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9/19/2017: Irma Stress; See The Girl Summit; 'Moveable Feast' King And Prince Resort; Warren Skeels


Tuesday on “First Coast Connect” we heard how to handle stress caused by Hurricane Irma with therapist Melody Bean Eckhart (01:09). Lawanda Ravoira and Tayloe McDonald with the Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center, Executive Director of the Georgetown Law Center on Poverty and Inequality Rebecca Epstein and author Nicole Mason talked about the upcoming See the Girl Summit (24:22). The latest segment of Moveable Feast featured Bud St. Pierre of the King and Prince Resort on St. Simons Island (35:10) and we spoke with Jacksonville filmmaker and producer Warren Skeels of MTV’s reality series, “Siesta Key.” (43:28).  

Irma Stress

Hurricane Irma is gone, but the damage lingers and not just to buildings and businesses.   This unprecedented large, powerful natural disaster affecting the entire state of FL and beyond, and prompted the largest mass evacuation from the state. The psychological impacts of Irma will be felt for some time to come.

See The Girl Summit

This year’s See the Girl Summit in Jacksonville is billed as a call to action. It’s got an ambitious goal, which is nothing less than fundamentally changing the way we see girls in this society,  especially those caught up in the criminal justice system.

Moveable Feast- King and Prince Resort

Moveable Feast is our look at dining and hospitality trends around the First Coast. Leigh Cort of the Women’s Food Alliance talks with Bud St. Pierre of the King and Prince Resort on St. Simons Island.

Warren Skeels

MTV’s newest reality series, “Siesta Key,” features a glamorous group of young adults coming of age against the backdrop of the beautiful Southwest Florida resort town. It’s billed as the successor to prior hits like The Hills or Laguna Beach. Skeels attended Douglas Anderson School of Arts. Siesta Key airs 10 p.m. Mondays  

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