inmate's death after ketamine; tea farming in Northeast Florida; local bakery raises money for Moms Demand Action

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WJCT News
Dr. Nick Seabrook's Book "One Person, One Vote: A surprising history of gerrymandering in America"

Gerrymandering continues to be a hot topic in Jacksonville with Gov. Ron DeSantis’ recent redistricting map. Dr. Nicholas Seabrook’s upcoming book "One Person, One Vote," covers the history of gerrymandering in America–from the Founding Fathers to today’s high-tech manipulation of election districts.

Guest: Dr. Nicholas Seabrook, professor and interim chair, political science and public administration, University of North Florida.

EMS policy may be to blame for inmate's death after ketamine

A Duval County man, injured in a confrontation with officers at the county jail, died after emergency medical workers gave him a powerful sedative without fully monitoring his vital signs. Unlike other departments in Florida, many emergency medical services on the First Coast don't require extensive safeguards after the use of ketamine, a review by WJCT News found.

Guest: Raymon Troncoso, reporter, WJCT.

Tea farming in Northeast Florida

It’s decidedly iced tea season in Florida, but whether you take your tea hot or iced, sweet or unsweet, black or green, the infused leaf in your cup could soon come from a Florida farm. Though Florida is not traditionally a tea farming state, research from the University of Florida shows some crops are viable.

Guest: Dr. Brantlee Spakes Richter, professor, Department of Plant Pathology, Institute of Food and Agricultural Services, University of Florida.

Local bakery raises money for Moms Demand Action

A local bakery, 1748 Bakehouse in Springfield, is holding a bake sale all summer long to raise funds for Moms Demand Action. All proceeds support their mission for political accountability and what they consider common sense gun reform.

Guest: Allison Vaughan, CEO, 1748 Bakehouse.

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Marie Billow
Marie Billow is a University of North Florida senior interning with "First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross" and "What’s Health Got to Do with It?"