Flamingo Magazine

  Today on “First Coast Connect,” we spoke with St. Johns Riverkeeper Lisa Rinaman (01:02) about JAXPORT’s newly modified plan to deepen the river’s channel. Retired Captain Matt Tuohy from the Jacksonville Military Veterans Coalition and Pelocity CEO Stephen Pollan (33:04) talked about the company’s program to help veterans find jobs. Flamingo Magazine publisher Jamie Rich (40:31) told us about its summer edition and Kerry Speckman (45:16) let us know what’s going on around town this weekend. 


Monday on “First Coast Connect” we discussed the problem of homelessness among youths in the LBGTQ community with Jacksonville Area Sexual Minority Youth Network executive director Cindy Watson; Dawn Gilman, chief executive officer of Changing Homelessness Inc.; and Kim Sirdevan, president and chief executive officer of the Youth Crisis Center. Flamingo Magazine publisher Jamie Rich told us what we’ll find in the spring edition of the publication and JTC Running president Larry Roberts gave us a preview of Saturday’s 40th edition of the Gate River Run.  


Monday on First Coast Connect we were joined on the phone by BuzzFeed reporter Rosalind Adams about their year-long investigation into Universal Health Services, including in Jacksonville. Flamingo Magazine publisher and editor Jamie Rich told us about the December issue looking into how Florida celebrates winter. The host of new PBS show “Destination Craft” Jim West joined us by phone to talk about the program premiering Tuesday at 1 p.m. on WJCT.


It’s Florida primary election day. We heard from WJCT’s Ryan Benk from a local voting precinct to see how the day was going. Host Melissa Ross spoke with local officials about how Duval County is battling mosquito-borne viruses. We also heard from GlobalJax about their upcoming fundraiser, “Wines of the World,” and the latest issue of Flamingo Magazine features an interview with Jacksonville musician J.J. Grey. We spoke with publisher Jamie Rich.