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First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross

1/28/19: Reducing Crime; First Coast Success; Pink Martini; Cole Pepper


The city’s newly-formed Task Force on Safety and Crime Reduction - charged with combating violent crime in our area – met for the first time Friday. David Bauerlein of The Florida Times-Union covered the meeting and joined us to discuss it in more detail.

First Coast Success

Janet Owens
Credit LISC Jacksonville

Karen Brune Mathis, Editor of the Jax Daily Record, profiled Janet Owens, Executive Director of LISC Jacksonville, for this morning’s installment of First Coast Success.

Pink Martini

Pink Martini draws inspiration from around the globe to create music that crosses many genres. Singer China Forbes joined us with a preview of the “little orchestra’s” performance at the Florida Theatre this evening.

Check out Pink Martini’s video for “Hey Eugene” here:

Cole Pepper

Cole Pepper joined us to discuss the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Pro Bowl, and Super Bowl. He also shared what he’ll be making for the Big Game. You can read his "Man Dip" recipe on this webpage

Heather Schatz can be reached at, 904-358-6334 or on Twitter at @heatherschatz.

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