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First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross

Friday Media Roundtable; Paula Poundstone at WJCT Soundstage

Media members chatting in the Green Room.
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WJCT News
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 mcorum@wjct.org, 904-358-6308 or on Twitter at @MCorumonME.