First Coast Connect With Melissa Ross

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A CNN analysis of data from 14 states found vaccine coverage is twice as high among whites on average than it is among Black and Latinos. 

Protesters marched in support of Black Lives in this file photo.
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In Jacksonville, there have been real efforts this year to address long-standing racial inequities in the city.

Jacksonville City Council President Scott Wilson
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Jacksonville City Council committee meetings have been canceled through next week due to Councilman Scott Wilson’s COVID-19 diagnosis, and that means the timeline considering Jaguars owner Shad Khan’s proposed Lot J project has been pushed back.

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Fletcher High School and Douglas Anderson School of the Arts will remain closed thru at least next week, due to outbreaks of COVID-19. Officials from the Duval County Public School (DCPS) board said it had no choice but to shift these schools to virtual learning because of the percentage of positive cases.

Early voting sign
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More than 19,000 early votes had already been cast in Duval County by 3 p.m. Monday – and that’s on top of the more than 77,000 who have already voted by mail.

Early voters wait in line Monday at the Regency Branch of the Jacksonville Public Library.
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Vice presidential Democratic nominee Kamala Harris will be campaigning in Jacksonville this evening, as Florida kicks off the first day of early voting.

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On Friday’s episode of First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross, the Media Roundtable discussed the coronavirus stories impacting Northeast Florida. 

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Dr. Greg Poland, an infectious disease expert with the Mayo Clinic, joined us to discuss the latest on COVID-19. 

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On Friday’s First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross Friday Media Roundtable we discussed how COVID-19 continues to impact Florida.

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In an effort to help expedite relief funds for the food and beverage industry, which has been devastated by the coronavirus crisis, a locally-led coalition of more than 115 industry owner/operators has sent a letter to Gov. Ron DeSantis urging him to provide immediate support.

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On Friday's First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross Media Roundtable we discussed the latest Coronavirus news:

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Dr. Joseph Sirven, a neurologist at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, which will have a COVID-19 test that was developed at the hospital’s Rochester Campus available in April, joined us to take a look at all of the latest coronavirus news.

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On Friday's First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross Media Roundtable, Claire Goforth guest-hosted. This week we discussed how the First Coast is being impacted and is preparing for the coronavirus. We also had The Man in Overalls with some tips on growing and harvesting tomatoes.

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Friday's First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross Media Roundtable discussed the top stories of the week, including:

Our guests were:

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Friday’s First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross Media Roundtable discussed the top stories of the week, including:

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Friday’s First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross Media Roundtable discussed the top stories of the week, including:

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Friday’s First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross Media Roundtable discussed a few of the top stories of the week, including:

  • The continued investigations into JEA
  • Politically motivated violence
  • JAXPORT gets a big shot of federal funding

 Our guests were:

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Friday’s First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross Media Roundtable discussed a few of the top stories of the week, including:

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Friday’s First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross Media Roundtable discussed a few of the top stories of the week, including:

Friday Media Roundtable; Wine & Trucks Festival

Jan 17, 2020
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Friday's First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross Media Roundtable examined some of the top stories of the week, including:

JEA's Downtown Jacksonville headquarters building is pictured.
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Friday's First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross featured some of the top stories of the week, including:

Melissa Ross and Congressman Al Lawson
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As the impeachment investigation moves forward against President Donald Trump, a federal court ruled Monday that former White House counsel Don McGahn must comply with a House subpoena and testify before a congressional committee. 

Media members chatting in the Green Room.
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