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The rock that saved St. Augustine

Coquina formations at Washington Oaks State Park.
Coquina formations at Washington Oaks State Park.

On today's First Coast Connect, we dig into the hardcore history of "the rock that saved St. Augustine." We welcome First Coast News anchor and hobbyist historian Jessica Clark and Chris Leverett with the National Park Service to discuss how coquina lay the foundation for the Ancient City.

We also speak with local faith leaders with ICARE ahead of their news conference Monday at the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, where sought to speak with Jacksonville Sheriff T.K. Waters about violence in the community.


  • Geneva Pittman, St. Paul AME Church and ICARE member.
  • The Rev. Adam Gray, Riverside Church and ICARE member.

Finally, we talk to organizers and participants of the 12th annual Jacksonville Science Festival.

  • Tia Unthank, Community Engagement Coordinator.
  • Erin Searcy Clifford, middle School teacher.
  • Lilith Vaughn, seventh grade student.
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Anne Schindler joined WJCT News 89.9 as host of First Coast Connect in October 2023, after nearly three decades in Jacksonville print and television. Anne has worked in the Jacksonville media market since 1995, first as a reporter for the original Folio Weekly, then as the publication’s editor-in-chief from 2002 until her departure. In 2012, Anne transitioned to television as executive producer of special projects for First Coast News, Northeast Florida’s NBC and ABC affiliates. You can reach Anne at <a href=""></a>.