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First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross

6/14/2018: Transgender Identification; Void Magazine; Bowling For Rhinos; 'A Chorus Line'


Thursday on First Coast Connect with guest host Jessica Palombo we talked about the shooting of three transgender woman in Jacksonville and problems with police misgendering the victims with Jacksonville Coalition for Equality Dan Merkan, WJCT reporter Lindsey Kilbride and transgender activist Savannah Bowens (01:00). 

We heard about the latest stories coming this week in Void Magazine with editor Matt Shaw (30:35).

The Jacksonville Zoo’s Toni Piccolotti and Tirzah Nichols told us about a fundraiser called  Bowling for Rhinos to help raise awareness and help protect the world’s falling rhinoceros population.(39:09)

Apex Theatre Executive Producer Ian Mairs and young artists Matthew Kemp and Adelyne Anderson joined the show to talk about their upcoming performance next week of A Chorus Line (46:00).  

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