First Coast Connect http://news.wjct.org en Florida Craft Brewers In Frothy Tallahassee Fight http://news.wjct.org/post/florida-craft-brewers-frothy-tallahassee-fight <div>Small craft brewers in Jacksonville and around the state are speaking out against a bill that they say would heavily restrict their burgeoning industry.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><p>"This is not a fair fight," said Ben Davis, owner of Jacksonville's Intuition Ale Works.</p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 20:14:05 +0000 Melissa Ross 13018 at http://news.wjct.org Florida Craft Brewers In Frothy Tallahassee Fight Phone Related Accidents Focus Of Distracted Driving Awareness Month http://news.wjct.org/post/phone-related-accidents-focus-distracted-driving-awareness-month <p>A local law firm says talking on your phone while driving, hands free or not, can be just as dangerous as driving drunk. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:37:51 +0000 Scott Harrison 12991 at http://news.wjct.org Phone Related Accidents Focus Of Distracted Driving Awareness Month Medical Marijuana Debate Continues In Advance Of Referendum Vote http://news.wjct.org/post/medical-marijuana-debate-continues-advance-referendum-vote <p>Florida voters will decide this November whether the state will become the 22nd in the nation to legalize marijuana for medical use, and debate on the issue will likely continue until Election Day. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:07:58 +0000 Lindsey Kilbride & Melissa Ross 12987 at http://news.wjct.org Medical Marijuana Debate Continues In Advance Of Referendum Vote Earthworm Factory To Open In Jacksonville http://news.wjct.org/post/earthworm-factory-open-jacksonville <p>Chicago resident and One Spark creator Ed Hubbard is applying a new idea to an organism that’s been around for thousands of years: Earthworms. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:37:19 +0000 Scott Harrison 12988 at http://news.wjct.org Earthworm Factory To Open In Jacksonville Skyway Ridership Boost Fuels Calls To Reform Jax Mass Transit http://news.wjct.org/post/skyway-ridership-boost-fuels-calls-reform-jax-mass-transit <p>Jacksonville's mass transit system was among the city features given a boost by the 2014 One Spark festival earlier this month, with Skyway ridership showing a 104 percent over the same time last year. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:04:38 +0000 Melissa Ross & Scott Harrison 12962 at http://news.wjct.org Skyway Ridership Boost Fuels Calls To Reform Jax Mass Transit UNF Civil Discourse Forum Asks, Where Do We Come From? http://news.wjct.org/post/unf-civil-discourse-forum-asks-where-do-we-come <p>When people with opposing views come to the table, it can often be a bitter battle to prove superiority instead of a respectful conversation. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 17:30:48 +0000 Lindsey Kilbride & Melissa Ross 12929 at http://news.wjct.org UNF Civil Discourse Forum Asks, Where Do We Come From? Cole Pepper: 36K Run The Boston Marathon, Jaguars Back In Action, And Kuchar Heats Up The Links http://news.wjct.org/post/cole-pepper-36k-run-boston-marathon-jaguars-back-action-and-kuchar-heats-links <p>From marathons to barbeque, Cole Pepper discussed the events of the week in his regular sports wrap up. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 17:09:37 +0000 Melissa Ross & Cole Pepper 12927 at http://news.wjct.org Cole Pepper: 36K Run The Boston Marathon, Jaguars Back In Action, And Kuchar Heats Up The Links The 'Conservative Hurricane' - Jeb Bush, Immigration, And Looking Ahead To 2016 http://news.wjct.org/post/conservative-hurricane-jeb-bush-immigration-and-looking-ahead-2016 <p>Florida Governor Rick Scott – along with former governors Jeb Bush and Bob Martinez – are calling on state lawmakers to pass a tuition break to students who entered the country illegally. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 13:44:53 +0000 Melissa Ross 12922 at http://news.wjct.org The 'Conservative Hurricane' - Jeb Bush, Immigration, And Looking Ahead To 2016 Media Roundtable: After Army Corps Approval, Next Steps For JAXPORT Dredging http://news.wjct.org/post/media-roundtable-after-army-corps-approval-next-steps-jaxport-dredging <p>Jacksonville could get a major economic boost after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers approved plans to dredge the St. Johns River shipping channel, making way for larger ships at JAXPORT.</p><p></p><p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:01:35 +0000 Melissa Ross 12864 at http://news.wjct.org Media Roundtable: After Army Corps Approval, Next Steps For JAXPORT Dredging A 'Party With A Purpose' - One Spark Looks To Expand Globally And In Jacksonville http://news.wjct.org/post/party-purpose-one-spark-looks-expand-globally-and-jacksonville <p>After the major success of the 2014 One Spark festival in Jacksonville last week, the founders of One Spark are headed to New York for a whirlwind media tour, including a stop at the New York Stock Exchange. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:38:17 +0000 Melissa Ross & Patrick Donges 12837 at http://news.wjct.org A 'Party With A Purpose' - One Spark Looks To Expand Globally And In Jacksonville