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First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross

3/12/19: Jimmy Hill; Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month; Moveable Feast; Book Club

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Jacksonville Mayoral Candidate Jimmy Hill

Mayoral Candidate Jimmy Hill joined us to discuss his plans for Jacksonville and what he plans to do in the days leading up to the March 19 election to earn voters' support.

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Dr. Brian E. Lacy (left) with guest host Charles Griggs (right)

Related: WJCT Voters' Guide

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.

Dr. Brian E. Lacy, Senior Associate Consultant, Gastroenterology, at the Mayo Clinic's Jacksonville campus, joined us to answer questions of who’s at risk for it, and what can be done to prevent it.

Moveable Feast

In Tuesday's Moveable Feast, our look at dining and entertainment trends around town, Leigh Cort of the Women's Food Alliance talked with Executive Director Becky Lowry of CSI Gives Back about how the company gives back to the community by raising money for area nonprofits.

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"I Heard You Paint Houses" book cover

The First Coast Connect Book Club

Our First Coast Connect Book Club pick this month is I Heard You Paint Houses by Charles Brandt.

Our facilitator Stacey Goldring told us about the book and defined some of the mob terms that were used.

A film adaptation of the book, called The Irishman, will be released in theaters and on Netflix this fall. The film is directed by Martin Scorsese and stars Robert DeNiro as Frank Sheeran, Al Pacino as Jimmy Hoffa, and Joe Pesci as Russell Bufalino.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfr44G1KJmc

Amanda Brannon can be reached at newsteam@wjct.org, 904-358-6317.

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