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First Coast Connect

Addressing physician shortages


On today’s First Coast Connect, we examine the increased demand for both primary care doctors and subspecialty physicians. We talk with a recent med school graduate about the growing need in communities with health disparities.


Then, we explore the cultural significance of the indigenous Filipino tattooing practice ahead of the Batok exhibition this Saturday.


  • Grace Bio, Filipino American graphic designer illustrator and muralist.
  • CJ Bautista, Jacksonville visual artist and photographer.

And Yaya Cardona of Cre8jax joins us with this week’s lineup of local arts and cultural events, including Memorial Day events and the Jazz Festival.

Plus, Dave Eggar and his band Bristol Lightning stop by to discuss their upcoming performance at Friday Musicale.

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Stacey Bennett is the producer of "First Coast Connect" and "What's Health Got to Do With It?" She is a Jacksonville-based singer-songwriter who performs under the nom de plume Folk is People. Stacey holds bachelor's degrees in both political science and psychology from the University of North Florida and a master's in business administration from Saint Leo University.