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First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross

6/13/2019: State Of News Media; Transitional Housing; Southern Living; ADAPT

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Bob Longo, the general manager of Action News Jax was on First Coast Connect Thursday to discuss the state of the news industry and his new book.

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Covering the White House and politics in general has been challenging for journalists. So how can you do the news well and profitably in today’s world?

Bob Longo, general manager of Action News Jax, joined us with more information on this topic as well as information about his new book, Boomerang Bandito. You can buy his book here

Transitional housing

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Bryant Homes inc

Bryant Homes is a new nonprofit organization in Jacksonville that provides transitional housing and job referrals for ex-convicts.  Jessica Noyes and Maurice Bryant work at the center and joined us with more information on this organization.

Southern Living

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Southern Living

It’s your chance to tour a showstopper of a home on Amelia Island. The 2019 Southern Living Idea House will open for public tours June 8 through December 8. There will be a $22 entrance fee with a portion of the proceeds from ticket sales going to the Amelia Island Museum of History.

John Hillman, VP of Sales and Marketing for Crane Island, joined us with more.


WJCT Program Director Jessica Palombo joined us today with information on the new ADAPT website. that is launching later this month. 

Avery Latta-Raines can be reached at, 904-358-6317.  

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