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.
Concealed carry; Talkable Communities; mayoral town hall; Lucero
Florida could become the 26th state to allow people to carry concealed, loaded guns without permits. And the first week of February is National Gun Violence Survivors Week.
Black firefighter lawsuit; Jax Film Festival; surviving on another planet; ‘What’s Good Wednesday’
Jacksonville firefighters lose a lawsuit over how they groom themselves on the job; the 2023 Jacksonville Film Festival; a new MOSH exhibit; and “What’s Good Wednesday.”
Rental housing crisis; World Economic Forum; poet Francis Poole; L.O.V.E. Culture
A new report out this week finds that nearly half of Jacksonville's renters are cost-burdened.
Local reaction to killing of Tyre Nichols; Jax mayoral race; psychedelic drugs; Cathedral Arts Project; sports
The local reaction to the killing of Tyre Nichols; two of the top candidates for Jacksonville mayor accuse each other of being untrustworthy when it comes to JEA; the growth of psychedelic drugs to treat a range of ailments; the Cathedral Arts Project celebrates 30 years; and a sports update.
Media roundtable; PBS’ Samantha Brown visits St. Augustine
A local church faces public backlash after making a controversial move; the City Council targets hate speech; and it’s back to the drawing board for a proposed development on the Southbank.
AP African-American History banned; photographer Doug Eng; City Council candidate Kim Stephens Perry; DONNA Marathon
Outrage is growing over the governor’s move to ban an AP class in African-American studies; local photographer Doug Eng’s upcoming exhibit at the Jessie; a chat with City Council candidate Kim Stephens Perry; and the DONNA Marathon returns.
Great way to stay informed on important local topics
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