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Friday on First Coast Connect our weekly Media Roundtable featured Florida Times-Union reporter David Bauerlein, WJCT business analyst John Burr, Jacksonville Business Journal editor Timothy Gibbons and WJCT contributor Fred Matthews (01:13).   

  

Mayo Clinic Cardiologist Dr. Sabrina Phillips and Florida Blue Market President Darnell Smith talked about Friday being National Wear Red Day to raise awareness of heart disease among women (39:02).  

Mayo Clinic Dr. Aubrey Thompson and former TV anchor Donna Deegan joined us to talk about breast cancer research and the upcoming 26.2 with Donna marathon (46:00).    


Wednesday on First Coast Connect, we spoke with former State Representative and CEO of Agape Community Health Center Mia Jones about the bipartisan health care proposal announced Tuesday in Washington (01:10).

OneJax speaker Dr. Carolyn Lukensmeyer discussed what can be done to reduce political dysfunction and incivility in our political system (29:28).

To commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness Month we spoke with Mayo Clinic oncologist and breast cancer survivor Dr. Dawn Mussallem (37:40).

Our tech guru Ray Hollister told us about the dangers of new computer attack that affects Wi-Fi networks (44:00).    


Thursday on First Coast Connect we spoke with University of North Florida pollster Mike Binder on a newly released poll regarding Mayor Lenny Curry’s popularity and opinions on several issues in Jacksonville (01:09).

To commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness Month we spoke with Dr Laila Samiian from UF Health Jacksonville and Dr. Kathryn Pearson Peyton, founder of Mammosphere (21:51).   

Managing Partner of PS27 Ventures Jim Stallings spoke about their upcoming Leadership Week at UNF (32:54).

Suwannee Roots Festival Director Beth Judy told us what to expect during this weekend’s music festival which kicks off Thursday (44:00).  


Our Friday Media Roundtable on “First Coast Connect” included A.G. Gancarski from Florida Politics, blogger Fred Matthews, David Cawton from the Financial News and Daily Record and WJCT reporter Ryan Benk (01:48). We learned about breast cancer survival with advocate Nancy Cappello (33:35). Executive Director of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Jacksonville Diane Boyle (41:58) about the “Eagles for Impact” fundraiser at THE PLAYERS Championship. Sunday is Mother’s Day, Terri Mashour (45:36), who runs the website Fun 4 First Coast Kids had some ideas where you take mom on her day. 


Monday on First Coast Connect, we discussed President Trump’s executive order to ban travel from seven Muslim-majority countries with Travis Trice and Michelle Clowe from Jacksonville’s World Relief, Asghar Syed from Emerge USA and immigration attorney Ericka Curran with Florida Coastal School of Law. In this month’s segment of First Coast Success, Karen Brune Mathis spoke with Native Sun founder Aaron Gottlieb and we were joined by former TV anchor Donna Deegen to talk about next month’s 26.2 with Donna Marathon and Dr. Keith Knutson, immunologist and breast cancer researcher at the Mayo Clinic about a breast cancer vaccine trial.     


Our weekly Media Roundtable featured Florida Times-Union reporter Larry Hannan; WJCT reporter Ryan Benk; WJCT business analyst John Burr and A.G. Gancarski of Florida Politics. Host Melissa Ross also spoke with Dr. Trishna Patel, medical director for mammography at the Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center and Hill Breast Center from about some of the latest developments in mammography and Jessica Santiago joined us by phone to talk about the new urban arts project in Jacksonville, Art (Re)Public. 


Thursday on First Coast Connect we discussed the international refugee crisis. Jacksonville University is hosting a panel discussion on the topic this week. We heard from University of North Florida professor Leslie Kaplan; Travis Trice from World Relief, which assists local refugees; and Amy Stalker, the president of the Jacksonville Chapter of the United Nations Association. Host Melissa Ross also spoke with Dr. Sarah McLaughlin from the Mayo Clinic about Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Willis Jones, of the Jacksonville Arboretum and Gardens, told us about its upcoming ArborEATum Wine and Food Fest.  

 

UNF's Public Opinion Research Laboratory recently released their latest polls of likely 2016 Republican and Democratic voters here in Florida. The numbers show Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are still the front runners for next year's presidential election. We discuss the results with Mike Binder, UNF professor of political science and faculty director.


Jacksonville University and the UN Association of Jacksonville this weekend will hold a discussion of one of the most important political issues of the 21st century: the global response to climate change.

Also this Saturday, JU’s Marine Science Research Institute brings its event “Science on the St. Johns” to the campus waterfront - a chance for the community to learn about the impact of the river and marine life on our area.

We preview both events with Dr. Stephen Baker, JU professor of political science, Dr. Quint White, director of JU’s Marine Science Research Institute, and engineer David Bruderly, organizer and moderator of the climate change event.


Florida is known as a hotbed for health care fraud. Federal prosecutors are placing increased scrutiny on providers that bill federal health care programs. They estimate in Jacksonville, alone, the fraud claim settlements run into the millions of dollars. We speak with Jason Mehta, Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Florida, and Florida Times-Union reporter Derek Gilliam.


Big changes are planned for the 2016 One Spark crowdfunding festival. Organizers say the event will return to its roots by scaling back the number of days, adopting a tighter physical footprint in the city's urban core, and featuring less creators than previous years. We look at the future of One Spark with founder Elton Rivas and board chair Peter Rummell.


At-large City Councilman and former Jacksonville mayor Tommy Hazouri joins us for a wide ranging discussion on everything from the city budget, the debate over Jacksonville's human rights ordinance and more.


www.breastcancermarathon.com

It’s a signature event on the First Coast calendar.

The seventh annual 26.2 Run With Donna Marathon will bring big crowds from across Florida and around the world to the Beaches this weekend.

Conceived by former First Coast News anchor and three-time breast cancer survivor Donna Deegan, the marathon is a major fundraiser for the research, funding and treatment of breast cancer.

"It has helped enormously as we research the genetic components to cancer," said Dr. Edith Perez, oncologist with the Mayo Clinic.

Perez says she'll be running right alongside Deegan.

Jacksonville’s Pink Ribbon Golf Classic charity in Ponte Vedra will help raise funds for local breast cancer research. 

According to the American Cancer Society, over 232,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer have occurred in the United States for 2013. This means more than 500 First Coast men and women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014.

Spokeswoman for the charity, Mandy Morrow, said the charity has raised over $600,000 since it began in 2007.

National Cancer Institute

Breast cancer patients at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville may soon be receiving tailor-made treatments thanks to a large donation from an Amelia Island couple. 

The $5 million gift from Cecilia and Dan Carmichael is helping fund Mayo’s new Individualized Medicine Clinic in Jacksonville.

The impetus for the contribution, says 67-year-old Cecilia Carmichael, was her 2008 breast cancer diagnosis by Mayo Clinic doctors. 

"Because, of course, when you have breast cancer, you immediately start thinking about your children and grandchildren,” she said.

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