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6/16/2017; Media Roundtable


  Today on “First Coast Connect,” it was our weekly Media Roundtable with blogger Fred Matthews, Jacksonville Business Journal editor Timothy Gibbons and WJCT reporter Ryan Benk (01:07). 

Media Roundtable  

Our panel discussed the reaction to the shootings in Virginia that wounded Rep. Steve Scalise, R-Louisiana, and four others. Local Congressman Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, said he spoke with the shooter James Hodgkinson before he opened fire. They also talked about Gov. Rick Scott signing a controversial education bill that was opposed by local school districts, a bill that was passed to expand the use of medical marijuana and a bill allocating land for a Duval County visitor’s center.   

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.