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6/29/2018: Media Roundtable; Operation Twin Links

Our weekly Friday Media Roundtable on First Coast Connect featured David Bauerlein from The Florida Times-Union, WJCT contributor Charles Griggs, Folio Weekly editor Claire Goforth and Florida Politics reporter A.G. Gancarski.

Topics included:

  • Women and men in Jacksonville and St. Augustine join the March for Children to protest the Trump administration’s separation of children from their parents.
  • TheJacksonville City Councilchanges its leadership.
  • Former Mayor Alvin Brown gets the endorsement of Jaguars owner Shad Khan.
  • Environmentalists score a win as plans to develop a parcel at the Julington - Durbin Creek Preserve change. (01:05).     

A pair of French nationals are riding a 1918 Harley Davidson motorcycle across the country to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. We spoke with one of the motorcyclists, Christophe de Goulaine, who is a direct descendant of Capt. Rene de Goulaine de Laundonniere, co-founder of Fort Caroline, the first European Settlement in North America in Jacksonville (42:00).      

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.