First Coast Connect With Melissa Ross
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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.
||Clean03/22/19: Media Roundtable Looks At Election Results; First Coast Opera's New Season||On the Friday Media Roundtable, journalists analyzed the results of Tuesday’s city elections along with The Jacksonville Landing’s expected date with a wrecking ball and other news making headlines this week.||3/22/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean3/21/19: TakeEmDownJax; Emmett Tatter; MOSH Expansion; GastroFest; The Specktator||Activists from around the country are coming to town this Saturday for the TakeEmDownJax rally .||3/21/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean3/20/19: Election Recap; "The Burn Zone"; Generation W||Incumbent Mayor Lenny Curry easily fought off challengers , including outgoing Councilwoman Anna Brosche, in Tuesday’s election.||3/20/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean3/19/19: Election Day; Allman Brothers Landmark; St. Augustine Lions Seafood Festival||For the first time since regaining the right to vote after Amendment 4 was passed last November, Jacksonville’s returning citizens have the opportunity to make their voices heard in Tuesday’s mayoral election, the race for sheriff, City Council race||3/19/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean3/18/19: College Admissions Scandal; Craft Distilling; Cole Pepper||A wide-ranging college admissions cheating and bribery scandal recently rocked the higher education world. We explored its potential ramifications here in Northeast Florida with John Delaney , Former Jacksonville Mayor and President Emeritus of the||3/18/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean3/15/19: Friday Media Roundtable; The Rippingtons||For this week’s First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross Media Roundtable, our panel of journalists looked at some of the biggest stories of the week, including: Tuesday’s upcoming elections . Development and demolition work around town. The Jaguars ne||3/15/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean3/14/19: Omega Allen; Dentist Shortage; "A Closer Look at Gender and Legacy"||Mayoral candidate Omega Allen , who is running with no party affiliation, spoke about her plans for Jacksonville and answered listener's questions before the March 19 election. Related: WJCT Voter’s Guide Dentist Shortage The Floridians for Access||3/14/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean3/13/19: Anna Brosche; Solar Thermal; Mental Health Awareness||With less than a week to go before election day, candidates in Duval County are making their final push to sway voters.||3/13/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean3/12/19: Jimmy Hill; Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month; Moveable Feast; Book Club||Mayoral Candidate Jimmy Hill joined us to discuss his plans for Jacksonville and what he plans to do in the days leading up to the March 19 election to earn voters' support.||3/12/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean3/11/19: Seth Owen's Story; Women Veterans Recognition; The Players||A Florida teen is paying it forward and giving back in big ways . Seth Owen’s story was widely shared when his biology teacher raised $140,000 for his college education on GoFundMe and he was later presented with a $25,000 check on Ellen DeGeneres' TV||3/11/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean3/8/19: Friday Media Roundtable; Concours d’Elegance||For this week’s First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross Media Roundtable, our panel of journalists looked at some of the biggest stories of the week, including:||3/8/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean3/7/19: Mayoral Race; Sharon Siegel-Cohen; JWLF; Emmet Cahill, The Specktator||The four candidates running for Jacksonville mayor appeared together on television Wednesday night in a debate. The debate featured Anna Brosche and Lenny Curry , Jimmy Hill and NPA candidate Omega Allen who debated everything from crime to public safet||3/7/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean3/6/19: Younger Stroke Victims; Yellow House Exhibit; 'I Gave Up Men for Lent'||The news that the 52-year-old Actor Luke Perry died Monday of a massive stroke affected millions of Americans. They were stunned someone still seemingly so healthy and vibrant could suddenly be gone.||3/6/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean3/5/19: State Legislature; Duval Elections; Financial Literacy; Grow Your Groceries||The state Legislature kicks off its session today in Tallahassee, with everything from spending on education and the environment to smoking medical marijuana on the table for debate.||3/5/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean3/4/19: Teachers' Day of Action; Empathy Rally; The PLAYERS Championship; Cole Pepper||More than 3,500 teachers and education staff professionals were expected to participate in rallies, sign waving, informational pickets and other activities throughout the state on Monday, including in Northeast Florida, for a " Day of Action ." Their||3/4/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean3/1/19: Friday Media Roundatble; Home and Patio Show||For this week’s First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross Media Roundtable, our panel of journalists looked at some of the biggest stories of the week, including: Another is teen killed in the city as politicians draw closer to the March 19 election .||3/1/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean02/28/19: Tony Cummings; Life Coach; BABS'LAB||The city’s grim parade of gun violence and homicides has become an election issue this season, with both challengers to Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry and Sheriff Mike Williams calling for change.||2/28/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2/27/19: Human Trafficking; Boston Marathon Hero; The Amp||The recent arrest of New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft in South Florida has thrown a spotlight on human trafficking in the state. Kraft was busted paying for sex acts at a spa, and two other prominent financiers were also implicated in the||2/27/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2/26/19: Mayoral Ad Wars; Moveable Feast; America Saves Week; Therapy Animals||Daniel Cronrath , Professor of Political Science at FSCJ, joined us for a closer look at the ad wars – and other issues – in Jacksonville’s mayoral race, which is less than a month away.||2/26/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2/25/19: Adaptive Reuse; Inclusive Museums; First Coast Success; Cole Pepper||Supporters of what’s known as “adaptive reuse” say the city is acting recklessly by demolishing buildings without a plan for what will go in their place. A petition drive is now underway to keep the Jacksonville Landing in place and repurpose it i||2/25/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
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
Very interesting and informative. I moved out of the Duval area, but I still download the podcast weekly to keep informed.