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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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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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Keep up the good work

By AaronBugKilla - Nov 12 2018
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Non-biased, wonderful source of information. DUUUVAL!

First rate

By Uncle Joe 86 - Jul 24 2018
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Very informative show usually have both sides of an issue on the show. Well controlled talks with guess

iTunes Ratings

17 Ratings
Average Ratings
13
0
2
2
0

Keep up the good work

By AaronBugKilla - Nov 12 2018
Read more
Non-biased, wonderful source of information. DUUUVAL!

First rate

By Uncle Joe 86 - Jul 24 2018
Read more
Very informative show usually have both sides of an issue on the show. Well controlled talks with guess
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First Coast Connect With Melissa Ross

Latest release on Oct 21, 2020

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Rank #1: Latest Election Polls; Hospice Care; Keep Jax Moving; What's Good Wednesdays

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With early voting underway since Monday, the turnout has been strong .

Oct 21 2020

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Rank #2: Early Voting; Harris in Jax; Black Leadership Town Hall; Book Club; 100 Things To Do in Jax

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More than 19,000 early votes had already been cast in Duval County by 3 p.m. Monday – and that’s on top of the more than 77,000 who have already voted by mail.

Oct 20 2020

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Rank #3: Friday Media Roundtable; 'A Brush With Nature'

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On this week’s Friday Media Roundtable, we discussed some of the top stories in Northeast Florida, including: Fletcher High School has temporarily shut down due to spike in COVID-19 cases . Presidential candidates rallied separately in dueling town halls following the debate cancellation . Local congressional candidates debated the handling of the pandemic . The Museum of Science & History wants to build a new museum at the Northbank Shipyards .

Oct 16 2020

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Rank #4: Local, National Candidates Campaign in Fla.; Sustainable Gardening

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Wednesday night, First Coast voters heard from four congressional candidates at two events. Meanwhile, President Donald Trump and Democratic vice presidential nominee Joe Biden are courting Florida voters with a virtual Town Hall and campaign stop in Miami , respectively.

Oct 15 2020

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Rank #5: Friday Media Roundtable; Coming Out Day Goes Virtual

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On this week’s Friday Media Roundtable, we discussed some of the top stories in Northeast Florida, including: The city is looking at giving Lot J developers a $65.5 million interest-free loan . T he University of North Florida’s Public Opinion Polling Lab released two polls this week. Local retailers haved launched the Shop Jax campaign to encourage residents to support local businesses amidst the opening of the new Jacksonville Beach Whole Foods location . The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has captured an emu chasing people on the Westside . Our guests were: AG Gancarski of Florida Politics Tim Gibbons of the Jacksonville Business Journal WJCT news contributor Fred Matthews And journalist Claire Goforth . Coming Out Day Goes Virtual Local nonprofit JASMYN is hosting its annual Coming Out Day breakfast online this year. Keynote speaker and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Dr. Jericho Brown , will be joined by Jimmy Midyette , this year’s Diamond Award winner. JASMYN CEO

Oct 09 2020

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Rank #6: UNF Poll; One Call; World Mental Health Day; 'Imagine: A John Lennon Tribute'

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The University of North Florida’s Public Opinion Research Lab (PORL) has released new polls on presidential election and local hot button issues, including the proposal for a half-cent sales tax for Duval County Public Schools .

Oct 08 2020

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Rank #7: Voter Registration Issues; Hugh Greene; Girl Scout Cookies; What's Good Wednesdays

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Florida officials extended the voter registration deadline until 7 p.m. Tuesday due to an “unprecedented” surge in traffic to the state’s voter registration portal on Monday, which caused site outages and t riggered a lawsuit. Voting rights adocates claim the extension wasn't enough. A judge will hear the case Thursday .

Oct 07 2020

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Rank #8: Lot J Development; Breast Cancer Awareness Month; Ga. Spaceport; Mama Blue

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The Jacksonville Jaguars and Mayor Lenny Curry ’s administration are brokering a deal to finance Shad Khan’s proposed development of Lot J near TIAA Bank Field.

Oct 06 2020

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Rank #9: Phase 3 Reopening; Minimum Wage; ADAPT; Amelia Island Jazz Festival

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Florida’s has now been in Phase 3 of it’s reopening plan for just over a week.

Oct 05 2020

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Rank #10: Friday Media Roundtable; Phase 8 Theatre Company Stages Virtual Production

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On this week’s Friday Media Roundtable, we discussed some of the top stories in Northeast Florida, including: President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump Have Tested Positive for COVID-19 . The high number of homicides in Jacksonville. How FPL's charabible donations appeared to be targeted as it attempted to purchase JEA. A look at the s tatewide COVID numbers and news . Our guests were: Nate Monroe , The Florida Times-Union , Mike Mendenhall , J acksonville Daily Record Anne Schindler , First Coast News Shelton Hull , Folio 2.0 Phase Eight Theatre Company Stages Virtual Production Theo Canty , Phase Eight Theatre Company ’s Director of Outreach and Audience Development, joined us to discuss the upcoming production of Exit Strategy by Ike Holter . Because of COVID-19 social distancing recommendations, the show will be performed from the actors’ homes. The performance will stream for 24 hours starting October 3 at 7 p.m.

Oct 02 2020

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