First Coast Connect

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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.

Coming up on Friday's show:

  • Media Roundtable Week in Review
  • Feeding Northeast Florida 500,000 Can Challenge
  • Comedian Mike Birbiglia
  • Book Blogger Stacey Goldring and the First Coast Connect Book Club 

 

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First Coast Connect
5:19 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Business Exec, Former Councilman Propose Alternative Pension Funding To JEA And Mayor

Charlie Appleby (l) and Matt Carlucci (r)

Mayor Alvin Brown said Wednesday he strongly supports a new pension reform proposal developed by two private citizens in consultation with the mayor's office.

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First Coast Connect
4:06 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Commentary: Are High School Sports Real Life 'Hunger Games'?

Credit Lionsgate

As the latest film in the Hunger Games franchise opens this week, First Coast Connect pop culture philosophy contributor Nicolas Michaud has thoughts on dangerous entertainment both onscreen and on the field.

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First Coast Connect
4:34 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

FUBU, Priceline Founders To Headline One Spark 2015 Speakers Summit

One Spark's 2014 festival attracted record-breaking crowds to downtown Jacksonville.
Credit One Spark / Facebook

With nearly five months to go before the crowdfunding festival begins, One Spark is making major announcements for their third year in Jacksonville.

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First Coast Connect
4:11 pm
Mon November 17, 2014

FL Farmworkers Focus Of New Documentary 'Food Chains'

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A new documentary takes a look what some consider to be one of the most exploited groups of workers: Florida farm pickers.

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First Coast Connect
3:46 pm
Fri November 14, 2014

Stetson Kennedy Home Designated As Literary Landmark

Stetson Kennedy at his desk in 1991.
Credit Wikimedia Commons

A event in St. Johns County this weekend will honor civil rights icon Stetson Kennedy.

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First Coast Connect
1:39 pm
Thu November 13, 2014

Recent Child Abuse Deaths Concern Local Hospitals

There has been a recent string of deaths due to child abuse in Northeast Florida.

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First Coast Connect
4:59 pm
Wed November 12, 2014

Going Green: Eco Relics Takes The Old And Makes It New

Eco Relics is located in an old warehouse on Stockton Street.
Annie Black WJCT

Reuse, recycle, repurpose. That's what Anne and Michael Murphy, the owners of Eco Relics, are striving for. 

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First Coast Connect
2:40 pm
Wed November 12, 2014

The Business Prospects Of Jax Shipyards As Khan Eyes Property

The city acquired the 44-acre Shipyards property (here outlined in red) after a developer went bankrupt.
Credit Google Earth

Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan said this week that he is optimistic he can strike a deal with the city to develop the Shipyards property.

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First Coast Connect
4:11 pm
Tue November 11, 2014

New Affordable Care Act Enrollment Period Begins Saturday

The state's uninsured have a new chance to get covered this month.

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First Coast Connect
2:44 pm
Fri November 7, 2014

Randy Newman On His Career And Playing St. Augustine

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With songs that run the gamut from heartbreaking to satirical, Randy Newman has used his many talents over the years to create musical masterpieces beloved by generations of audiences.

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