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First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross

6/6/2019: Cure Violence; Medical Marijuana; Steve Earle; Crescendo Amelia Big Band

Brandon Anderson

Cure Violence

Cure Violence launches this Saturday in Jacksonville. Mayor Lenny Curry says his administration hopes this program can bring down the rate of violent crime. Cure Violence treats the problem of crime as a public health issue. On Thursday’sFirst Coast Connect with Melissa Ross, technical assistance trainer Jarmain Merritt and outreach worker supervisor withNoah’s Ark ProjectKim Varner joined us with more information.

Medical Marijuana
AltMed Florida announced its sixth medical cannabis dispensary in the state opens in San Marco on Saturday. AltMed spokesman Todd Beckwith joined us with information on the new dispensary and plans for an aggressive expansion across Florida.

Steve Earle


Legendary roots rocker Steve Earle is playing at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall Thursday night. Earle is touring to support his new album GUY, a tribute to one of his musical mentors, the late Guy Clark. you can buy tickets for the show here.


Crescendo Amelia Big Band

Crescendo Amelia Big Band is taking us back to the roaring 20’s Saturday night with a dance series in Riverside. Dennis Negrin plays for the band and joined us to talk about the event. You can buy tickets for this event here.

Check out the band here:

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