First Coast Connect With Melissa Ross

First Coast Connect With Melissa Ross
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3/25/19: Children’s Week; First Coast Success; Free Legal Help; Cole Pepper
Mar 25 • 52 min
It’s Children’s Week in Florida, and activists are descending on the state capitol to educate lawmakers on children’s issues.
03/22/19: Media Roundtable Looks At Election Results; First Coast Opera’s New Season
Mar 22 • 52 min
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.
3/21/19: TakeEmDownJax; Emmett Tatter; MOSH Expansion; GastroFest; The Specktator
Mar 21 • 52 min
Activists from around the country are coming to town this Saturday for the TakeEmDownJax rally .
3/20/19: Election Recap; “The Burn Zone”; Generation W
Mar 20 • 52 min
Incumbent Mayor Lenny Curry easily fought off challengers , including outgoing Councilwoman Anna Brosche, in Tuesday’s election.
3/19/19: Election Day; Allman Brothers Landmark; St. Augustine Lions Seafood Festival
Mar 19 • 52 min
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 races, and…
3/18/19: College Admissions Scandal; Craft Distilling; Cole Pepper
Mar 18 • 52 min
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…
3/15/19: Friday Media Roundtable; The Rippingtons
Mar 15 • 52 min
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 new…
3/14/19: Omega Allen; Dentist Shortage; “A Closer Look at Gender and Legacy”
Mar 14 • 52 min
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…
3/13/19: Anna Brosche; Solar Thermal; Mental Health Awareness
Mar 13 • 52 min
With less than a week to go before election day, candidates in Duval County are making their final push to sway voters.
3/12/19: Jimmy Hill; Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month; Moveable Feast; Book Club
Mar 12 • 52 min
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.
3/11/19: Seth Owen’s Story; Women Veterans Recognition; The Players
Mar 11 • 52 min
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…
3/8/19: Friday Media Roundtable; Concours d’Elegance
Mar 8 • 52 min
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:
3/7/19: Mayoral Race; Sharon Siegel-Cohen; JWLF; Emmet Cahill, The Specktator
Mar 7 • 52 min
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 safety…
3/6/19: Younger Stroke Victims; Yellow House Exhibit; ‘I Gave Up Men for Lent’
Mar 6 • 52 min
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.
3/5/19: State Legislature; Duval Elections; Financial Literacy; Grow Your Groceries
Mar 5 • 52 min
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.
3/4/19: Teachers’ Day of Action; Empathy Rally; The PLAYERS Championship; Cole Pepper
Mar 4 • 52 min
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…
3/1/19: Friday Media Roundatble; Home and Patio Show
Mar 1 • 52 min
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 .…
02/28/19: Tony Cummings; Life Coach; BABS’LAB
Feb 28 • 52 min
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.
2/27/19: Human Trafficking; Boston Marathon Hero; The Amp
Feb 27 • 52 min
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…
2/26/19: Mayoral Ad Wars; Moveable Feast; America Saves Week; Therapy Animals
Feb 26 • 52 min
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.