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.

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    • Sep 22, 2022 LATEST EPISODE
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    Rising JEA bills; Taverna Oceana; cord blood donations; new from Manifest Distilling

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 53:04


    Rising JEA bills; Taverna Oceana; cord blood donations; new from Manifest Distilling

    Proposed Jacksonville panhandling law; teen mental health crisis; USS Orleck museum; What's good Wednesday

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 53:05


    Proposed Jacksonville panhandling law; teen mental health crisis; USS Orleck museum; What's good Wednesday

    Andrew Warren sues Gov. Ron DeSantis; Emergency State of Florida advertisement; 100 Percent Club initiative; “Florida! A Hyper-local Guide to the Flora, Fauna, and Fantasy of the Most Far-out State in America”

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 53:05


    Andrew Warren sues Gov. Ron DeSantis; Emergency State of Florida advertisement; 100 Percent Club initiative; “Florida! A Hyper-local Guide to the Flora, Fauna, and Fantasy of the Most Far-out State in America”

    Amended complaint filed to remove Confederate monuments; 'The U.S. and the Holocaust'; Hispanic Heritage Month; local sports

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 52:56


    Amended complaint filed to remove Confederate monuments; “The U.S. and the Holocaust”; Hispanic Heritage Month; Local sports

    Media Roundtable; new Florida Chamber Music Project; JME DJ Sessions

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 56:05


    Media Roundtable; new Florida Chamber Music Project; JME DJ Sessions

    Republicans against student loan forgiveness; TEDxJacksonville; refugee benefit concert

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 53:00


    Republicans against student loan forgiveness; TEDxJacksonville; refugee benefit concert

    Sex Education in Duval County Public Schools; lawsuit challenges Florida's new congressional map; 'Deborah Roberts: I'm' art exhibit; What's good Wednesday

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 53:04


    Sex Education in Duval County Public Schools; lawsuit challenges Florida's new congressional map; 'Deborah Roberts: I'm' art exhibit; What's good Wednesday

    Redistricting lawsuit; Van Gogh show; hunger in Northeast Florida; power of pink

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 53:06


    Redistricting lawsuit; Van Gogh show; hunger in Northeast Florida; power of pink

    Florida Power and Light investigation continues; Beaches Go Green; "Art in Public Places" program; local sports

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 53:05


    Florida Power and Light investigation continues; Beaches Go Green; "Art in Public Places" program; local sports

    Media Roundtable; 'Hello, Goodbye'; Jewish High Holidays; Nathan Kalish

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 56:04


    Media Roundtable; "Hello, Goodbye"; Jewish High Holidays; Nathan Kalish

    Jacksonville development; "Saving Freud"; Camden Spaceport; The Move

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 53:05


    Jacksonville development; "Saving Freud"; Camden Spaceport; The Move

    Charlie Crist comes to Jacksonville; 'FRONTLINE: Lies, Politics and Democracy'; Dolly Llama; What's good Wednesday

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 53:05


    Charlie Crist comes to Jacksonville; 'FRONTLINE: Lies, Politics and Democracy'; Dolly Llama; What's good Wednesday

    Withintrification; National Read a Book Day; Frisch Family Holocaust Memorial Gallery; Florida-friendly landscaping

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 53:04


    Withintrification; National Read a Book Day; Frisch Family Holocaust Memorial Gallery; Florida-friendly landscaping

    Media Roundtable; 904 Day

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022 56:02


    Media Roundtable; 904 Day

    Jacksonville consumer trends; VyStar; bird safety; 904 Day

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 53:05


    Jacksonville consumer trends; VyStar; bird safety; 904 Day

    USL comes to Jacksonville; Cade Prize; Dolphin research program; What's good Wednesday

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2022 53:05


    USL comes to Jacksonville; Cade Prize; Dolphin research program; What's good Wednesday

    Abortion access in Florida; First Coast Success; International Overdose Awareness Day; Mixed Fillings

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2022 53:05


    Abortion access in Florida; First Coast Success; International Overdose Awareness Day; Mixed Fillings

    Charlie Crist announces running mate; Artemis 1; 55th anniversary of Jacksonville consolidation; Local sports

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2022 53:04


    Charlie Crist announces running mate; Artemis 1; 55th anniversary of Jacksonville consolidation; Local sports

    Media roundtable; JME DJ Sessions

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2022 56:03


    Media roundtable; JME DJ Sessions

    President Biden forgives student debt; Jacksonville riverfront; India Independence Day; The Donna Foundation

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2022 53:04


    President Biden forgives student debt; Jacksonville riverfront; India Independence Day; The Donna Foundation

    Election results; Ukrainian Independence Day; A Woman's Choice abortion protest; What's good Wednesday

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2022 53:05


    Election results; Ukrainian Independence Day; A Woman's Choice abortion protest; What's good Wednesday

    Book banning; Jacksonville Civil Rights Conference; protecting against hacking; WeaveTales

