20 episodes

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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    • 4.5 • 33 Ratings

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 Week in Review

    First Coast Week in Review

    Wrap up your week with a recap of First Coast news — from recognition of survivors in "Just Another Bombing" to the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp's ballpark upgrade, Mayor Donna Deegan's announcement of an African American Advisory Board, and updates on legislative bills.

    • 56 min
    A Black history curriculum created by students

    A Black history curriculum created by students

    Today we explore a captivating student-crafted curriculum in Duval County that reveals lesser-known stories of Black history. Also, Sheriff Robert Hardwick of St. Johns County emphasizes the crucial role of crossing guards in ensuring children's safety to and from school. And join Atypical Arts for a night of musical magic with Morley, Chris Bruce and cellist Dave Eggar at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Riverside.

    • 53 min
    A threat to the Okefenokee Swamp

    A threat to the Okefenokee Swamp

    Today's show explores the vital Okefenokee Swamp, which faces threats from a proposed strip mine. Then, we talk with the Alhambra Theater's cast for "Oklahoma." And car enthusiasts: Don't miss Dan Scanlan's preview of the Concours d' Elegance. Finally, Eddie Whistler gives a celestial sneak peek, emphasizing the Orion constellation.

    • 53 min
    Fallout from the embryos ruling in Alabama

    Fallout from the embryos ruling in Alabama

    Today we explore how Florida is affected by a court ruling in Alabama that deemed frozen embryos to be human beings. Plus, we discuss the reconsideration of death penalty cases after changes in Florida law.

    • 53 min
    A protest to save bears

    A protest to save bears

    Adam Sugalski is a key player in a protest against the "Self Defense Act," a Florida legislative proposal that would allow people to kill bears to protect themselves.

    • 53 min
    First Coast Week in Review

    First Coast Week in Review

    Today, we discuss the biggest headlines of the week with a panel of media representatives. They we preview Carolina Rose's performance at Winterland with JME contributor Hurley Winkler.

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

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Great way to stay informed on important local topics

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