Heart Disease

  Tuesday on “First Coast Connect,” we spoke with Ambassador Nancy Soderberg (1:10) about President Donald Trump sharing classified information with the Russian ambassador and foreign minister.

We heard new health news with Dr. Dean Hartley from the Alzheimer’s Association national headquarters in Chicago, and heart health care with Mayo Clinic cardiolorist Dr. Amy Pollak and Dr. Peter Pollak (28:01). We interviewed longtime environmental activist Bill Brinton (38:44) and we learned about an upcoming science, technology, engineering and math field trip for middle school students from CH2M Vice-President Maria del Pilar Doren (47:23)    


       

Friday on First Coast Connect, our weekly Media Roundtable. Our panel included Folio Weekly editor Claire Goforth, Florida Times-Union reporter David Bauerlein, blogger Fred Mathews and WJCT business analyst John Burr. We also spoke Jacksonville Library director Barbara Gubbin about the this year’s Jax Reads initiative with the book “The Namesake.” Dr. Amy Pollak from the Mayo Clinic and heart attack survivor Kathy Ellis talked about Go Red for Women Day, as part of Heart Disease Awareness Month and we met Kim Brown, head coach of the newly formed Jacksonville professional female football team the North Florida Pumas.


    

Thursday on First Coast Connect, we spoke with Yvette Hyater-Adams who was recently appointed regional envoy of the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture about their initiative the People’s State of the Union. Dr. Saumil Oza, chief of cardiology at St. Vincent’s Medical Center Riverside, talked about a recent decline in life expectancy rate, and we were joined in studio by comedians Paul Rodriguez and Shaun Latham. 


         

Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

 

Hundreds of Jacksonville women received free heart screenings at the fairgrounds Wednesday morning, organized by the nonprofit Take it to Heart.


Saying “retreat is better than defeat,” the most prominent supporter of expanding equal protections to this city’s LGBT community withdrew his bill on the topic last week.

Jacksonville City Councilman Tommy Hazouri says he wants a chance to work further with city attorneys to clarify exemptions, focus on the business side of the bill and continue to educate the public about the matter.

Hazouri joins us to discuss this.


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