First Coast Connect
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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.
||Clean12/10/2018: Obamacare Dec. 15 Deadline; High School Champions||If you need health insurance for next year, the deadline to enroll in coverage in the Affordable Care Act for 2019 is this Saturday, December 15.||12/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean12/07/2018: Media Roundtable; Supportive Housing Pilot Results||In this week’s First Coast Connect Media Roundtable our panel of journalists looked at:||12/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean12/6/18: Seismic Testing; Art Attack; St. Augustine Makers Fest||--||12/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean12/05/2018: Recreational Marijuana; Elder Sexual Abuse; Art Walk||Now that marijuana is legal in Florida for medical use, the next step for pro-pot activists is legalizing it for recreational use. Tuesday on First Coast Connect we spoke with Shelton Hull , who writes about marijuana issues in Folio Weekly. Nikki Fried||12/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean12/04/18: Jacksonville's Crime Rate; Florida's Forest Ecosystem||Murder and violent crime is on the rise across Duval County despite campaign promises and spending on public safety.||12/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean12/3/2018: John Kerry; New Holiday Music Radio Station||Former Senator and Secretary of State John Kerry joined us on First Coast Connect Monday.||12/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean11/30/2018: Media Roundtable; Light Up The House 5K||JEA has a new CEO but he’s taking the job amid heavy criticism.||11/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean11/29/2018: Voter Suppression; Freed To Run; JJ Grey||A new report from the Center for American Progress (CAP) concludes voter suppression tactics were widespread across the country during the midterm elections.||11/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean11/28/2018: New JEA CEO; Going Green; Toy Drive||The JEA board selected its next CEO Tuesday but the choice of Aaron Zahn comes with controversy.||11/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean11/27/2018: Audrey Gibson; Gingerbread Extravaganza; Moveable Feast||Jacksonville’s own Audrey Gibson is assuming a prominent role in the Florida Legislature. Senate Democrats last week selected Gibson as their leader for the next two legislative sessions. She joined us on Tuesday’s First Coast Connect to take listen||11/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean11/26/2018: Climate Change Report; Holiday Shopping Tips; Buying Local||The government has released a new climate report that says climate change is already causing more frequent and severe weather across the U.S., and the country is poised to suffer massive damage to infrastructure, ecosystems, health and the economy if||11/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean11/21/2018: Trump Remains 'Steadfast' With Saudis; Treating Eating Disorders||Florida activists are weighing in as President Donald Trump says his administration will remain a "steadfast partner" of Saudi Arabia, despite the CIA's assessment that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman personally approved the killing last month of||11/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean11/20/2018: JEA's Future; Ketamine Clinic Opens; Deck The Chairs Returns||A new bill is already moving through the Jacksonville City Council after voters overwhelmingly approved a straw ballot that calls for voters to get a say in any discussions on selling JEA.||11/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean11/19/208: Prison Reform; Downtown's Newest Restaurant||On Monday’s First Coast Connect we looked at prison reform and how faith-based programs have helped some offenders. President Donald Trump has announced his support for a bipartisan prison reform bill, called the FIRST Step Act . The new legislation w||11/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean11/16/2018: Weekly Roundtable; 'To Heaven And Back'||Ron DeSantis emerged from a machine recount Thursday all but certain to become Florida’s next governor while the U.S. Senate and Agriculture Commissioner races moved onto hand recounts .||11/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean11/15/2018: Fla. Recount; Downtown Convention Center; StoryCorps In Jax||Thursday on First Coast Connect we looked at the ongoing twists in Florida’s recount, including the latest turn as a federal judge gives voters until Saturday to fix rejected signature ballots. But that’s already being appealed.||11/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean11/14/2018: Changing Homelessness; Living Shorelines; Squat For Change||Northeast Florida has seen a 27 percent drop in the number of homeless since 2009, according to a recent count that was done in Clay, Duval and Nassau counties.||11/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean11/13/2018: Cure Violence; Moveable Feast; FCC Book Club||Tuesday we looked at the likelihood of curing Jacksonville’s violence issues by treating crime as a public health issue.||11/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean11/12/2018: Florida Recount; Medicare Open Enrollment; Stetson Mansion||Monday on First Coast Connect we had the latest on the Florida recount as several statewide races hang in the balance.||11/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean11/09/2018: Media Roundtable; Ira Glass; Vets 4 Vets||Expected Florida recounts in the U.S. Senate, Governor and Agriculture races dominated Friday’s Media Roundtable discussion on First Coast Connect .||11/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Very interesting and informative. I moved out of the Duval area, but I still download the podcast weekly to keep informed.
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