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First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross

03/23/16: County Health Rankings; Generation W; Nicolas Michaud; Heartbeat Of The Bold City


County Health Rankings

The healthiest county in Florida is St. Johns, while Duval lags way behind.

That’s according to a study released last week measuring the overall health in almost every county in the United States.

The report, produced by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, breaks down the numbers into two categories: health factors and health outcomes. Both lists show St. Johns County is the healthiest in Florida.

Duval County is ranked 48 out of the 67 counties on the list.

We discuss this with Bryan Campbell, CEO of the Duval County Medical Society.

Generation W

We preview the upcoming Generation W women's leadership conference with Donna Orender, Generation W founder, and guest speaker Rear Admiral Marty Evans, U.S. Navy (Retired), former CEO of both the Girl Scouts of American and the American Red Cross.

Nicolas Michaud

The new film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, opening in theaters this week, features two title characters with two very different ideologies.

Our pop culture philosophy contributor Dr. Nicolas Michaud joins us with his thoughts about why Batman and Superman represent the struggle between realism and idealism.

Heartbeat of the Bold City

Heartbeat of the Bold City is a new initiative looking to connect the local Jacksonville community with individual artists, creatives and entrepreneurs who are driving culture.

A series of special speakers will have platform for sharing their stories through live events and digital media.

We learn more about Heartbeat of the Bold City's speaker series from Jessica Pounds, founder of Heartbeat of the Bold City, and Christina Wagner, speaker and local musician.