Coming Out Monologues

Our Friday Media Roundtable on First Coast Connect featured Florida Times-Union reporter Andrew Pantazi, Jacksonville Business Journal editor Timothy Gibbons, Beaches Leader columnist Jon McGowan and WJCT contributor Fred Matthews.

Topics included

  Today on “First Coast Connect,” we spoke about the dangers of President Trump’s proposal to slash funding for the State Department with former Deputy National Security Advisor Admiral Jonathan Howe, first commander in Afghanistan General “Buster” Hagenbeck and retired diplomat John Caulfield (01:07). Creator Tina Vaughn and cast member Adam Davis (28:50) talked about the upcoming “Coming Out Monologues.” Husband and wife organists Peter and Patricia Dewitt (37:40) told us about the upcoming American Guild of Organists convention coming to Jacksonville and St. Augustine.  

 

Orlando Shooting

Investigators continue their efforts to piece together what led to a shooting rampage Sunday at an Orlando gay nightclub.

The mass shooting is the worst in modern American history, with at least 50 people killed and at least 53 injured.

Twenty-nine-year-old Omar Mateen was killed by police at the Pulse nightclub early Sunday morning after opening fire on clubgoers inside

WMFE reporter Brendan Byrne joins us with the latest from Orlando.

We then hear local reaction from Jimmy Midyette, attorney and member of the Jacksonville Coalition for Equality, Dr. Parvez Ahmed, UNF professor and member of the Jacksonville Human Rights Commission, and Eric Friday, attorney and 2nd Amendment advocate.

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that nationwide subsidies called for in the Affordable Care Act are legal. Before the decision was handed down, we spoke with Florida Coastal School of Law professor Rod Sullivan about the possible impacts of the high court's ruling.


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WJCT Studios is playing host to some community-created local theater that also functions as social activism.