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 Thursday's show:

  • Mayor Alvin Brown on Jacksonville's Pension and More
  • Artist Series Jax Presents Annie
  • Farm to San Marco Event
  • Around Town with Kerry Speckman

 

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First Coast Connect is sponsored in part by Baptist Health and North Florida TPO.

Education coverage is sponsored in part by The Chartrand Foundation.

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First Coast Connect
4:51 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

Identifying, Preventing And Coping With Bullying As Nation Marks Prevention Month

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A New Jersey has become the latest flash point in the way schools and communities deal with bullying.

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First Coast Connect
7:32 pm
Thu October 9, 2014

Peter Rummell On Healthy Town Concept, Khan Backing Out Of KYN

Credit Patrick Donges / WJCT

Jacksonville business leader and One Spark backer Peter Rummell has made a bid to reboot a former JEA generating station into a new mixed-use community. At the same time, he is responding to Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan cutting ties with the One Spark related group KYN.

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First Coast Connect
7:34 pm
Mon October 6, 2014

Jax Disease Specialist: Ebola Not A Concern Without Extremely Close Contact

There have been no confirmed cases of Ebola in Florida, but health care providers and the Center for Disease Control are preparing for the possiblity.

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First Coast Connect
3:03 pm
Fri October 3, 2014

Media Roundtable: Dunn Convicted Of First-Degree Murder

Credit News4Jax

Michael Dunn, former Atlantic Beach police chief Michael Classey and ridesharing services are making headlines this week.

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First Coast Connect
12:51 pm
Thu October 2, 2014

Zimmerman Attorney Mark O'Mara: Dunn Case 'Full Of Emotion'

Michael Dunn was found guilty of first-degree murder Wednesday in the 2012 shooting death of 17-year-old Jordan Davis.

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First Coast Connect
7:30 am
Thu October 2, 2014

iPad Helps First Coast Girl With Autism Speak Out

Credit HEAL Foundation

“Hi. Thank you for releasing my voice.”

These were the first words typed onto an iPad by Lanier Weed, a 16-year old girl living with autism. 

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First Coast Connect
4:57 pm
Fri September 26, 2014

Coastal Building Continues Unabated Despite Concerns

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The United States has added over two million housings units to the nation's coast in the last 20 years, and construction is not slowing down, according to a new report from Reuters.

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First Coast Connect
3:10 pm
Fri September 26, 2014

Media Roundtable: Retrial Of Michael Dunn Begins

Michael Dunn on the first day of his retrial, September 24, 2014.
Credit News4Jax

Michael Dunn, Mayor Alvin Brown and Senator John Thrasher are making headlines this week.

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First Coast Connect
4:41 pm
Wed September 24, 2014

Laura Street Trio Developer Eyeing 2015 Renovation Date

The Laura Street Trio is made up of the Marble Bank, Bisbee and Florida Life buildings.
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A group of downtown Jacksonville's most iconic buildings could be getting a facelift very soon. 

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First Coast Connect
3:17 pm
Tue September 23, 2014

Mayor Brown, City Council Claim Politics Playing Role In Budget Battle

Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown presenting his 2015 budget proposal to City Council in July 2014.
Credit Cyd Hoskinson / WJCT

The City Council will take a final vote Tuesday night on next year’s city budget following months of back-and-forth between the group and Mayor Alvin Brown's office.

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