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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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    • 4.4, 19 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.

    Schools; COVID Vaccine Trial Participant; Downtown Report; What's Good Wednesday

    Schools; COVID Vaccine Trial Participant; Downtown Report; What's Good Wednesday

    A new report from the Jacksonville Public Education Fund (JPEF) looks at the state of our local school buildings.

    • 52 min
    Special Committee On Resiliency; Vote-By-Mail; FCC Book Club; SurfearNEGRA

    Special Committee On Resiliency; Vote-By-Mail; FCC Book Club; SurfearNEGRA

    Concerns about the effects of climate change are especially acute here in Florida.

    • 52 min
    Back To School; Art Republic; MOCA Jacksonville

    Back To School; Art Republic; MOCA Jacksonville

    Schools around the state - including Baker County - are starting to reopen today.

    • 52 min
    Friday Media Roundtable; National Farmers Market Week

    Friday Media Roundtable; National Farmers Market Week

    On Friday’s episode of First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross, our Media Roundtable discussed some of the top stories of Northeast Florida this week, including:

    • 52 min
    #SaveRestaurants; Skills USA Comes To Jax; St. Augustine Distillery; Tax-Free Weekend

    #SaveRestaurants; Skills USA Comes To Jax; St. Augustine Distillery; Tax-Free Weekend

    A new national movement is afoot to save restaurants. #SaveRestaurants seeks to minimize the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the nation’s 500,000 independent restaurants.

    • 52 min
    Renaming Hemming Park; Amazon; Crime & Justice During The Pandemic; Free Tacos

    Renaming Hemming Park; Amazon; Crime & Justice During The Pandemic; Free Tacos

    A move to rename Hemming Park after James Weldon Johnson , the Jacksonville native who composed the famous anthem "Lift Every Voice and Sing," ran into opposition this week . Local veterans organizations made a late-breaking push to rechristen the city's first and oldest park as Veterans Memorial Park.

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 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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