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First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross

Remembering Tommy Hazouri; 'The Telverin Trilogy'; Book Club; Be a Mentor

City Council President-elect Tommy Hazouri is pictured in this 2019 file photo.
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Jacksonville mourns a local political giant as tributes continue to pour in for the late Tommy Hazouri.  

The former mayor and city council member died over the weekend from complications after a lung transplant. Tonight, the City Council will consider a proposal to rename City Council chambers after Hazouri as a tribute to his service. 

Guest:

  • City Councilman and mayoral candidate Matt Carlucci, who is sponsoring the emergency legislation to rename the chambers.
  • Former news anchor, 26.2 with Donna marathon founder and former congressional candidate Donna Deegan

'The Telverin Trilogy'

Jacksonville author A.R.K. Horton has completed her first trilogy. It’s a series of novels giving us an alternative history take on Jacksonville with a twist. She joined us to talk about The Telverin Trilogy.  

Book Club

First Coast Connect Book Club leader Stacy Goldring joined us to share what she’s reading this month and share some suggestions with us.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Month

September is Big Brothers Big Sisters Month, a reminder of the power of mentoring a child or teenager. 

Guest: Sara Alford, CEO at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Florida, who shared how you can get involved.  

Patrick Cantin can be reached at newsteam@wjct.org or on Twitter.