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2022 53:04


    Book banning; Jacksonville Civil Rights Conference; protecting against hacking; WeaveTales

    Gov. DeSantis suspends state prosecutor; RAISE Grant; Wayne Clark; THRIVE! Breakfast; local sports

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2022 52:56


    Gov. DeSantis suspends state prosecutor; RAISE Grant; Wayne Clark; THRIVE! Breakfast; local sports

    Media roundtable; Bab's Lab

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 56:05


    Media roundtable; Bab's Lab

    Moms for Liberty; 'My Big Fake Wedding'; best Jax events

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2022 53:02


    Moms for Liberty; 'My Big Fake Wedding'; best Jax events

    Moez Limayem takes the helm at UNF; early voting polls; MacKenzie Scott's gift to Junior Achievement; What's good Wednesday

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2022 53:04


    Moez Limayem takes the helm at UNF; early voting polls; MacKenzie Scott's gift to Junior Achievement; What's good Wednesday

    Jacksonville sheriff's candidates; Melanie Patz, River Rising

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2022 53:03


    Jacksonville sheriff's candidates; Melanie Patz, River Rising

    Ballot initiative to legalize recreational marijuana; improving social determinants of health; Family Links; local sports

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022 53:01


    Ballot initiative to legalize recreational marijuana; improving social determinants of health; Family Links; local sports

    Teacher pay; Geranium; JME DJ Sessions

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 55:52


    Teacher pay; Geranium; JME DJ Sessions

    Duval County school district elections; climate change; electric vehicles; WJCT Jazz Series

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 53:04


    Duval County school district elections; climate change; electric vehicles; WJCT Jazz Series

    Politicians respond to FBI search of Trump's Mar-a-Lago home; teacher shortage; JU College of Law; What's good Wednesday

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 52:59


    Politicians respond to FBI search of Trump's Mar-a-Lago home; teacher shortage; JU College of Law; What's good Wednesday

    The effects of Dobbs v. Jackson in Florida; teens and screen time; Ahmaud Arbery murder trial; National Farmers Market Week

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 53:05


    The effects of Dobbs v. Jackson in Florida; teens and screen time; Ahmaud Arbery murder trial; National Farmers Market Week

    “One Mill” tax; Camp Lejeune; Cultural Trail; Local Sports

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 53:03


    “One Mill” tax; Camp Lejeune; Cultural Trail; Local Sports

    Media roundtable; Jax Next 100

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 56:04


    Media roundtable; Jax Next 100

    Ben Frazier travels to the United Nations; Compost Jax; Jacksonville NAACP; The Move

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 53:05


    Ben Frazier travels to the United Nations; Compost Jax; Jacksonville NAACP; The Move

    Sean Shaw endorses Charlie Crist; Jacksonville's supply chain issues; Cathedral Arts Project supports tax millage; LOL Jax Film Festival

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 53:04


    Sean Shaw endorses Charlie Crist; Jacksonville's supply chain issues; Cathedral Arts Project supports tax millage; LOL Jax Film Festival

    Bakari Sellers endorses Nikki Fried; obesity as a national security threat; monarch butterfly; local sports

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 53:05


    Bakari Sellers endorses Nikki Fried; obesity as a national security threat; monarch butterfly; local sports

    Media roundtable; First Coast on View

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 46:58


    Media roundtable; First Coast on View

    WJCT candidate forum; Fly Brother; inflation; Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 53:04


    WJCT candidate forum; Fly Brother; inflation; Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp

    Duval County Public Schools named in federal lawsuit; the senior vote; FSCJ Artist Series; What's good Wednesday

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 53:05


    Duval County Public Schools named in federal lawsuit; the senior vote; FSCJ Artist Series; What's good Wednesday

    Upcoming primary election; labor shortage; Baker County Detention Center; Emmie Trammell wins Jeopardy

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 53:04


    Upcoming primary election; labor shortage; Baker County Detention Center; Emmie Trammell wins Jeopardy

    See the Girl; First Coast Success; tax-free holiday; back to school with the Jacksonville Public Library

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2022 53:04


    See the Girl; First Coast Success; tax-free holiday; back to school with the Jacksonville Public Library

    Media Roundtable; BE WELL

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2022 56:02


    Media Roundtable; BE WELL

    House enshrines same-sex marriage; vocational rehabilitation; The Move; Mark Williams

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2022 53:14


    House enshrines same-sex marriage; vocational rehabilitation; The Move; Mark Williams

    Mail-in ballots; Operation New Uniform; fentanyl overdoses; What's good Wednesday

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2022 53:06


    Mail-in ballots; Operation New Uniform; fentanyl overdoses; What's good Wednesday

    Decision to kill climate and clean energy legislation affects Florida; recycling best practices; Femme Fire Books; 'Big Thrift Energy'

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2022 53:08


    Decision to kill climate and clean energy legislation affects Florida; recycling best practices; Femme Fire Books; “Big Thrift Energy"

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