10/22/18: Gun Violence, Political Action App, Flowers & Stress Relief
With another mass shooting in Jacksonville - this time near TIAA Bank Field on Sunday - we took at gun violence and opinions on what can be done to combat it on Monday’s First Coast Connect.
Parvez Ahmed, Director of Graduate Programs and Professor of Finance at the Coggin College of Business, University of North Florida, joined us with some perspective on gun violence, in regards to Jacksonville, the U.S. and the world.
Political Action Via Your Smartphone
With early voting now underway for the November 6 election we looked at a political action app that’s been making inroads. Called Capitol Call, the app helps voters get in touch with everyone from Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry to members of Congress and more.
The app was named one of Apple’s top 20 influencers of App Culture in 2017. Matt White from Capitol Call took us through why the app has become so relevant.
A local researcher says there’s a surprising way to relieve stress: flowers.
Dr. Erin Largo-Wight, a University of North Florida associate professor of public health, showed us a study that demonstrated how that living with flowers significantly alleviates daily stress.
Another Ugly Loss
The Jaguars benched quarterback Blake Bortles as they suffered their third straight loss, this time 20-7 to the Houston Texans.
The loss followed a week when Head Coach Doug Marrone ramped up the intensity of practice and focused on a return to the basics. WJCT Sports Analyst Cole Pepper broke down what went wrong along with a look ahead to Georgia-Florida week.