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First Coast Connect With Melissa Ross

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Hosted by Melissa Ross, First Coast Connect is an hour-long call-in program that features local newsmakers, civic and community leaders, arts, activities across Jacksonville and Northeast Florida, along with spot news features and a weekly roundtable of local journalists.

Hosted by Melissa Ross, First Coast Connect is an hour-long call-in program that features local newsmakers, civic and community leaders, arts, activities across Jacksonville and Northeast Florida, along with spot news features and a weekly roundtable of local journalists.

Location:

Jacksonville, FL

Genres:

World News

Description:

Hosted by Melissa Ross, First Coast Connect is an hour-long call-in program that features local newsmakers, civic and community leaders, arts, activities across Jacksonville and Northeast Florida, 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

904WARD On Chauvin Verdict; Female Financial Executives; WGW; Nomadland

4/21/2021
On Tuesday, Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all counts by a Minnesota jury in the death of George Floyd.

Duration:00:52:55

Anti Riot Bill; ACA; Water Pollution & Shellfish; Military Brat Month

4/20/2021
The Southern Poverty Law Center is suing Duval County Public Schools on behalf of a Lee High School Teacher.

Duration:00:52:55

Proposed Gas Tax; Suddath; WJCT’s Earth Day; National Stress Awareness Month

4/19/2021
A proposed 6-cent gas tax to fund long delayed infrastructure improvements across the city has sparked debate. Should some of that money go toward a revamp of the downtown Skyway?

Duration:00:52:55

Friday Media Roundtable, Indigo Girls

4/16/2021
On this week’s Friday Media Roundtable, we discussed some of the top stories in Northeast Florida, including:

Duration:00:55:54

Skyway And Gas Taxes; VyStar's Growth; Local Health; Daily's Place

4/15/2021
A proposed $379 million overhaul and expansion of what is today known as the Skyway system in Downtown Jacksonville faces questions from City Council members as they prepare for a likely vote on doubling the local gas tax.

Duration:00:52:55

Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Pause; National Gardening Day; Jumbo Shrimp; WNBA Draft

4/14/2021
The CDC and the FDA recommended “a pause” in the usage of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine due to reports of rare blood clotting. However, public officials are still urging citizens to continue getting vaccinated with the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines.

Duration:00:52:55

Standardized Testing And COVID; ICARE; Book Club; 'Art Heist'

4/13/2021
As the pandemic persists, parents and teachers alike have pressured the state to give students a break from standardized testing this year.

Duration:00:52:55

Lakesha Burton; Daniel Kids; Restaurants Hiring; Author Dawnie Walton

4/12/2021
Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Assistant Chief Lakesha Burton joined us to discuss her plan to run for Jacksonville Sheriff in 2023

Duration:00:52:55

Friday Media Roundtable; 'The Thing About Florida' Book

4/9/2021
On this week’s Friday Media Roundtable, we discussed some of the top stories in Northeast Florida, including:

Duration:00:55:55

COVID Variants; Fair Housing; JCCI;s Return; Jacksonville Author Michael Wiley

4/8/2021
Coronavirus infections have ramped up in the nation. Specifically, half of the new infections are in five states; including Florida, which is seeing variants of the deadly virus.

Duration:00:52:55

Vaccine Holdouts; Food Waste Prevention; Stop Asian Hate Rally; She is Fierce; WGW

4/7/2021
With people 16 and older now eligible for a COVID vaccination in Florida, the push is on to convince the state's entire adult population to get a shot.

Duration:00:52:55

Jax Riverfront Activation; Donate Life Month; Girls & Engineering; Diana Donovan

4/6/2021
There has been a lot of recent discussion and debate over how best to activate Jacksonville’s Downtown waterfront areas .

Duration:00:52:53

City Councilman & Mayoral Candidate Matt Carlucci; 'Anti-Riot' Bill; 'Huddle'

4/5/2021
The JTA has voted to support a six cent gas tax. The local mask mandate has been lifted and the age to receive a COVID vaccine has been lowered to age 16 and up .

Duration:00:52:55

Media Roundtable; Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival

4/2/2021
On this week’s Friday Media Roundtable, we discussed some of the top stories in Northeast Florida, including: Mayor Curry lifts the mask mandate in Duval County. Vaccine eligibility expands to Floridians 18 and up (and 16 and up for Pfizer) on Monday. Financial relief for Duval County residents. The Jacksonville Icemen announced plans to redevelop the Jacksonville Ice and Sportsplex. Our guests were: David Bauerlein of The Florida Times-Union Anne Schindler of First Coast News Mike...

Duration:00:55:55

Voter Reform Controversy; Generation W; Local Mask Mandate; Uptown Swinery

4/1/2021
Civil rights groups have filed a federal lawsuit against Georgia’s new voting law .

Duration:00:52:55

Mortgage Relief; 50 Year Journalist; St. Augustine Food + Wine Festival; WGW

3/31/2021
The city of Jacksonville’s Housing and Community Development Division plans to distribute more than $4 million of federal funds to Duval County residents to help those who have fallen behind in mortgage payments due to a loss of income related to COVID-19.

Duration:00:52:55

COVID Restrictions; Florida Climate Week; Pharmacy Vaccinations; Local Mask Mandate

3/30/2021
A number of cities and states around the country are easing back on their pandemic lockdown rules.

Duration:00:52:55

School Name Change Controversy; First Coast Success; Duval Mask Mandate Rescinded, SCAR

3/29/2021
The Duval County Public Schools distrist is continuing an intense local discussion about renaming nine public schools. Most of the school names have associations with the Confederacy.

Duration:00:52:55

Friday Media Roundtable; Seaside Power Yoga

3/26/2021
On this week’s Friday Media Roundtable, we discussed some of the top stories in Northeast Florida, including:

Duration:00:55:54

Nursing Homes; A Call To Unite; Equal Pay; Wild Florida; JME

3/25/2021
It’s been just over a year since the state’s nursing homes and assisted living facilities were locked down to protect residents from COVID-19. Now, Florida officials have quietly rescinded the emergency rules.

Duration:00:52:55