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First Coast Connect

Unconstitutional congressional map; 'The Culture Wars of Warren Folks'; sports highlights

Congressional District 5 looked like this from 2016 until 2022, when the Legislature accepted a new map drawn by Gov. Ron DeSantis' office.
Congressional District 5 looked like this from 2016 until 2022, when the Legislature accepted a new map drawn by Gov. Ron DeSantis' office.

Circuit Judge J. Lee Mars sided with voting rights groups in Florida last weekend, ruling that Gov. Ron Desantis’ redistricting map violates the state Constitution by reducing the electoral power of Black voters. Andrew Pantazi of The Tributary stopped by with more details.

'The Culture Wars of Warren Folks'

Tim Gilmore is the founder of JaxbyJax and creator of Jax Psycho Geo. He joins us today to talk about his new book, The Culture Wars of Warren Folks, and his upcoming Speakers Series event presented by the Jacksonville Historical Society.

This Week’s Sports Highlights

Our very own superfan, Josh Torres, joins us with all things sports as we await the Jaguars’ first regular season game this Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts.

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Stacey Bennett is the producer of "First Coast Connect" and "What's Health Got to Do With It?" She is a Jacksonville-based singer-songwriter who performs under the nom de plume Folk is People. Stacey holds bachelor's degrees in both political science and psychology from the University of North Florida and a master's in business administration from Saint Leo University.