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First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross

11/09/2018: Media Roundtable; Ira Glass; Vets 4 Vets


Expected Florida recounts in the U.S. Senate, Governor and Agriculture races dominated Friday’s Media Roundtable discussion on First Coast Connect.

Our panelists were:

  • Dan Scanlan, Florida Times-Union reporter
  • Giorgio Valentino, Folio Weekly editor
  • Contributor and radio host Angela Spears
  • David CawtonJacksonville Daily Record reporter


Other Roundtable topics included the JEA straw ballot passing and three newly elected local school board members.

Ira Glass Coming To The Florida Theatre

Ira Glass, the popular host of This American Life, which airs Saturday’s at 1 p.m. on 89.9 FM, is coming to the Florida Theatre for a multi-media performance Saturday night.

Glass joined us with look at the seven things he’s learned. Additional information about his performance is available here.

Vets 4 Vets

We continued our look at Veterans Day events and the issues Veterans face this week with Vets 4 Vets of Northeast Florida Executive Director Bruce Thompson.  Vets 4 Vets  seeks to inform, connect, unite and organize area veterans.

Bill Bortzfield can be reached at, 904-358-6349 or on Twitter at @BortzInJax.