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Friday Media Roundtable; Paula Poundstone at WJCT Soundstage

Media members chatting in the Green Room.
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Friday media roundtable on 10/22/19. (L to R) Nate Monroe, Melissa Ross, Mike Mendenhall and Angela Spears

Friday's First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross featured some of the top stories of the week, including:

Discussing a busy newsweek we welcomed:

After facing criticism from City Council members, JEA now says it will not move forward with a long-term performance pay plan for its employees. The plan would have potentially given a huge financial windfall to JEA employees that participated, especially the highly paid senior staff, if the utility were sold.

Award-Winning Comedian

Picture of Paula Poundstone laying down on a stool.
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Paula Poundstone entertains at the WJCT Soundstage 8 p.m. Nov. 23.

Paula Poundstone is known for her recurring role on NPR’s Peabody award-winning show, Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me, plus an incredible 40-year career in the comedy business. She’ll be performing right here - at the WJCT Soundstage, in partnership with the Florida Theatre - at 8 p.m. this Saturday, November 23.

We caught up with her for a preview.

Michelle Corum can be reached at, 904-358-6308 or on Twitter at @MCorumonME.


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Michelle Corum joined WJCT as "Morning Edition" host in 2012 and has worked in public broadcasting as an announcer and reporter for public radio stations in Lawrence, Kansas, and Interlochen, Michigan. She also manages WJCT's Radio Reading Service for sight-impaired listeners.