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First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross

06/17/16: Media Roundtable Week In Review; National Geographic's 'Summer Of Sharks'; Mama Blue

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Media Roundtable

We discuss the week's biggest news stories with our roundtable of local journalists: Paula Horvath, Florida Times-Union columnist; and A.G. Gancarski, Florida Politics writer.

They join us to examine the latest updates from Orlando in the aftermath of the mass shooting Sunday at the Pulse gay nightclub.

'Summer of Sharks'

Scientists are shedding new light on the crucial roles sharks play in ocean ecology.

Researchers now think that sharks may be a pinnacle of evolutionary perfection as they haven’t changed in hundreds of millions of years.

National Geographic magazine's new three-part series, "The Summer of Sharks," looks at three species with notorious reputations: tiger sharks, great whites, and oceanic whitetips.

We discuss the latest research on sharks with Brian Skerry, an award-winning photojournalist specializing in marine wildlife and underwater environments.

Mama Blue

Jacksonville singer Mama Blue joins us for a live in-studio performance to preview her special birthday concert tonight at Jacksonville Beach's Harmonious Monks club.