First Coast Connect

Weekdays 9:00AM

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.

Coming up on Friday's show:

  • Media Roundtable Week in Review
  • Casting Begins for Rock Opera La Caroline
  • Apex Theater Studio Presents Godspell

   

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First Coast Connect
11:12 am
Thu July 31, 2014

WJCT Launches New Web, Television Concept Showcasing Local Culture

Credit Stephen Jones / The Square

WJCT is debuting a new programming concept both online and on television that shines a spotlight on this area’s amazing local talent.

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First Coast Connect
10:55 am
Thu July 31, 2014

Local Restaurant Owners Sued In Federal Court For Wage Violations

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A federal lawsuit against a local restaurant is shining a light on a larger issue — exploited and often undocumented workers in our state and around the country.

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First Coast Connect
3:46 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

Anchors Aweigh: Local TV News Departures Spark Discussion

Former First Coast News anchor Phil Amato.
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First Coast News has one less familiar face in the newsroom.

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First Coast Connect
11:40 am
Wed July 30, 2014

Support For Medical Marijuana In Florida Continues To Grow

A cannabis plant at a marijuana grow operation in Colorado. The state has legalized recreational use of the botanical.
Credit Brett Levin / Flickr

A new poll is out showing that the state’s voters are actually in widespread agreement about something, and it’s an issue that cuts across race, age, gender and party lines.

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First Coast Connect
10:54 am
Tue July 29, 2014

Tech Tuesday: Local Education Nonprofit Wins Google Glass Contest

Google Glass with frame for prescription lenses.
Credit Mikepanhu / Wikimedia Commons

A local organization is getting a big nod from Google.

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First Coast Connect
10:00 am
Tue July 29, 2014

Climate Change Driving Politics In Race For Florida Governor

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Climate wars are fueling the Florida governor’s race.

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First Coast Connect
10:54 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Cole Pepper: EverBank Mega Event A Success, Summer Of Soccer Continues, Sharks Season Ends With Win

Cole Pepper stands in front of one of EverBank Field's new video scoreboards.
Credit Cyd Hoskinson / WJCT

The scoreboards may have been the largest draw to EverBank Field this weekend, but there was some action on the field as well. Cole Pepper has it all in his weekly sports wrap.

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First Coast Connect
9:40 am
Mon July 28, 2014

With Successful Scoreboard Unveiling, Examining The Economics Of EverBank Field

A virtual American flag waves during a test of EverBank Field's new giant video boards. The boards were unveiled during a soccer match and concert this past weekend.
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People across the First Coast and NFL fans around the country are still talking this morning about Saturday night's "Mega Event" at Everbank Field.

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First Coast Connect
1:27 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

No Plans? No Problem! Things To Do This Weekend On The First Coast

Credit MOCA Jacksonville

A legend and a "mega event" are happening this weekend on the First Coast this weekend.

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First Coast Connect
12:10 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

ONLY IN FLORIDA: Thief Smuggles Sushi In His Pants

Is that sushi in your pants, or are you just happy to see me? We're putting fish in strange places in this week's ONLY IN FLORIDA.

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