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
Gov. Ron DeSantis announced a new surgeon general for Florida on Tuesday.
COVID Vaccines For Kids; Protecting Your Mental Health; EV Rider; Hugo's
COVID-19 vaccine approval for kids under 12 might be approaching soon.
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.
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
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.
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.
Keep up the good work
Non-biased, wonderful source of information.
Very informative show usually have both sides of an issue on the show. Well controlled talks with guess
Very interesting and informative. I moved out of the Duval area, but I still download the podcast weekly to keep informed.