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Those fishing from Florida’s coastlines may soon be barred from the popular practice of using chum to attract sharks near beaches.

On Monday’s First Coast Connect we discussed the problem of sewage overflows in Jacksonville after Hurricane Matthew. More than 11 million gallons of sewage have been discharged around Duval County, and after Hurricane Hermine, 20 million gallons flowed into Tampa Bay. Host Melissa Ross spoke by phone with Alyson Kenward of Climate Central, an independent organization researching climate change. We also spoke with Bill Mefford, the faith outreach specialist for Americans United for the Separation of Church and State, regarding a Monday meeting at the First Coast Freethought Society, and Cole Pepper talked about the Jaguars win over the Chicago Bears plus the weekend’s sports news.   

   

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Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump both presented their economic plans last week, outlining very different ideas for what they'd do to grow jobs if they get elected.

On Monday's First Coast Connect, we talked with two University of North Florida economists about how Trump and Clinton's policies will affect the First Coast.

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Germany is celebrating it's first World Cup championship since their 1990 win over Argentina, the same team they beat in Sunday's final. Cole Pepper has a breakdown of the game and more in is weekly sports wrap.

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The World Cup is down to four teams, and despite the U.S. not being among them soccer is getting a boost in popularity across the country. Cole Pepper has the latest in his First Coast Connect weekly sports wrap.

Jacksonville Jaguars

The Jacksonville Jaguars, Suns, Sharks, Armada, the U.S. men's national soccer team, and powerboat racing are all making waves this week. Cole Pepper told us all about it in his weekly sports wrap.

Jacksonville Jaguars

There was a record turnout this weekend at the Jacksonville Jaguars' rookie minicamp. Cole Pepper has the latest on the Jags, Sharks, Suns and Armada in his weekly sports wrap.

Jacksonville Jaguars

Cole Pepper joined Melissa Ross with news on the upcoming NFL Draft, Jameis Winston, college sports, and a "mötley" new executive joining the Sharks "crüe" in his regular weekly sports wrap.

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The sports world is still buzzing about the racist statements made by Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling. Cole Pepper gave his take on the story and discussed the week in local sports.

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From marathons to barbeque, Cole Pepper discussed the events of the week in his regular sports wrap up.

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It's March, and sports fans know what follows can only be madness. Cole Pepper took a look ahead at the tourney and gave an update on the Jaguars recent off-season moves in his weekly sports wrap.

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As the Jacksonville Sharks begin their season, the Jaguars are weighing the options as some key offensive players are about to become free agents. Cole Pepper gave us the scoop in his weekly sports wrap.