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.
||Clean11/21/2018: Trump Remains 'Steadfast' With Saudis; Treating Eating Disorders||Florida activists are weighing 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|
||Clean11/08/2018: Florida Recounts; Turning War Into Poetry||On Thursday’s First Coast Connect we looked at the looming Florida recounts in the races for Senator and Agriculture Commissioner. Since the show aired, the numbers have tightened in the race for Florida Governor, making a recount likely in that conte||11/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean11/07/2018: Election Wrap; Celebration Of Valor; Obesity & The Millitary||It was a Republican sweep in Florida Tuesday night as the GOP kept the governor’s mansion and apparently unseated Democratic Senator Bill Nelson with that race headed for a likely recoun t.||11/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean11/06/2018: Election Day; Cochlear Implant; Jam Session||On the Election Day edition of First Coast Connect we did a roundup of political news and looked at voting rights.||11/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean11/05/2018: Midterm Elections, Body Cameras, Amy Ray||Andrew Gillum and Bill Nelson hold seven-point leads over their challengers in a new Quinnipiac University poll out Monday - and while early voting has been strong this year there are still plenty of votes yet to be cast. They also hold four-point leads||11/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean11/2/2018: Media Roundtable; Springfield Porchfest; Fall Food News||First Coast Connect was broadcast live from Uptown Kitchen on Main Street in Springfield.||11/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean11/1/2018: School Board Races; Politics And The Arts||On Thursday’s First Coast Connect we looked at the races to fill open Duval County School Board seats and teacher pay.||11/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean10/31/2018: Breaking Down The Ballot; Going Green; TEDx FSCJ||Florida voters are facing the longest ballot in decades.||10/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean10/30/2018: Matt Caldwell; Latest UNF Poll; 'End Of Policing'||Matt Caldwell With just one week to go until the November midterm election, voters in Florida are turning out already to early vote, and many are motivated by the races at the top of the ticket, for governor and senator. But there are some other importa||10/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean10/29/2018: The Temple Vigil; JEA Straw Ballot; Oakleaf Carnival||A Jacksonville vigil is set for Monday evening to mourn and reflect after Saturday’s massacre of 11 people in a Pittsburgh synagogue .||10/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean10/26/18: Gubernatorial Race; 1776 Musical; Duval Dishes||On Friday’s First Coast Connect, politics dominated our Weekly Roundtable discussion, especially the gubernatorial race with Vice President Mike Pence campaigning in Jacksonville for GOP nominee Ron DeSantis following Wednesday’s debate with Democra||10/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean10/25/18: Gubernatorial Debate; Local Doctor Advances Trauma Treatment||Things got ugly fast at Wednesday night’s gubernatorial debate between Republican Ron DeSantis and Democrat Andrew Gillum.||10/25/2018||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