First Coast Connect With Melissa Ross
Weekdays LIVE at 9 a.m.; Rebroadcast at 8 p.m.
First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross is an hour-long call-in program that features local newsmakers, civic and community leaders, artists and people planning a variety of events across Northeast Florida, along with a roundtable of local media personalities and civic leaders each Friday.
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First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross is sponsored in part by Baptist Health and North Florida TPO.
The monthly First Coast Success segment is sponsored in part by First Horizon.
Our Going Green segment, which airs on the third Tuesday of each month, is sponsored by the North Florida Land Trust.
The monthly First Coast Connect Book Club is hosted by WJCT contributor Stacey Goldring.
First Coast Connect with Melissa RossThe mayoral race and several City Council races will be decided in May runoffs; Hug-a-Farmer Spring Market ; and What’s Good Wednesday.
First Coast Connect with Melissa RossJournalist Graeme Wood discusses extremism; women rising at the FBI; the Great St. Johns River Cleanup runs through April 22; the Jumbo Shrimp prepare for a new season.
First Coast Connect with Melissa RossUNF students talk about the elimination of diversity, equity and inclusion programs; the Supreme Court considers student loan forgiveness; Election Day is Tuesday; the inaugural Jacksonville Vegan Chef Challenge is April 1.
First Coast Connect with Melissa RossEarly voting ends Sunday, and Election Day is Tuesday; Duval County Public Schools pushes back against the governor over book bans; a bill that would ban gender-affirming care for minors is making its way through the Florida Legislature; the city approves $50 million in taxpayer funds for a new UF campus;, City Council candidate Rahman Johnson; and a “JME DJ Session.”
First Coast Connect with Melissa RossJacksonville moves ahead with $20 million in taxpayer money on a new UF campus downtown; Jacksonville’s unsung history explored in new podcast; a look at the past and future of the site where the Jacksonville Landing once stood; and what’s going on around town this month.
First Coast Connect with Melissa RossBanning gender-affirming care; catching up with Ulysses Owens Jr.; Generation W; Seeding Jacksonville; What’s Good WednesdayLegislative proposals target transgender people; Ulysses Owens Jr. and his third grammy; the Generation W women's leadership conference; the future of Jacksonville's Arboretum & Botanical Gardens; What's Good Wednesday.
First Coast Connect with Melissa RossAnalysts follow the collapses of Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank; Florida's Democratic Party rebrands; it's Equal Pay Day; the ThinkBold Festival is coming.
First Coast Connect with Melissa RossFlorida Republicans prefer Ron DeSantis over Donald Trump, according to a new University of North Florida poll; a conversation with City Council candidate Joshua Hicks; the 37th annual Celebrity Chefs Tasting and Silent Auction; and a recap of The Players Championship.
First Coast Connect with Melissa RossA look back at the mayoral debate; more drama in the City Council races; Gov. Ron DeSantis says book bans are a “hoax”; and Florida Republicans favor DeSantis over Donald Trump, according to a new poll.
First Coast Connect with Melissa RossJacksonville mayor debate; OneJax parts ways with UNF; Surrogacy; Players Championship