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First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross

07/29/15: Lonzie Barton; North Florida Land Trust; St. Vincent's Ornish Heart Disease Program


The search for missing Jacksonville toddler Lonzie Barton enters its sixth day Tuesday. We discuss the latest updates with criminal justice analyst Dale Carson.

In our Going Green segment, we speak with Jim McCarthy, the new Executive Director of the North Florida Land Trust.

And we learn about St. Vincent's Ornish Reversal Program. Based on more than three decades of research by bestselling author Dr. Dean Ornish, this program aims to treat and reverse the progression of coronary artery disease and other chronic conditions through lifestyle changes. We speak with Kat Pitocchelli, Program Manager for the St. Vincent’s Ornish Reversal Program, and Dr. Saumil Oza , Medical Director for the St. Vincent’s Ornish Reversal Program and also Chief of Cardiology for St. Vincent’s Riverside.

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