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Days 4, 5 and 6 of the Jan. 6 committee hearings will be repeated Saturday, July 2, at 10 a.m. on Jax PBS More! (7.4 and Comcast 212).
First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross

11/4/19: Downtown's Future; Movember; She Is Fierce!; Lantern Fest; Cole Pepper

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Melissa Ross and Lori Boyer

Ahead of the Jacksonville Jaguars’ Sunday game in London, owner Shad Khan alluded to what he called a “50 year curse” when it comes down to Downtown development. Khan said he’s hopeful his plans to develop the area around the stadium will help downtown take off.

At the same time, there’s much speculation on who might redevelop some nine city blocks of downtown up for sale from the First Baptist Church. We discussed all this and more with Lori Boyer, CEO of the Downtown Investment Authority.


It’s November, and for millions of men around the world that means it's time to take a break from shaving. To celebrate Movember, or No-Shave November, the new Chop Barbershop in Murray Hill is pulling out all the stops. Shae Timmons, the shop’s manager, joined us with details.

She Is Fierce!

Kelly Youngs, CEO of She Is Fierce, Inc. and Karen Coleman of Baptist Health joined us for a preview of She Is Fierce!’s Local Leaders Power Panel event on November 6, which Melissa Ross is hosting.

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Melissa Ross and Joe White with some floating lanterns outside Studio 5.

Floating Lantern Festival

Jacksonville Magazine’s inaugural North Florida Floating Lanterns Festival is coming up this month. Joe White, Publisher and Editor of Jacksonville Magazine, joined us with a sneak peek.

Cole Pepper

Cole Pepper joined us with recaps of the Jaguars loss in London and the Florida vs. Georgia game, as well as the firing of  Florida State Coach Willie Taggart and local high school football news.

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