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First Coast Connect

10/12/15: Concealed Weapons On Campus; JASMYN Coming Out Breakfast; 'To The Sea'; Cole Pepper

Legislation is moving ahead in Tallahassee that would allow concealed firearms on the state’s college campuses. This as a new poll finds the majority of Floridians oppose allowing students to carry weapons on campus. Supporters of the bill argue it would make colleges safer, while opponents question the need to allow weapons in the already stress-filled college environment.

UNF's OneJax Institute will examine gun control and gun rights issues this week in the latest edition of their Civil Discourse series of panel discussions. We preview that forum with UNF President John Delaney and Cord Byrd, local attorney and NRA representative.

JASYMN executive director Cindy Watson joins us to discuss the group's annual Coming Out Breakfast this week.

"To The Sea" is a new production commissioned by Players by the Sea, and it’s part of the city’s Year of the River initiative. The play is inspired by river advocate Jim Alabiso, known for swimming the St. Johns River and founding the advocacy group Jumping Fish. "To The Sea" will premiere at the Cummer Museum next week. Alabiso and playwright Kelby Siddons join us.

And Cole Pepper drops by with a look at the Jacksonville Jaguars' loss to Tampa Bay this weekend and other local sports news.

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