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First Coast Connect

10/28/2016: Media Roundtable; Trishna Patel; Art (Re)Public

Our weekly Media Roundtable featured Florida Times-Union reporter Larry Hannan; WJCT reporter Ryan Benk; WJCT business analyst John Burr and A.G. Gancarski of Florida Politics. Host Melissa Ross also spoke with Dr. Trishna Patel, medical director for mammography at the Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center and Hill Breast Center from about some of the latest developments in mammography and Jessica Santiago joined us by phone to talk about the new urban arts project in Jacksonville, Art (Re)Public. 

Media Roundtable

The panel talked about the most recent poll from the University of North Florida that showed Hillary Clinton maintaining her lead over Donald Trump in Florida as well as Marco Rubio’s over Patrick Murphy in the U.S. Senate race. It also discussed the controversy over sample ballots mailed out late in Duval County.      

Trishna Patel

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we have been bringing you several segments on the disease and how it’s being treated on the First Coast. Patel spoke about the special equipment being used by Baptist Health to detect breast cancer.  

Art (Re)Public

With a mission to establish the urban core as a nationally recognized Art District, Art (Re)Public is debuting this month with some provocative murals putting a spotlight on Jacksonville’s downtown architecture. Art (Re)Public involves Case Maclaim, a pioneer who is world renowned in the street art movement. Santiago said other artist will be joining Maclaim in the coming weeks.  

Producer Kevin Meerschaert can be reached at, 904-358-6334 or on Twitter at @KMeerschaertJax.

Kevin Meerschaert has left WJCT for new pursuits. He was the producer of First Coast Connect until October of 2018.