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First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross

06/03/16: Media Roundtable Week In Review; Florida Young Democrats; ElderSource

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Media Roundtable Week In Review

We discuss the week's biggest news stories with our roundtable of local journalists: Fred Matthews, Examiner blogger; Larry Hannan, Florida Times-Union reporter; A.G. Gancarski, Florida Politics writer; and WJCT News analyst John Burr.

Topics include Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry's warning of a property tax increase if voters don't approve his sales tax referendum to help pay off the city's pension obligations, Governor Rick Scott calling on President Barack Obama to fund preventative measures against the Zika virus in Florid, and more.

Florida Young Democrats

The Florida Young Democrats will hold their annual convention in Jacksonville this weekend.

Big names from the local, state and national Democratic Party are expected to attend.

We speak with Kristellys Estanga, president of Jacksonville Young Democrats, about the convention and the future of the Democratic Party.

Watch this segment, courtesy of our partner TVJax.com.

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ElderSource

ElderSource, the Jacksonville organization working to empower the area's aging population, will hold its annual "A Night with the Stars" fundraising event this weekend.

Linda Levin, executive director of ElderSource, joins us with a preview.

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