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First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross

Bloomberg's Florida Campaign; Adaptive Reuse; Jax Book Fest

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Democratic presidential candidate and former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg speaks during a campaign event, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, in Salt Lake City.

On Wednesday's First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross, we discussed Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg and why some Florida political leaders are supporting him.

According to a poll conducted by the University of North Florida’s Public Opinion Research Lab, Florida voters would vote for democratic candidate Mike Bloomberg over other choices to beat President Donald Trump.

Former Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn is the Florida Co-Chair of the Bloomberg campaign. He joined us to explain why he is supporting Bloomberg and responded to concerns about Bloomberg’s suitability as a candidate.

Adaptive Reuse

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The Sunday school building today.

Activists are working to save First Baptist Church’s historic Sunday School Building after a request was filed to have it demolished. Steve Williams of #MappingJax and Bill Delaney of The Jaxon, joined us to talk about preserving Jacksonville’s history through adaptive reuse.  

Jax Book Fest

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The annual Jax Book Fest will take place on February 29. It is free and open to the public. The event features New York Times best-selling authors Brad Meltzer and Karma Wilson as keynote speakers. Meltzer joined us with more details.  

Sarah Glenn can be reached at, 904-358-6317