DeSantis speaking and using his hands, Casey DeSantis looking over at him, and a sign reading off social distancing rules behind them while they sit at a table.
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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday said he is creating a special committee to look into how families can meet face to face with their loved ones at assisted living facilities. 

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As with any other older adults, LGBT seniors face the typical challenges of aging, but because of their sexual orientation or gender identity, they are at a higher risk for abuse, isolation, discrimination and exploitation.

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Monday on First Coast Connect we spoke with author and political scientist Ian Bremmer about globalism and his latest book US VS THEM: The Failure of Globalism (01:07).

Tuesday on First Coast Connect, heard about the upcoming Safer Streets Summit with North Florida Transportation Planning Organization CEO Jeff Sheffield (01:07).     

The latest segment of “Moveable Feast” featured St. Augustine’s Smokin D’s BBQ (27:45).   

Jen DeVore Richter, the author and co-founder of Rock My Image talked about the three major mistakes to avoid if you decide to start your own business (35:19).

ElderSource Executive Director Linda Levin told us about what the organization is doing to help seniors affected by Hurricane Irma and the rescheduled Grandparent’s’ Day in Jacksonville (44:00). 

Today on “First Coast Connect,” we marked the one-year anniversary of the Pulse nightclub shooting with director of the University of North Florida LGBT Resource Center Kaitlin Legg and Brendan Byrne (01:04), reporter for WMFE in Orlando. We heard how to be financially ready for hurricane season with Gerri Sexsion (22:24), president and CEO of Jax Federal Credit Union. We talked about June being Elder Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month with Eldersource Institute Executive Director Linda Levin and director of Business Innovation Heidi Katz (29:56). Cole Pepper (43:51) brought us the latest sports news.  


Media Roundtable Week In Review

We discuss the week's biggest news stories with our roundtable of local journalists: Fred Matthews, Examiner blogger; Larry Hannan, Florida Times-Union reporter; A.G. Gancarski, Florida Politics writer; and WJCT News analyst John Burr.

Topics include Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry's warning of a property tax increase if voters don't approve his sales tax referendum to help pay off the city's pension obligations, Governor Rick Scott calling on President Barack Obama to fund preventative measures against the Zika virus in Florid, and more.

We speak with Brent Klavon, Program Manager with the Jacksonville-based company Aviation Systems Engineering, about the commercial applications and regulations for unmanned aviation vehicles, commonly known as drones. The Federal Aviation Administration recently granted the company an exemption to use drones for commercial and industrial purposes.


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From Weezer to the World Cup, there are plenty of options for your entertainment this weekend on the First Coast.