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First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross

6/8/2018: Media Roundtable; Jacksonville Daily Record And Observer; The Hunts


Our weekly Media Roundtable Friday on First Coast Connect featured Florida Times-Union Reporter Tessa Duvall, radio host Angela Spears, Jacksonville Daily Record Reporter Dave Cawton and WJCT Reporter Ryan Benk.

The topics discussed included

  • A list of replacements for suspended Jacksonville City Council members Katrina Brown and Reggie Brown is on Governor Rick Scott’s desk.
  • Controversy over outgoing Interim Duval County School Superintendent Patricia Willis promoting two relatives.
  • More homicides in Jacksonville including three young men and a transgender victim (01:18).

We heard about the new Jacksonville Daily Record & Observer weekly free publication and updates to the Jacksonville Daily Record with Publisher Matt Walsh and Editor Karen Brune Mathis (35:19).

Ahead of their free concert Friday night at Hemming Park we heard from the band The Hunts and Friends of Hemming Park Director Christina Parrish Stone (46:00).

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