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.
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.
Remembering Tommy Hazouri; 'The Telverin Trilogy'; Book Club; Be a Mentor
Jacksonville mourns a local political giant as tributes continue to pour in for the late Tommy Hazouri.
Media Roundtable; Remembering 9/11 20 Years Later
Today’s Media Roundtable discussed some of the top stories in the First Coast, including: Thursday, President Biden announced a new plan to combat COVID-19. All federal workers must receive the COVID vaccine, and all private companies with more than 100 employees must either vaccinate their workforce or conduct weekly tests. Biden took a direct shot at Gov. Ron DeSantis, saying his administration is ready to support school districts that have suffered financial losses for implementing student
Mask Mandates Ruling; Sheriff Candidate Mat Nemeth; ADAPT; Prati Italia
A group of Florida parents gained another victory in the fight over masks in schools this week. Judge John Cooper in Leon County ruled that it is not a breach of parental rights to enforce mask mandates in public schools and that schools can enforce their mandates immediately while the governor appeals his ruling.
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.