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ADAPT Florida; Thrive; The Future Of Live Music; Local Sports

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Tuesday, the military and local elected officials will join together for a special ADAPT Florida event that will address how climate change could potentially harm national security.

The panel discussion includes a conversation with Lieutenant General John Castellaw USMC (Ret.), Jacksonville City Councilwoman Randy DeFoor and retired U.S. Navy Captain Aaron Bowman, who is a current Jacksonville City Councilman.

The discussion will focus on progress made in Jacksonville on resilience, what the future holds, and why combating climate change in the greater Jacksonville area is imperative for America’s national security. The free event is open to the public and will also be livestreamed. More information is available here.

Lieutenant General Castellaw and WJCT ADAPT reporterBrendan Riversjoined us with more.


The Women’s Center of Jacksonville(WCJ) hosts a virtual event Tuesday morning called Thrive!, which aims to help survivors of sexual assault survive and thrive. 

State Attorney Melissa Nelson and WCJ executive director Teresa Miles gave us a preview of the annual event.

The Future Of Live Music

The live music industry has been hit hard by the pandemic. Many venues hoped that the vaccine would offer a return to normalcy, but due toGov. Ron DeSantis’ ban on vaccine passports and the Delta variant surge, the future of live music remains uncertain.

Matt Shaw of the Jacksonville Music Experience told us more.

Local Sports

First Coast Connect’s show directorJosh Torres gave us a rundown of the latest news in local sports.

First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross Associate Producer Katherine Hobbs can be reached at or on Twitter at @KatherineGHobbs.

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Katherine Hobbs was Associate Producer of talk shows at WJCT until 2022.