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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

Media Roundtable: Coronavirus in Florida; Virtual Cooking Classes

3/27/2020
On Friday's First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross Media Roundtable we discussed COVID-19’s continued impact on Florida:

Duration:00:52:55

Home Learning; Nonprofit Community; First Coast YMCA

3/26/2020
This week has been a challenging one for teachers, students and parents, as many of us across Florida with school-aged children are adjusting to virtual learning at home instead of the daily routine of going to school. Superintendent Dr. Diana Greene is supervising this massive undertaking in Jacksonville for all students in the Duval County Public Schools , and joined us with more.

Duration:00:52:55

Coronavirus Latest; Filing For Bankruptcy; Meditiation With Dan Nevins

3/25/2020
On Wednesday’s episode of First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross we discussed a possible statewide lockdown while broadcasting remotely. Epidemiologists say Florida has one week to contain the spread of the virus and that drastic steps are needed. Dr. Mobeen Rathore, infectious disease specialist for Baptist Health, joined us to discuss the COVID-19 escalation in the state. Rathore urges citizens to stay at home so medical professionals can do their job. Statewide Lockdown? Related: Local,...

Duration:00:52:55

Coronavirus' Impact On Restaurants & Overall Economy; Distillery & Hand Sanitizer; Cultural Council

3/24/2020
In an effort to help expedite relief funds for the food and beverage industry, which has been devastated by the coronavirus crisis, a locally-led coalition of more than 115 industry owner/operators has sent a letter to Gov. Ron DeSantis urging him to provide immediate support.

Duration:00:52:55

Personal Protective Equipment; Assisted Living; Cole Pepper

3/23/2020
On Monday’s episode of First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross we discussed the risks doctors and nurses are facing as they treat patients exposed to the coronavirus.

Duration:00:52:55

Media Roundtable: Coronavirus Information And Updates; 2020 Children’s Champion Awards Gala

3/20/2020
On Friday's First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross Media Roundtable we discussed the latest Coronavirus news : Schools are closed around Florida for at least a month with virtual teaching getting underway . Drive-thru testing site s are opening in Jacksonville. There are new shopping hours for older people and those at higher-risk at area grocery stores. Our guests were: Bill Bortzfield , WJCT’s Digital Content Editor AG Gancarski with Florida Politics Tim Gibbons of The Jacksonville Business...

Duration:00:52:55

COVID 19; Hospital Workers; Nonprofits; 'McMillions'

3/19/2020
We began Thursday's program with the latest coronavirus news .

Duration:00:52:55

Biden Wins Florida Primary; Local Restaurant Closures; Virtual Library

3/18/2020
On Wednesday’s episode of First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross , we discussed voter turnout in Florida during the COVID-19 shut-down.

Duration:00:52:29

Primary Election Day; Stock Market; Yoga 4 Change

3/17/2020
Despite fears of coronavirus, the polls are open on this presidential primary election day in Florida.

Duration:00:52:55

COVID-19 Latest; Social Media And Elections; Cole Pepper

3/16/2020
Dr. Joseph Sirven , a neurologist at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, which will have a COVID-19 test that was developed at the hospital’s Rochester Campus available in April , joined us to take a look at all of the latest coronavirus news .

Duration:00:52:55

Media Roundtable: Coronavirus Impact On The First Coast; The Man In Overalls

3/13/2020
On Friday's First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross Media Roundtable, Claire Goforth guest-hosted. This week we discussed how the First Coast is being impacted and is preparing for the coronavirus. We also had The Man in Overalls with some tips on growing and harvesting tomatoes.

Duration:00:52:55

Live Broadcast From The PLAYERS Championship

3/12/2020
We broadcasted live from The PLAYERS Championship at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach Thursday morning. We were at the 17th Challenge, by the Nicklaus entrance. Guest host Charges Griggs was joined by Chris Reimer , VP Communcations for The PLAYERS Championship. Editor's Note: This First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross episode was recorded before the PGA Tour announced fans would not be allowed to attend this weekend's tournament as a coronavirus safety precaution . Volunteers Andy Carroll...

Duration:00:52:55

Randy DeFoor; Going Green; UniverSoul Circus

3/11/2020
Wednesday on First Coast Connect , Charles Griggs sat in for Melissa Ross.

Duration:00:52:54

Florida Primary; Year Of The Nurse; First Coast Connect Book Club

3/10/2020
Florida's presidential primary is just one week from today on March 17. But first, voters in six other states including Michigan will cast their votes tonight, March 10.

Duration:00:52:55

Presidential Politics And Cannabis; NAMI Jacksonville; Players Preview With Cole Pepper

3/9/2020
We’re just a little more than a week away from the Florida Presidential Primary, which takes place on March 17, with early voting already underway around the First Coast.

Duration:00:52:55

Media Roundtable: Coronavirus Preparations, Testing; 25th Amelia Concours d’Elegance

3/6/2020
Friday's First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross Media Roundtable discussed the top stories of the week, including: Preparation and testing is undering in Jacksonville for the coronavirus . New rules are now in place for local strip clubs. The JEA board will decide the fate of controversial contract s. Our guests were: Anne Schindler of First Coast News Mike Mendhenhall of the Jacksonville Daily Record And Freelance Writer Nikesha Williams Amelia Concours d’Elegance The 25th Amelia Concours...

Duration:00:52:55

Joe Biden; Early Voting; The Players; Around Town

3/5/2020
With Elizabeth Warren and Michael Bloomberg ending their active campaigns, the race for the Democratic presidential nomination is shaping up as battle between Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden. Bloomberg is throwing his support to the frontrunner in the Democratic primary race - former Vice President Biden.

Duration:00:52:55

Super Tuesday Reactions; Colorectal Cancer Awareness; Craig & Fred

3/4/2020
On Wednesday’s episode of First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross , we discussed Florida voter’s reactions to the Super Tuesday results.

Duration:00:52:55

Coronavirus In Florida; Athena 40; Crocodile River Music

3/3/2020
Two cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Florida, and two in Georgia . Florida Governor Ron DeSantis says about two dozen people in the state have been tested for COVID-19.

Duration:00:52:55

Elizabeth Warren; Ready4Work; W.A.V.E; Cole Pepper

3/2/2020
On Monday’s First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross , we discussed Democratic presidential candidate, Elizabeth Warren .

Duration:00:52:56