After months of speculation about whether she’d run, At-Large City Councilwoman and past Council President Anna Lopez Brosche entered Jacksonville’s Mayoral race to challenge incumbent Mayor Lenny Curry - a fellow Republican – on Friday. At her campaign kickoff event, Brosche called for more transparency in city government, a stronger focus on public safety and an end to what she says is bullying and cronyism at City Hall. Councilwoman Brosche joined us to explain why.
Editor's Note: WJCT News has also extended an invitation to Mayor Lenny Curry to appear on First Coast Connect With Melissa Ross.
PBS’s The Swamp
Florida takes center stage in The Swamp, a new episode of PBS’s American Experience devoted to the Florida Everglades. It premieres on Tuesday, January 15, 2019, at 9:00 p.m. on WJCT-TV 7.1 and Comcast 8 & 440. Leslie Poole, an Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies at Rollins College who appears in the documentary, joined us with a preview.
Related: Watch The Swamp trailer
The conference championship games are now set in the NFL playoffs. Cole Pepper joined us with a look at what we can expect when the New England Patriots play the Kansas City Chiefs and the New Orleans Saints play the Los Angeles Rams.