20 episodes

Hosted by Melissa Ross, First Coast Connect is an hour-long call-in program that features local newsmakers, civic and community leaders, arts, activities across Jacksonville and Northeast Florida, along with spot news features and a weekly roundtable of local journalists.

First Coast Connect With Melissa Ross WJCT

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    • 4.6 • 25 Ratings

Hosted by Melissa Ross, First Coast Connect is an hour-long call-in program that features local newsmakers, civic and community leaders, arts, activities across Jacksonville and Northeast Florida, along with spot news features and a weekly roundtable of local journalists.

    Dr. Ladapo; Reparations; Philip Bennett Walker; Cultural Council; What's Good Wednesday

    Dr. Ladapo; Reparations; Philip Bennett Walker; Cultural Council; What's Good Wednesday

    Gov. Ron DeSantis announced a new surgeon general for Florida on Tuesday.

    • 53 min
    COVID Vaccines For Kids; Protecting Your Mental Health; EV Rider; Hugo's

    COVID Vaccines For Kids; Protecting Your Mental Health; EV Rider; Hugo's

    COVID-19 vaccine approval for kids under 12 might be approaching soon.

    • 53 min
    City Hall Restrictions; Climate Week; Jacksonville Symphony; Local Sports

    City Hall Restrictions; Climate Week; Jacksonville Symphony; Local Sports

    Protestors demanding the removal of a Confederate monument in Springfield Park tried to take their group into Jacksonville City Hall to meet with Mayor Lenny Curry.

    • 53 min
    Media Roundtable; Introducing 'What’s Health Got To Do With It?'

    Media Roundtable; Introducing 'What’s Health Got To Do With It?'

    Today’s Media Roundtable discussed some of the top stories in the First Coast, including: Florida’s pandemic death toll surpassed 50,000 people on Thursday after a summer surge fueled by the highly contagious delta variant of the virus that causes COVID-19. City Councilman, former mayor and longtime public servant Tommy Hazouri was laid to rest Thursday amid stories about his loyalty to Jacksonville. Hazouri died last Saturday after developing complications from a lung transplant. He was 76

    • 55 min
    Confederate Monuments; Abortion Rights; Welcoming Week; Hunger Action Month

    Confederate Monuments; Abortion Rights; Welcoming Week; Hunger Action Month

    A few dozen activists gathered in front of City Hall ahead of Tuesday’s Jacksonville City Council meeting to remind Mayor Lenny Curry of his promise more than a year ago to remove Confederate monuments in the city.

    • 53 min
    Four Seasons; St. Johns Mask Fight; #FluVaxJax; Acupuncture; What’s Good Wednesday

    Four Seasons; St. Johns Mask Fight; #FluVaxJax; Acupuncture; What’s Good Wednesday

    Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan awaits City Council’s vote on a taxpayer-funded proposal to build a Four Seasons Hotel and Residences as well as an office building at the former Kids Kampus site in Metropolitan Park along the Downtown riverfront.

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

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Keep up the good work

Non-biased, wonderful source of information.
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Uncle Joe 86 ,

First rate

Very informative show usually have both sides of an issue on the show. Well controlled talks with guess

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Very informative

Very interesting and informative. I moved out of the Duval area, but I still download the podcast weekly to keep informed.

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