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Upcoming primary election; labor shortage; Baker County Detention Center; Emmie Trammell wins Jeopardy

Election 2021 Florida
Rebecca Blackwell
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AP
A woman walks past a sign directing voters to a polling place at Sea Castle Elementary School in Miramar on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021.

On Aug. 23, Duval County voters will participate in the primary election that includes selecting the next sheriff of Jacksonville. Some voters have received notifications informing them to update their information to cast a ballot, which has caused confusion.

Guest: Mike Hogan, Duval County supervisor of elections.

Labor shortage

North Florida is experiencing a demographic drought, meaning companies are struggling to find the right workers for the right jobs. Labor experts say focusing on immigration policies may be the solution.

Guest: Ron Hetrick, Jacksonville-based labor economist.

Baker County Detention Center

Fifteen people, either currently or formerly detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement at the Baker County Detention Center, filed a federal civil rights complaint alleging inhumane conditions.

Americans for Immigrant Justice is calling for the closure of the detention facility after reports of human rights abuses, excessive use of force, racism and poor sanitary conditions.

Guests:

  • Andrea Jacoski, program director, Americans for Immigrant Justice Detention Program.
  • Lily Hartmann, human rights advocate, Americans for Immigrant Justice. 

Emmie Trammell wins Jeopardy

Emmie Trammell
Katherine Hobbs
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WJCT

Jacksonville native Emmie Trammell, who has auditioned for "Jeopardy!" every year since she was 16, won a round of Jeopardy. Her grand prize was $21,000.

Guest: Emmie Trammell, "Jeopardy!" winner.

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Trinity Webster-Bass is a sophomore at Howard University from Jacksonville. At Howard University, she is a member of the Cathy Hughes School of Communication Annenberg Honors Program and the president of the Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting Howard University Chapter. Trinity is excited to serve as a production intern at WJCT because of her love for public radio. You can reach Trinity on her Twitter at @trinitywbass.