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Our Friday First Coast Connect Media Roundtable featured WJCT contributor Fred Matthews, Jacksonville Business Journal editor Tim Gibbons, Folio Weekly editor Claire Goforth and WJCT reporter Ryan Benk.

Issues discussed included:

DEA

Monday on First Coast Connect we spoke with Dr. Raymond Pomm about the opioid and heroin epidemics and a report from the Palm Beach Post that asserts the slow approach by Florida lawmakers to passing legislation to combat the problem helped lead to an increase in the epidemic (01:14).

Charlie Rose.com

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).

Chertoff Group

Tuesday on First Coast Connect, ahead of his talk Tuesday evening at the University of North Florida, we spoke with General Michael Hayden, who is a former director of the NSA and CIA (01:24).    

The latest edition of Moveable Feast featured Chriss Brown from 927 Events (25:05).

We heard about Friday’s Environmental Summit at the Florida Coastal School of Law with FCSL professor Eric Hull, Quinton White, Director of the Marine Science Research Institute at Jacksonville University and Kinsley Vassey, President of the Real Property and Environmental Law Society (34:08).

WJCT Music Director David Luckin talked about some of the 89.9 music shows and what’s coming up Tuesday night on Turntable Tuesdays (46:00).

The Florida Legislature is back in Tallahassee this week after ending their regular session three days early. Things fell apart after the House and Senate could not agree on how to get health insurance to the state’s low income residents. The standoff has real consequences for health care in our area, in particular at UF Health Jacksonville. UF Health CEO Russ Armistead joins us with his thoughts about the way forward for health care funding in Florida.

FX

WJCT Music Director David Luckin joined Melissa Ross to talk about his recent television favorites and some new music.

Interscope Records

Electro Lounge host and WJCT Music Director David Luckin joined Melissa Ross with his latest new music picks.

David Luckin

John, Dino & Noel stopped by the Electro Lounge to perform a sample of what they'll be brining to Lillie's Coffee Bar during the Electro Lounge Live broadcast next month.

Reprise Records

WJCT Music Director and Electro Lounge host David Luckin stopped in to First Coast Connect to share some of his favorite records from the last quarter of 2013.

Dennis Ho / Folio Weekly

Electro Lounge is turning 10 years old, and we're ready to celebrate.

This week, NPR's All Songs Considered released the results of polling conducted last year aimed at compiling a definitive list of the top ten most-loved albums of all time. Here's what they came up with:

Top 10 Most-Loved Albums

1. The Beatles: Revolver
2. The Beatles: Abbey Road
3. Otis Redding: Otis Blue
4. Miles Davis: Kind Of Blue
5. Johnny Cash: Live At Folsom Prison
6. The Beatles: Rubber Soul
7. Bob Dylan: Highway 61 Revisited
8. Marvin Gaye: What's Going On
9. Sam Cooke: Portrait Of A Legend
10. The Beatles: The White Album

Earlier this week we posted a poll asking whether you think concerts have gotten too loud, and whether you've started wearing earplugs at shows. After a week of voting, the results are in, and respondents have what seems to be a pretty clear message to clubs and concert venues: Turn it down!

We get a lot of mail at NPR Music, and amid the packages our kids discard in disgust for not including the new Pokemon 3DS games is a slew of smart questions about how music fits into our lives — and, this week, tips on inter-generational bonding over music.

Jake Ibey writes via Facebook: "How do you introduce new music to a parent (mid-50s) who is stuck in late-'70s rock mode?"

Since playing on John Coltrane's first release in 1957, drummer Albert "Tootie" Heath has participated in a number of landmark jazz records. Now 78, the musician is featured in a new trio session with players nearly half his age — pianist Ethan Iverson of The Bad Plus and bassist Ben Street.

Like a piece of gym equipment that always yields a great workout, most musicians have favorite tunes. For saxophonist Ravi Coltrane, "Who Wants Ice Cream" by trumpeter Ralph Alessi has proven especially fertile, drawing him back again and again since he recorded it as part of the album Spirit Fiction.

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