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First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross

Congressman Al Lawson; Author Sonja Mongar; 'Mystery Science Theatre 3000'

Melissa Ross and Congressman Al Lawson
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Melissa Ross and Congressman Al Lawson

As the impeachment investigation moves forward against President Donald Trump, a federal court ruled Monday that former White House counsel Don McGahn must comply with a House subpoena and testify before a congressional committee. 

Lawmakers consider McGahn to be an important witness into learning whether President Trump obstructed justice. Melissa Ross spoke with North Florida Congressman Al Lawson (D-FL5) about where the impeachment process goes from here.

Florida Author Sonja Mongar 

Sonja Mongar just won the Royal Palm Literary Award from the Florida Writers Association.  As we approach World Aids Day, she discussed the honor and her new book, Two Spoons of Bitter, which looks back at the AIDS epidemic in Jacksonville.

Joel Hodgson

Creator and original host Joel Hodgson has an all-new, live show where his movie riffing robots - Tom Servo, Crow, and Gypsy - perform the unique comedy the beloved Mystery Science Theater 3000 TV show is known for.  

Melissa spoke with Hodgson about his creation and why it continues to draw the loyalty of legions of fans.

He’s coming to the Florida Theatre Dec. 1.  Here's a preview of what fans can expect:

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.