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Nat Glover; Tiny Desk Contest; booming logistics; new Italian hot spot

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Nat Glover

On this last day of Black History Month, a powerful new memoir shares a story unique to Jacksonville.

Nat Glover is a community leader who served as the first Black sheriff in Florida since the period after the Civil War. He grew up as a young Black man in the then-segregated city of jacksonville, survived the notorious Ax Handle Saturday assault on civil rights activists and realized his dream of joining and rising through the city's often blatantly racist police force of the 1960s.

Glover joined us to talk about his memoir, "Striving for Justice: A Black Sheriff in the Deep South."

Tiny Desk Contest

NPR’s popular Tiny Desk Contest is back, offering another opportunity for artists from across the country, including those making music in Jacksonville, to submit a performance video and win a chance to play their very own Tiny Desk Concert at NPR Music.

Guest: Matt Shaw, WJCT Arts and Culture editor.

Booming logistics

The Coggin College of Business at the University of North Florida is expanding with new course offerings for this region’s booming logistics sector.

Guest: Herbert Kotzab, a global authority in transportation and logistics; director of the Crowley Center for Transportation and Logistics and the CSX Transportation Eminent Scholar in Transportation and Logistics.

New Italian hot spot

There’s a hot new Italian restaurant in Atlantic Beach: Salumeria 104. It's an authentic Northern Italian restaurant offering a wide variety of salumis, antipasti, homemade pastas, meats, fish and desserts. Salumeria 104’s dishes are based on the foods Chef Angelo Masarin grew up eating in Treviso, a town near Venice in Northern Italy.

Guests: Chef Angelo Masarin and Chef Michael Ayres.

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Randy comes to Jacksonville from the South Florida Sun Sentinel, where, as metro editor, he led investigative coverage of the Parkland school shooting that won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for public service. He has spent more than 40 years in reporting and editing positions in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Ohio and Florida. You can reach Randy at or on Twitter, @rroguski.