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First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross; Theatre Jax; 'St. Augustine Tonight;' Around Town

Heather Schatz
Melissa Ross and Mike Hightower

A new coalition of business and civic leaders is speaking out about the aborted attempt to sell JEA.

The coalition says its mission is to promote transparency, integrity, and accountability in local government. is launching, just as a cascade of revelations keep coming out about the aborted attempt to sell JEA to a private company. Retired JEA lobbyist Mike Hightower is part of, and he joined us in studio.


Theatre Jacksonville

Theatre Jacksonville is marking a huge milestone. It's the oldest community theatre in Florida and is celebrating 100 years of artistic success. The theatre group is premiering a new production called Shadowlands. Executive Director Sarah Boone and Shadowlands Director Gary Webber told us more.

'St. Augustine Tonight'

A new season of St. Augustine Tonight debuts this month. Hosted by Jorge Rivera, the show airs before a live audience at the Corazon Theater in Downtown St. Augustine on Tuesday nights. We’ve got a preview  as we welcomed Jorge Rivera to our studio.

Around Town

There's a lot going on Around Town this weekend, Matt Pittman of Main Events was in Studio 5 with the full lineup. 

Winter Jam 2020

VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Friday, 7 p.m., prices start at $15 at the door.

'Romeo & Juliet' Ballet

Times-Union Center – Moran Theatre, Friday, 8 p.m., prices start at $11.

Second Saturday Night Market | January

Historic Springfield, Saturday 5 to 9 p.m. The event is free.

Jacksonville Icemen Vs. Brampton Beast

Veterans Memorial Arena, Saturday, 7 p.m., prices start at $10.

Times-Union Half Marathon and 5K

Hemming Park, Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., 5K is $39, half marathon is $69.


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Peter was an intern with WJCT during the 2020 spring semester from the University of North Florida, where he is majoring in communications.