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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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Jacksonville, FL

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World News

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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

8/19/19: Democrats Call For Investigation Into Mayor's Office; Jax Civic Council; Cole Pepper

8/19/2019
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The Duval County Democratic Party is calling for an independent investigation into the actions of Mayor Lenny Curry’s office during the city’s “Stop the Violence” initiative

Duration:00:52:54

8/16/19: Friday Media Roundtable; Honey Bee Festival

8/16/2019
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Friday on First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross , our panel of journalists on the Media Roundtable looked at the top stories of the week, including: Calls for an independent investigation into City Hall as a top agency head is placed on leave. Jacksonville passing 100 homicides for the year so far . A look at if the City Council will sign off on a tax referendum for Duval County Public Schools. Our panelists were: The Florida Times-Union Reporter Chris Hong Blogger and Regular Contributor...

Duration:00:52:54

8/15/19: City Council President Scott Wilson; State of Downtown Jacksonville; GAAM

8/15/2019
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The Duval County Public Schools Board and the Jacksonville City Council met Tuesday in a contentious session . Jacksonville City Council President Scott Wilson joined us for a closer look at that and other issues. State of Downtown Jake Gordon , the CEO of Downtown Vision, Inc ., joined us to discuss the organization’s new report on the state of Downtown Jacksonville. GAAM GAAM (Games, Art And Music) returns to Northeast Florida this weekend with a sci-fi and space theme. Ryan Thompson ,...

Duration:00:52:54

8/14/19: The Future of Energy in Florida; Proton Therapy; Relaxing With Sound Therapy

8/14/2019
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Florida’s Public Service Commission is meeting this week, and setting energy efficiency standards for the state’s utilities.

Duration:00:52:54

8/13/19: Plans For The Landing; 'First Coast Connect' Book Club; My Legacy Lockbox

8/13/2019
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New details on what’s being planned for the former Landing site are slowly emerging. Mike Field of our digital partner, The Jaxson , joined us for a closer look.

Duration:00:52:55

8/12/19: Back to School; Author Maggie Fitzroy; Jam Sessions; Cole Pepper

8/12/2019
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Students across town and the country are heading back to school today.

Duration:00:52:55

8/9/19: Friday Media Roundtable; Money For Norman Studios

8/9/2019
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Friday on First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross , our panel of journalists on the Media Roundtable looked at the top stories of the week.

Duration:00:52:52

8/8/19: New FSCJ President; 'Facing the Dragon;' Pop-Up Country Music Coming To 89.9 HD4

8/8/2019
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FSCJ is one of the state’s largest institutions of higher education, with nearly 50-thousand students enrolled annually.

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8/7/19: Congressman Al Lawson; City Year; Caribbean Carnival

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A majority of Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives now favor impeaching President Donald Trump, according to NPR's Impeachment Tracker .

Duration:00:52:54

8/6/19: Former Mayor Jake Godbold; Protecting Our Coastlines; China Cat Sunflower Festival

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Jake! Is a new biography that tells the story of one of this city’s most colorful and influential leaders.

Duration:00:52:55

8/5/19: Gun Reform; Agent Orange Town Hall; Cole Pepper

8/5/2019
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There have been 251 mass shootings in the U.S. this year, so far, according to the Gun Violence Archive.

Duration:00:52:54

8/2/19: Friday Media Roundtable; Financial Tips for College-Bound Students

8/2/2019
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Friday on the First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross Media Roundtable, our panel of journalists looked at the top stories of the week, including: A $450 million development deal to turn Lot J into an entertainment district The battle over a proposed half-cent tax to support Duval County Public Schools P ublic officials making headlines - for all the wrong reasons. Our Panelists were: Dan Scanlan of The Florida Times-Union Georgio Valentino , editor at Folio Weekly Anne Schindler of First...

Duration:00:52:53

8/1/19: Lot J Development; Refugee Crisis; Rethreaded; Monster Jam; Taste of the Weekend

8/1/2019
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The City of Jacksonville says it has reached a deal to develop Lot J , the parking lot next to TIAA Bank Field.

Duration:00:52:53

7/31/19: DCPS May Sue; Climate Change Report; School Sales Tax Savings

7/31/2019
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The Duval County School Board is looking at hiring a private attorney in its fight with the city over a sales tax referendum for school repair and construction. WJCT News partner The Florida Times-Union reported the board is being pressured to give local charter schools an up-front $150 million dollar payment as part of any deal. Lori Hershey is chair of the Duval County Public Schools Board. She told First Connect with Melissa Ross Wednesday that the "number has gone up higher. I recently...

Duration:00:52:55

7/30/19: Abortion Battles; Food Insecurity; Catty Shack

7/30/2019
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Pro-choice activists are marching this weekend in St. Augustine.

Duration:00:52:54

7/29/19: Opioid Crisis; First Coast Success; Cole Pepper

7/29/2019
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New data shows the extent of the nation’s opioid crisis and the major role Florida played in it.

Duration:00:52:55

7/26/19: Media Roundtable; Art Center Cooperative

7/26/2019
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Friday on the First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross Media Roundtable, our panel of journalists looked at the top stories of the week, including:

Duration:00:52:52

7/25/19; JEA Privatization; Cathedral District Projects; All-American Boys Chorus

7/25/2019
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Earlier this week, JEA’s board of directors voted to explore selling the utility . They cited declining revenues and pressures facing the utility as reasons to consider privatization.

Duration:00:52:54

7/23/19: Calls For Puerto Rico's Governor To Resign; JaxTHRIVE; Generation W

7/23/2019
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Protesters in Jacksonville and other areas of Florida have voiced support for the people of Puerto Rico calling for Governor Ricardo Rossello to resign.

Duration:00:52:51

7/22/19: Councilman Matt Carlucci; 'If You Want To Make God Laugh'; Cole Pepper

7/22/2019
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From the fate of the Jacksonville Landing to how to pay for school improvements, new At Large Group 4 City Councilman Matt Carlucci joined First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross to talk about Jacksonville’s biggest issues.

Duration:00:52:55