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First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross

State Rep. Angie Nixon; MOSH On The Move; COVID & Healthcare Workers; Alzheimer's

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State Rep. Angie Nixon being sworn into office

State Representative Angie Nixon joined us to discuss her thoughts about how the Orange Crush Festival was handled other issues related to recent policy changes in Florida from the 2021 Legislative Session.

MOSH’s Genesis Campaign

MOSH, which is located on Jacksonville's Southbank, is raising millions of dollars via its Genesis Campaign to build an upgraded new facility on the other side of the St. Johns River on the Northbank. The museum’s CEO, Bruce Fafard, updated us on its progress.

COVID’s Impact on Healthcare Workers

A team of University of North Florida researchers within the Brooks College of Health have published results of a study that looked at how COVID-19 impacted healthcare professionals in Florida. One of those researchers - Kristen Roof, a UNF Nutrition and Dietetics Assistant Professor - joined us with more on the results.

Alzheimer’s Disease Treatment

The FDA recently approved a new drug to treat Alzheimer's disease. It's the first time in decades a new treatment for Alzheimer's has come on the market. But the experimental medication, Aduhelm, has its critics. Dr. Rajul Parikh, a neurologist at Memorial Hospital, joined us with more information.

Heather Schatz can be reached at hschatz@wjct.org or on Twitter at @heatherschatz.