First Coast Connect Host Melissa Ross keeps you up to date on everything happening around the First Coast. First Coast Connect covers the issues, trends and newsmakers that have people talking. This one hour program airs at 9 a.m. Monday through Friday.
First Coast Connect

First Coast Connect

From WJCT 89.9 FM Jacksonville

Host Melissa Ross keeps you up to date on everything happening around the First Coast. First Coast Connect covers the issues, trends and newsmakers that have people talking. This one hour program airs at 9 a.m. Monday through Friday.

Most Recent Episodes

Friday Media Roundtable; Just Like Me

We devoted today's Media Roundtable to the surge in COVID cases in Northeast Florida and around the state and how local officials and Gov. Ron DeSantis are handling it. The panelists were: David Bauerlein of The Florida Times -Union Journalist Claire Goforth Contributor Charles Griggs Mike Mendenhall of the Jax Daily Record Just Like Me Just Like Me is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a free performance at the Florida Theatre . The organization was founded to help foster children on the

COVID In Florida; Jax Riverfront; Florida's Opioid Issue; CampCraft Cocktails

On Wednesday, Mayor Lenny Curry and Jacksonville's top health officials urged the public to get vaccinated as COVID-19 cases continue to rise in our area again.

COVID In Florida; Jax Riverfront; Florida's Opioid Issue; CampCraft Cocktails

People's Budget; 'Cruising by Mailboat; Long Covid; What's Good Wednesday

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry has presented his proposed budget for the city , which has re-ignited a debate about how the city's money should be spent.

People's Budget; 'Cruising by Mailboat; Long Covid; What's Good Wednesday

COVID On The Rise In Duval; Women's Health; Going Green; Author Craig Pittman

COVID is on the rise yet again. The Jacksonville area has recently become a hotspot for the virus , according to the Mayo Clinic.

COVID On The Rise In Duval; Women's Health; Going Green; Author Craig Pittman

Housing Costs Rise; First Coast Success; Teen Obesity; Turntable Tuesdays

The National Low Income Housing Coalition has released its annual outreach report , which found that affordable housing is out of reach for many Americans.

Housing Costs Rise; First Coast Success; Teen Obesity; Turntable Tuesdays

Friday Media Roundtable; Jax Music Experience

The Friday Media Roundtable covered these top stories from the First Coast: Jacksonville is now considered a hotspot for CO VID Mayor Lenny Curry is in favor of bringing a Sands casino to Jacksonville Statewide demonstrations protesting Cuba's dictatorship broke out The panelists were: Dan Scanlan of The Florida Times-Union Radio host Angela Spears Tim Gibbons of The Jacksonville Business Journal Sydney Boles of WJCT News Jacksonville Music Experience The Jacksonville Music Experience , WJCT 's

Fla.'s Protest Law; Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings; Lung Cancer Walk; Cocktail Competition

People across Florida have been demonstrating in solidarity with Cubans protesting their country's communist dictatorship over the past few days.

Fla.'s Protest Law; Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings; Lung Cancer Walk; Cocktail Competition

Delta COVID Variant Spreads In Jax; Surfside Investigation; Shepardfest; What's Good Wednesday

Florida's COVID-19 numbers have been facing a sharp rise, and the surge in infections is linked to the arrival of the new Delta variant.

Delta COVID Variant Spreads In Jax; Surfside Investigation; Shepardfest; What's Good Wednesday

Protests In Cuba; Bill & John Delaney On Fla. Voting Law; Author Tim Gilmore

Thousands of Cubans have protesting food shortages and high prices amid the coronavirus crisis, in one of biggest anti-government moments in memory.

Protests In Cuba; Bill & John Delaney On Fla. Voting Law; Author Tim Gilmore

Donna Deegan's Political Future; Caregiving; MOSH; St. John's County Anniversary

First Coast News anchor, and marathon founder Donna Deegan , one of Duval County's most prominent Democrats, is strongly considering running for Jacksonville mayor.

Donna Deegan's Political Future; Caregiving; MOSH; St. John's County Anniversary