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  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)    


       

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Jacksonville businesses are being targeted by scammers pretending to employees of the JEA public utility.

Stacey Goldberg, owner of downtown’s  Urban Grind Coffee Company, said scammers targeted her about a month ago.


JEA power plant
JEA

JEA recently announced it will close a coal-fired power plant on Jacksonville’s Northside, which came online in the late 1980s. With the complex’s closure, about 200 people will lose their jobs.

The plant’s closure after nearly 30 years of service is not surprising in today’s energy climate. If you’ve been paying attention to the electric power generation business, coal fired power plants are closing all across the country.


JEA power plant
JEA

Jacksonville’s community-owned utility company is shutting down a large coal-fired power plant that’s served the area for 30 years.


A recent study by professors at the University of North Florida say Jacksonville’s water quality ranks poorly among residents.

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