Generation WOW

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Thursday on First Coast Connect we were joined by Downtown Vision CEO Jake Gordon who discussed their annual report The State of Downtown and the progress made the past few years in redevelopment projects (01:05).  

Tuesday on First Coast Connect, ahead of next week’s She Is Fierce! conference at Everbank Field, we spoke with Jacksonville Jaguars Vice President and chief Legal Officer Megha Parekh (01:21).   

Dr. Douglas Green, specialist with the Jacksonville Hearing and Balance Center spoke about an upcoming seminar at WJCT (24:46).

Upon hearing Justin Timberlake has been invited to perform at halftime during Super Bowl LII we spoke with entertainment critic Joey O’Hern (30:02).  

Generation W founder Donna Orender and executive directive Atiya Abdelmalik told us about next week’s Generation WOW conference at the University of North Florida (46:00).


District 4 Republican Congressional candidate John Rutherford joined the program Wednesday to talk about the issues and his campaign. We also spoke with Sarah Miller, director of the Northeast and East Central regions of the Florida Public Archeology Network, and Emily Jane Murray, public archaeology coordinator, about how climate change is endangering historic archaeological sites in Florida. Generation WOW founder Donna Orender joined us to discuss an upcoming workshop to help help young women, and we celebrated World Pumpkin Day with Forking Amazing Restaurants Executive Pastry Chef Michael Bump.