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A Jacksonville man says he’s been wrongly accused of “astroturfing” nationwide protests against government efforts to stop the spread of coronavirus — an assumption that’s led to threats against him, his wife, and their Railyard District salvage business, Eco Relics. 

Business Brief: Want To Own A Piece Of The Jacksonville Landing? Here’s How

Sep 6, 2019
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When Eco Relics founders and owners Annie and Michael Murphy heard the city would demolish The Jacksonville Landing, Annie immediately picked up the phone.

“I made a lot of phone calls. It turns out the demolition company heard about us from one of our customers. They said we are 'a cool company,'” she said.

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Monday on First Coast Connect we heard about this week’s events to commemorate World Aids Day with Justin Bell and Dr. Max Wilson with the North Florida Chapter of the NAMES Project Foundation (01:11).

This month’s First Coast Success featured Eco Relics founders Michael and Annie Murphy (23:17).        

We spoke with Dr. Rana Alissa, Director of the Newborn Nursery at UF Health on getting more young mothers to breastfeed (30:14).

Certified Weight Loss and Life Coach Valerie Benton talked about ways to prevent stress eating during the holidays (39:51).

Cole Pepper joined us to talk about the Jaguars loss to Arizona and the weekend’s college football results (46:00).   


  Today on “First Coast Connect,” we took a look at Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry’s proposed budget with Nate Monroe from the Florida Times-Union, Claire Goforth, editor of Folio Weekly, and A.G. Gancarski (01:03) from Florida Politics. Dr. Shahriar Nabizadeh (22:19) told us what he believes ails the health care system as Washington lawmakers continue to debate repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act. We heard about this weekend’s celebrity basketball game to help homeless students from Florida Blue’s Darnell Smith (38:39). Eco Relics co-founder Annie Murphy, Jenni Edwards with Norsk Tiny Houses and Sarah Boren (45:23), director of policy and programs with U.S. Green Building Council of Florida, talked about the first LEED-certified tiny home being built in Jacksonville. 

    

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Reuse, recycle, repurpose. That's what Anne and Michael Murphy, the owners of Eco Relics, are striving for.