Tag: First Coast Connect
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A.G. GancarskiMarch 28, 2018

On WJCT’s “First Coast Connect“, Jacksonville City Councilman Garrett Dennis sat for his first interview Wednesday since the Council made the decision to strip the JEA Special Committee of subpoena power and include everyone on council in the committee. As expected, Dennis (a member of what was a five-person committee and a staunch critic of selling JEA) […]

Jim RosicaDecember 1, 2015

Florida Politics’ Melissa Ross, a Jacksonville radio talk show host, will soon be a guest host for National Public Radio’s nationally syndicated “The Diane Rehm Show.” Ross, host and producer of public radio WJCT’s “First Coast Connect” call-in show, will helm the program on Dec. 9, 10, and 11. Rehm’s show is produced out of WAMU, a public […]

Melissa RossAugust 19, 2015

The Reverend John Guns lights up with enthusiasm as he talks about the new back-to-school initiative in Jacksonville designed to support and encourage male students from 6th through 12th grades — one with strong buy-in from the city’s mayor, sheriff, and school superintendent. “It’s an exciting week,” said Guns during an appearance on WJCT’s First Coast Connect.  […]

Melissa RossJuly 16, 2015

Florida Republicans from Marco Rubio to Ron DeSantis have been quick to denounce the Iran nuclear deal President Barack Obama’s White House struck this week. The rhetoric has been colorful, with DeSantis calling the agreement “a gift to the Ayatollah.” Rubio’s take: “This deal undermines our national security.” Sunshine State Democrats, of course, had a […]

Melissa RossMay 18, 2015

Public safety has emerged as a major issue in Jacksonville’s superclose mayor’s race, with incumbent Mayor Alvin Brown defending his approach to this core function of government, while challenger Lenny Curry has hammered Brown’s administration on the issue of violent crime. A recent school bus shooting incident reinforced the narrative. In particular, the Curry campaign has […]


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