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First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross

06/11/15: SCOTUS Same-Sex Marriage, ACA Cases; 'Hairspray'; BFAS Triathlon; Kerry Speckman

Decisions are expected later this month from the U.S. Supreme Court on two of the highest-profile cases the court has had in years: Obergefell v. Hodges, on requiring all states to permit same-sex marriages; and King v. Burwell, on whether to uphold or invalidate a provision of the Affordable Care Act. We discuss the cases and their possible impacts with Greg Pingree, professor at Florida Coastal School of Law, and Nicholas Seabrook, professor of political science at UNF.

We preview Theatre Jacksonville's production of the musical "Hairspray," and discuss how the story's themes are still relevant toady, with Curtis Williams, the show's director and choreographer, and Sarah Boone, executive director of Theatre Jacksonville.

Beaches Fine Arts Series executive director Kathy Wallis joins us with details about their upcoming 29th annual triathlon.

And we look at this weekend's biggest events around town with our contributor Kerry Speckman and special guest John Meeks.

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