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Tuesday on First Coast Connect, we spoke with “born-again” Christian turned gay atheist and author Chris Stedman. He is appearing Tuesday evening in Jacksonville on behalf of One Voice (01:20).      

The latest Moveable Feast segment featured westside cake makers Rummies and Yummies (32:28).

Ahead of its annual Clinical Town Hall at the University of North Florida we spoke with Humana executive Laura Nolan and vice-president Dr. John Montgomery (38:23).        

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Florida CEO Sara Alford told us about the group’s Margarita J’Ville fundraiser and tribute to former CEO, the late Warren Grymes. (46:00).  

 

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Four Jacksonville projects aimed at making residents healthier are getting a collective $444,000 boost from the Humana Foundation.


Monday on “First Coast Connect,” we spoke with Mike Binder, director of the Public Opinion Research Laboratory at the University of North Florida, about his new poll on the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. We also heard from Baptist Health cardiologist Dr. Pamela Rama about American Heart Month. Humana Vice President Dr. John Montgomery and health solutions executive Laura Nolan joined the show give an update on the company’s Bold Goal initiative, and Cole Pepper talked about the historic comeback by the New England Patriots to win Super Bowl LI.  


Wednesday on First Coast Connect we spoke with Oliver Formato, sales director for Humana Marketpoint, on the deadline for seniors to file for any changes in their Medicare coverage. We also spoke with artist Kedgar Volta and Denise Reagan of Brunet-Garcia about Volta’s display being unveiled during Art Walk bringing awareness of hunger on the First Coast. The Girl Scouts of Gateway Council CEO Mary Anne Jacobs told us about Sunday’s cookie selling kickoff with the Jacksonville Jaguars, and iHeartMedia Regional Event Director Candace Price joined us by phone to talk about Saturday’s inaugural Wine on the River event to benefit Hands on Jacksonville. 


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Jacksonville is ground zero for a new statewide initiative to make Florida 20 percent healthier by the next presidential election.


On First Coast Connect Wednesday we talked about voter disenfranchisement in Florida with local author Devin Coleman, who due to a long past felony conviction is unable to vote. He was joined by Natisha June, head of the Greater Jacksonville chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida, and Folio Weekly Editor Claire Goforth. University of North Florida criminology professor Dr. Michael Hallett spoke about his new book, “The Angola Prison Seminary: Effects of Faith-Based Ministry on Identity Transformation, Desistance and Rehabilitation.” Host Melissa Ross also spoke with Humana’s Laura Nolan and local doctor John Montgomery about the Humana Bold Goal project, and we heard about the upcoming Jacksonville Jewish Film Festival with HOBNOB owner Ellen Cottrill and Jewish Community Alliance board member Sunny Gettinger. 

 

KaBOOM! and Community Build Dream Playground in JAX

Oct 16, 2013

KaBOOM!, a national non-profit organization, is teaming with health insurance company Humana to build a multi-generational dream playground Oct. 19 in Jacksonville for children who need it most.  According to the CDC, childhood obesity rates have tripled since 1980. At that rate, more than 86 percent of adults will be overweight or obese by 2030. KaBOOM! project manager Lauren Allen is trying to change that. Allen said children need to play actively every day; at home, in schools and in their community.