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.
Yearbook Controversy; Rick Steves; Florida Hospitality Industry Jobs; Soft Day Florals
The recent yearbook fiasco in St. Johns County has drawn national attention, even from the feds.
Orange Crush; St. Johns County Pride Month Lawsuit; Volunteers in Medicine
This weekend's upcoming Orange Crush Festival is generating some controversy among the Beaches community.
Moderna Vaccine Trials For Kids; IKEA Going Green; World Elder Abuse Day; Cloverleaf
UF Health Jacksonville has begun COVID-19 vaccine trials for children under two .
Nikki Fried; World Blood Donor Day; JASMYN; 'The Butterfly Bruises'
Agricultural Commissioner and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Nikki Fried joined us to discuss her campaign, during which she has been highly critical of Gov. Ron DeSantis .
Friday Media Roundtable; Jax Riverfront
On today's Friday Media Roundtable we covered these stories from the First Coast: Gov. Ron DeSantis banned critical race theory from being taught in public schools The LGBT Pride Month lights returned to the Acosta Bridge a day after the state ordered them shut off Jacksonville Beach bakery Cinotti's apologized for anti-LGBTQ social media posts Today's panelists were: Kelly Wiley of News4Jax A.G. Gancarski of Florida Politics Mike Mendenhall of the Jax Daily Record Katherine Lewin of The Florida
Acosta Bridge Lights Controversy; Critical Race Theory; Skateboard World Championship; JME
The Acosta Bridge rainbow lights display is back for Pride month after a controversy over the LED lighting system being temporarily changed to the color blue.
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.