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The Cold War roots of Ukraine, then Bay First bank in Newtown on Justice Matters, this Wednesday, March 16 at 9am.

Written by on Monday, March 14, 2022

This Wednesday, March 16 at 9am, we’ll hear a short legislative update from Jim Saunders of the News Service of Florida. Then we’ll talk to State College of Florida history professor Philip Travis about the historical roots of the Cold War and how it relates to the conflict in Ukraine, the humanitarian situation there and the possible conflict outcomes.

Then at 9:30, since it’s the third Wednesday of the month, we’ll host JUSTICE MATTERS, presented by Legal Aid of Manasota and hosted by Executive Director Linda Harradine and Public Defender Larry Eger. Here’s their announcement of this month’s topic:

How to legally protect your home and property. A conversation with officers of Bay First, Newtown’s first new bank in 100 years. 

The historically Black community of Newtown has gone more than 100 years without a bank. In January 2022, Bay First opened its doors at the corner of Osprey Avenue and MLK Jr. Way to serve as a catalyst and source of economic growth in the MLK corridor. In addition to offering a broad range of retail and business banking services,the bank will offer classes on personal finance, home and business loans and how to protect your home legally.
On this week’s episode, we’ll chat with Bay First’s Joe McKenzie and Carlos Yancy Sr. McKenzie, a lifelong Sarasota resident, lived in Newtown until he was 10 years old, then attended Sarasota High School and later went on to University of South Florida, where he earned a B.A. in Business Administration, Marketing and an MBA. Yancy, pictured above, who also lived in Newtown, is a former NFL football player with a background in social work and worked for Goodwill Manasota for 18 years. Both serve as Business Development Specialists at the bank.
Legal Aid of Manasota, its staff and its volunteer attorneys are happy to assist Bay First and the Newtown community on understanding their rights and responsibilities as property owners, when to know if there is a legal issue and how to get help with issues like titles, estates, wills and trusts. On Wednesday’s show, we’ll discuss all this and more!