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 Monday's show:

  • Jacksonville Civic Council Chairman Steve Halverson on Jacksonville's Pension
  • First Coast Success Profiles Clayton Bromberg
  • Community Foundation President Nina Waters
  • Celebrity Chefs Matt and Ted Lee
  • First Coast Sports Wrap Up with Cole Pepper

 

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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
11:41 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Media Roundtable: Scott, Crist Neck And Neck In Latest Polls

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The 2014 Florida governor's race and Jacksonville's pension are making headlines this week.

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First Coast Connect
4:41 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

Mayor Brown, City Council Debate Pension Reform Proposal And Sales Tax

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Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown says he will veto any attempt by City Council to pay down the city’s pension costs by way of a sales tax.

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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
3:16 pm
Fri October 10, 2014

Media Roundtable: Khan Pulls Backing From KYN, Crist Leads Scott In UNF Poll

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Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan, KYN and the 2014 governor's race are making headlines this week.

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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

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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

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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

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“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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