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5/21/2018: AMA President-Elect; National EMS Week; Cole Pepper

Kevin Meerschaert
President-elect of the American Medical Association Dr. Barbara McAneny was guest on First Coast Connect on Monday.

Monday on First Coast Connect we spoke with American Medical AssociationPresident-Elect Dr. Barbara McAneny about the association’s conference this week at the Prime Osborn Convention Center focusing on gun violence, the opioid epidemic, mental health and obesity (01:16).

To mark National EMS Week we spoke with UF Health trauma surgeon Dr. Marie Crandall (29:15).

Cole Pepper joined us to talk about the Jaguars beginning off-season team practices, Florida, Florida State and Georgia’s softball teams all making the super regionals.

The Armada face Tampa Bay on Wednesday, the Jumbo Shrimp play a double header on Monday and the Sharks beat Maine on the road Saturday (46:00).     

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.