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First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross

8/8/2018: Seth Owen; Land-Based Shark Fishing; Blended Designs

Kevin Meerschaert
Soon to be Georgetown student Seth Owen joined host Melissa Ross Wednesday on First Coast Connect.

Wednesday on First Coast Connect we spoke with former First Coast High School student Seth Owen. He’s the gay student who had to move out of his house for refusing to attend his family’s very strict baptist church. Owen’s story inspired a GoFundMe account that raised over $140,000. He’s attending Georgetown University this fall (01:19).

We heard about the dangers of land-based shark fishing and an upcoming Florida Wildlife Commission meeting to consider drafting new rules to address the problem with activist Adam Sugalski from Save Florida Sharks (28:57).   


Blended Designs CEO Casey Kelley joined us to talk about her company that makes bags, totes and  organizational tools that feature characters who are children of color (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.