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Hosted by Melissa Ross, this one-hour call-in program features local newsmakers, civic and community leaders, arts, activities and more, along with spot news features and a weekly roundtable of local journalists.

Hosted by Melissa Ross, this one-hour call-in program features local newsmakers, civic and community leaders, arts, activities and more, along with spot news features and a weekly roundtable of local journalists.
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Location:

Jacksonville, FL

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Hosted by Melissa Ross, this one-hour call-in program features local newsmakers, civic and community leaders, arts, activities and more, along with spot news features and a weekly roundtable of local journalists.

Language:

English

Contact:

100 Festival Park Avenue Jacksonville, FL 32202 (904) 549-2937


Episodes

11/15/18: Fla. Recount; Downtown Convention Center; StoryCorps In Jax

11/15/2018
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Thursday on First Coast Connect we looked at the ongoing twists in Florida’s recount, including the latest turn as a federal judge gives voters until Saturday to fix rejected signature ballots. But that’s already being appealed.

Duration:00:52:51

11/14/2018: Changing Homelessness; Living Shorelines; Squat For Change

11/14/2018
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Northeast Florida has seen a 27 percent drop in the number of homeless since 2009, according to a recent count that was done in Clay, Duval and Nassau counties.

Duration:00:52:55

11/13/2018: Cure Violence; Moveable Feast; FCC Book Club

11/13/2018
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Tuesday we looked at the likelihood of curing Jacksonville’s violence issues by treating crime as a public health issue.

Duration:00:52:55

11/12/2018: Florida Recount; Medicare Open Enrollment; Stetson Mansion

11/12/2018
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Monday on First Coast Connect we had the latest on the Florida recount as several statewide races hang in the balance.

Duration:00:52:55

11/09/2018: Media Roundtable; Ira Glass; Vets 4 Vets

11/9/2018
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Expected Florida recounts in the U.S. Senate, Governor and Agriculture races dominated Friday’s Media Roundtable discussion on First Coast Connect .

Duration:00:52:55

11/08/2018: Florida Recounts; Turning War Into Poetry

11/8/2018
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On Thursday’s First Coast Connect we looked at the looming Florida recounts in the races for Senator and Agriculture Commissioner. Since the show aired, the numbers have tightened in the race for Florida Governor, making a recount likely in that contest as well.

Duration:00:52:54

11/07/2018: Election Wrap; Celebration Of Valor; Obesity & The Millitary

11/7/2018
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It was a Republican sweep in Florida Tuesday night as the GOP kept the governor’s mansion and apparently unseated Democratic Senator Bill Nelson with that race headed for a likely recoun t.

Duration:00:52:55

11/06/2018: Election Day; Cochlear Implant; Jam Session

11/6/2018
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On the Election Day edition of First Coast Connect we did a roundup of political news and looked at voting rights.

Duration:00:52:55

11/05/2018: Midterm Elections, Body Cameras, Amy Ray

11/5/2018
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Andrew Gillum and Bill Nelson hold seven-point leads over their challengers in a new Quinnipiac University poll out Monday - and while early voting has been strong this year there are still plenty of votes yet to be cast. They also hold four-point leads in a new NBC/Marist poll .

Duration:00:52:54

11/2/18: Media Roundtable; Springfield Porchfest; Fall Food News

11/2/2018
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First Coast Connect was broadcast live from Uptown Kitchen on Main Street in Springfield.

Duration:00:52:51

11/1/2018: School Board Races; Politics And The Arts

11/1/2018
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On Thursday’s First Coast Connect we looked at the races to fill open Duval County School Board seats and teacher pay.

Duration:00:52:55

10/31/18: Breaking Down The Ballot; Going Green; TEDx FSCJ

10/31/2018
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Florida voters are facing the longest ballot in decades.

Duration:00:52:55

10/30/18: Matt Caldwell; Latest UNF Poll; 'End Of Policing'

10/30/2018
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Matt Caldwell With just one week to go until the November midterm election, voters in Florida are turning out already to early vote, and many are motivated by the races at the top of the ticket, for governor and senator. But there are some other important races on the ballot. Two candidates are vying to replace Adam Putnam as the state’s next agriculture commissioner, who also oversees the state’s Division of Consumer Services, managing everything from gun regulation to the do not call list....

Duration:00:52:54

10/29/2018: The Temple Vigil; JEA Straw Ballot; Oakleaf Carnival

10/29/2018
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A Jacksonville vigil is set for Monday evening to mourn and reflect after Saturday’s massacre of 11 people in a Pittsburgh synagogue .

Duration:00:52:55

10/26/18: Gubernatorial Race; 1776 Musical; Duval Dishes

10/26/2018
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On Friday’s First Coast Connect, politics dominated our Weekly Roundtable discussion, especially the gubernatorial race with Vice President Mike Pence campaigning in Jacksonville for GOP nominee Ron DeSantis following Wednesday’s debate with Democratic nominee Andrew Gillum .

Duration:00:52:52

10/25/18: Gubernatorial Debate; Local Doctor Advances Trauma Treatment

10/25/2018
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Things got ugly fast at Wednesday night’s gubernatorial debate between Republican Ron DeSantis and Democrat Andrew Gillum.

Duration:00:52:55

10/24/18: Opioid Crisis, Improving Cyber Security, Generation WOW

10/24/2018
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Wednesday on First Coast Connect we looked at new data on the opioid crisis in Florida and explored a range of issues surrounding addiction with guests and callers.

Duration:00:52:56

10/23/18: Nikki Fried, After-School Programs, Seniors Beaches Event

10/23/2018
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Democratic Florida Agriculture Commissioner candidate Nikki Fried joined us on Tuesday’s First Coast Connect.

Duration:00:52:55

10/22/18: Gun Violence, Political Action App, Flowers & Stress Relief

10/22/2018
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With another mass shooting in Jacksonville - this time near TIAA Bank Field on Sunday - we took at gun violence and opinions on what can be done to combat it on Monday’s First Coast Connect .

Duration:00:52:54

10/19/2018: Weekly Roundtable, The POP Life

10/19/2018
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On Friday’s First Coast Connect our Media Roundtable touched on a variety of news topics, including:

Duration:00:52:54