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First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross

03/11/15: Jacksonville's Pension Issues; Going Green; The Blood Alliance

Jacksonville City Council President Clay Yarborough delayed a final vote on pension reform legislation that was set for this week over what he says are new concerns that have recently surfaced about the deal. What to do about Jacksonville’s mounting pension debt has become a pressing financial problem and one that is playing a role in the city’s mayor’s race. We discuss Jacksonville’s pension issues with UNF president John Delaney and UNF criminologist Dr. Mick Hallett.

In our Going Green segment, Scot Medbury, president of the famed Brooklyn Botanic Garden, joins us with a preview of his talk as part of the Cummer Museum and Gardens’ Garden Month events.

And we find out how the Blood Alliance, Northeast Florida’s only provider of blood to area hospitals, is partnering up with Dreams Come True to save up to three lives and give the gift of a dream come true to two local children in need with a single donation of blood.

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Sean Birch joined the WJCT team in late 2011 and was with the company until 2016.