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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.

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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.

    Friday Media Roundtable; Olympic Hopefuls Compete In Jacksonville

    Friday Media Roundtable; Olympic Hopefuls Compete In Jacksonville

    Today’s Media Roundtable was all about COVID-19 on the First Coast. We discussed masks in schools , business’ rights , hospitals' reaching capacity , and the politicization of the virus .

    • 55 min
    COVID Vaccines And The Workplace; 'I Alone Can Fix It'; Screen Time; Bob White

    COVID Vaccines And The Workplace; 'I Alone Can Fix It'; Screen Time; Bob White

    Thursday the Biden Administration is expected to announce new vaccination requirements for federal employees and contractors .

    • 53 min
    Get The Facts Jax; Science is US; Parents Advocate for Universal Masking; Dave Koz

    Get The Facts Jax; Science is US; Parents Advocate for Universal Masking; Dave Koz

    Across the First Coast, ICUs are overwhelmed with patients admitting with COVID-19, a large number of them unvaccinated. This week, the Jacksonville Civic Council (JCC) launched a new campaign called Get the Facts Jax aimed at increasing the city’s vaccination rate.

    • 50 min
    COVID Testing OnThe First Coast

    COVID Testing OnThe First Coast

    Across the First Coast there is a high demand for COVID tests, as people try to find out if they are positive with the rapidly spreading Delta variant of the virus .

    • 23 min
    Masks In Schools; COVID-19 Nurse; Perkins & Will; 'The Sunshine Plate'

    Masks In Schools; COVID-19 Nurse; Perkins & Will; 'The Sunshine Plate'

    COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are continuing to rise in our area , as students are preparing to return to school in a few weeks - without a mask mandate.

    • 52 min
    Friday Media Roundtable; Just Like Me

    Friday Media Roundtable; Just Like Me

    We devoted today’s Media Roundtable to the surge in COVID cases in Northeast Florida and around the state and how local officials and Gov. Ron DeSantis are handling it. The panelists were: David Bauerlein of The Florida Times -Union Journalist Claire Goforth Contributor Charles Griggs Mike Mendenhall of the Jax Daily Record Just Like Me Just Like Me is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a free performance at the Florida Theatre . The organization was founded to help foster children on the

    • 56 min

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4.6 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

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Keep up the good work

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First rate

Very informative show usually have both sides of an issue on the show. Well controlled talks with guess

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