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First Coast Connect

10/02/15: Media Roundtable Week In Review; Met Opera Live In Duval Schools; Matt Muenster

We discuss the week's top news stories with our roundtable of local journalists: Fred Matthews, Examiner blogger; Larry Hannan, Florida Times-Union reporter; Matt Shaw, Folio Weekly editor; and WJCT analyst John Burr.

Topics this week include proposed legislation that would allow people with concealed weapons permits to bring their firearms on college campuses, how Duval County Schools fared in the first round of the Florida Standards Assessment tests, and more.

Jacksonville is the first city in the state and only the third school district in the nation where performances from the Metropolitan Opera's "Live in HD" series are broadcast directly into a school auditorium.  We speak with Jillian Leigh, executive director of Opera Jacksonville, Jeff Smith, director of Fine Arts with DCPS, and philanthropist Lawrence DuBow.

DIY Network "Bath Crashers" star Matt Muenster joins us with insider tips before you decide to undertake a big remodel at your house. Muenster is appearing at the Jacksonville Home and Patio Show this weekend.

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