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First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross

7/16/19: Jacksonville's Budget Priorities; 'Luna: The Science and Stories of Our Moon'; New App

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry
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Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry proposed a new budget to the Jacksonville City Council Monday

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry presented a $1.37 billion budget to the City Council on Monday.  The spending plan is focused on public safety and economic development.

Public safety initiatives such as Cure Violence and the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office’s Real Time Crime Center would get $70 million.

As for economic development, Curry said people will not recognize downtown Jacksonville in four years.

Former Jacksonville Mayor John Delaney and Political Science Professor Daniel Cronrath joined First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross to give their take on Mayor Curry's spending plan.

'Luna: The Science And Stories Of Our Moon'

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first person to step foot on the moon.

Luna: The Science and Stories of our Moon
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David Aguilar's new book "Luna: The Science and Stories of our Moon" was released in June.

This Saturday will mark the 50th anniversary of that historical day.

In his new book Luna: The Science and Stories of our Moon, author and astronomer David Aguilar discusses the scientific, historic and cultural impact the moon has on human history. He also explores the potential future of humans visiting the Earth’s closest celestial body.

Aguilar joined us  to dicsuss the aspects he looks at in his book.

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A new national app called Relevnt: Find Your Vibe launched this month. The app was developed on the First Coast. It’s a way for local people to connect across communities and talk about their interests and locations.

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Relevnt: Find Your Vibe is a new social networking app aimed to connect local communities and interests

Founder and CEO of the Relevnt Inc., Winder Hughes, spoke with Melissa Ross to talk more about the app’s usefulness.

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