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Days 4, 5 and 6 of the Jan. 6 committee hearings will be repeated Saturday, July 2, at 10 a.m. on Jax PBS More! (7.4 and Comcast 212).
First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross

Mask Mandates Ruling; Sheriff Candidate Mat Nemeth; ADAPT; Prati Italia

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A group of Florida parents gained another victory in the fight over masks in schools this week. Judge John Cooper in Leon County ruled that it is not a breach of parental rights to enforce mask mandates in public schools and that schools can enforce their mandates immediately while the governor appeals his ruling. 

Guest: Jacksonville attorney Chris Handan expert in Florida constitutional law and the co-author of America, the Owner’s Manual 

Mat Nemeth

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Chief Mat Nemeth is the latest candidate to throw his hat in the ring, joining a growing field running for Jacksonville sheriff in 2023. We spoke to him about his campaign and his long career with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.


ADAPT lead reporter Brendan Rivers spoke with us to talk about why flood insurance for most Floridians will rise.

Prati Italia

Prati Italia, a restaurant at the St. Johns Town Center ,is hosting its first wine dinner in collaboration with two local authors on September 21.

Guests: Authors Kara Joseph and Jeffrey Spear 

Patrick Cantin can be reached at or on Twitter.