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First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross

8/13/2018: Medical Marijuana PAC; Transgender Homicides; Cole Pepper; JAGMAC


Monday on First Coast Connect we talked about the politics of medical marijuana with the owner of Compassionate Alternative Care, Daniel Locke, and Dr. Joseph Sirven of the Mayo Clinic (01:08).

We spoke with ProPublica reporter Ken Schwenke about his investigation into the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office’s misidentifying transgender homicide victims (30:48).

Cole Pepper brought us the latest sports news including the Jaguars’ suspending Dante Fowler and Jalen Ramsey for conduct unbecoming a Jaguars player (46:00).

We met the band JAGMAC. The four brothers and two sisters from Baltimore are in Jacksonville this week and performed live in Studio 5 (48:36)   

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