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9/11/2018: Opioid Update; Moveable Feast; Great American Read; SafeBeat


Tuesday on First Coast Connect we discussed the progress involving treating opioid addiction on the First Coast with Beaches Recovery Medical Director Dr. Marcus Decarvalho and Teresa Holton, Client Care Coordinator and an alumna of the program (01:06).

Our most recent edition of Moveable Feast with Leigh Cort of the Women’s Food Alliance we spoke with Cowford Chophouse creator and owner Jacques Klempf (28:30).

Our First Coast Connect Bookclub blogger Stacey Goldring talked about The Great American Readcampaign and one her favorite books, The Red Notebook (34:14).

We heard about the foundation SafeBeatthat is a preventative heart screening program for all student athletes and active kids with Executive Director Sheldon Hill and Ruby Lara, Supervisor of Cardiology at Wolfson Children’s Hospital (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.