Bright Holidays

Friday on First Coast Connect it was our weekly Media Roundtable with Florida Times-Union Reporter Andrew Pantazi, Folio Weekly Editor Claire Goforth and A.G. Gancarski from Florida Politics (01:13).

Apex Theatre Managing Director Ian Mairs joined the show to tell us about the performing company’s upcoming slate of holiday shows (39:12).  

Local musician Madison Carr told us about a concert this weekend at Unity Plaza to benefit the charity Bright Holidays and performed live in-studio (46:00).  

Friday on First Coast Connect we held our weekly Media Roundtable with panelist Ben Conarck from The Florida Times-Union, blogger and contributor Fred Matthews and Jacksonville Business Journal editor Timothy Gibbons (01:06).

We heard about the actions of local charity Bright Holidays with its president Mike Shreve (38:34).  

Five Points business owners joined the show to talk about Saturday’s Christmas on Lomax party (44:45).

Phase Eight Theatre members Evie Day and Corey Driscoll joined us to talk about next week’s production of Love’s Labour’s Lost in WJCT’s studio (49:04).


Tuesday on “First Coast Connect” we discussed what changes may be in store for the Affordable Care Act under the Trump administration. We were joined by Pat Geraghty, CEO of Guidewell and Florida Blue, and Dr. Alan Harmon, past president of the Florida Medical Association and Duval County Medical Association and member of the American Medical Association's Council on Medical Service.

I’m a Star Foundation Executive Director and Former Duval County School Board Chair Betty Burney joined the show with local students Jasmine and Jaquez Butler to talk about the upcoming Let’s Move Jacksonville event. Bright Holidays CEO Mike Shreve spoke about the mission to buy necessities for the less fortunate during the holiday season.

And director Rodney Holmes and star Regina Torres talked about the upcoming Players by the Sea production of “Mrs. Bob Cratchit’s Wild Christmas Binge.”