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See the Girl; First Coast Success; tax-free holiday; back to school with the Jacksonville Public Library

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Alarming numbers of girls in Florida are being sexually victimized through rape and trafficking. These girls suffer from interpersonal violence, unaddressed mental health issues, homelessness and involvement in the juvenile justice system.

A new report from the Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center in Jacksonville is out this month, and it offers much-needed reform solutions.


  • Vicky Basra, president and CEO, Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center.
  • Lawanda Ravoira, president emeritus, Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center.

First Coast Success

This morning on "First Coast Success," CEO Richard Sisisky, a local business leader who just received the Thompson S. Baker award from Junior Achievement, shares his business secrets.


Tax-Free holiday

School starts back up again soon, and if you’ve been procrastinating stocking up on back-to-school supplies, you’re in luck. Florida’s sales tax holiday on items such as clothes and school supplies begins today.

Guest: Scott Shalley, president, Florida Retail Federation.

Back to school with the Jacksonville Public Library

The Jacksonville Public Library has a slew of activities and events to help students prepare for back to school.

Guest: Chris Bovin, assistant director, community relations and marketing, Jacksonville Public Library

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