A protest to save bears
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by Kathy Waterman
10h ago
Adam Sugalski is a key player in a protest against the "Self Defense Act," a Florida legislative proposal that would allow people to kill bears to protect themselves ..read more
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First Coast Week in Review
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by Kathy Waterman
2d ago
Today, we discuss the biggest headlines of the week with a panel of media representatives. They we preview Carolina Rose's performance at Winterland with JME contributor Hurley Winkler ..read more
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Black media in Jacksonville
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by Kathy Waterman
4d ago
Today, we speak with a panel of local Black journalists about the rewards and challenges of their chosen profession. Then, we preview an event at the University of North Florida dealing with opioid overdoses ..read more
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The history of Manhattan Beach
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by Kathy Waterman
4d ago
As we honor Black History Month, we cover the lesser-known history of Manhattan Beach in Jacksonville, Florida’s first African American beach resort. Then we preview the Florida Forum Speaker Series, and we highlight the PBS Writers Contest ..read more
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Remembering a Klan bombing in 1964
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by Kathy Waterman
6d ago
Discover the untold story of a forgotten hate crime in Jacksonville. The documentary "Just Another Bombing" chronicles a Klan bombing 60 years ago. Then, we explore the world of STEM with Science Sis, a program empowering young girls of color. Lastly, we talk with PS27 Ventures, which is offering an opportunity for six business owners to pitch live for a $250,000 capital investment ..read more
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The struggle over Medicaid in Florida
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by Kathy Waterman
1w ago
Today we reflect on Florida's attempts to expand access to health care while also continuing to refuse federal Medicaid dollars. Then we talk with a student researcher at the University of North Florida about the importance of hands-on learning, and we hear from auto guru Dan Scanlan about safety technology in newer vehicles ..read more
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First Coast Week in Review
First Coast Connect
by Stacey Bennett
1w ago
Today, our panel of media experts discusses the biggest news of the week, including expanded power of the Jacksonville sheriff in wrongful death claims and a controversial legislative bill on historical monuments. Later we talk with retired Brigadier General and Civil War scholar Ty Seidule about his new memoir ..read more
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Mayor Donna Deegan answers your questions
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by Kathy Waterman
1w ago
Mayor Donna Deegan joins First Coast Connect for a community-driven discussion, allowing residents to express concerns directly to her. The topics include the reopening of Friendship Fountain, the mayor's literacy initiative for children, her relationship with city leadership and legislation granting certain officeholders authority in legal settlements. Then, we preview LiterARTure, a cultural arts series blending literature and art. We wrap up with a rundown of local events, including the Black Opry Revue on the WJCT Soundstage ..read more
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Local and national updates with attorney Chris Hand
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by Kathy Waterman
1w ago
Today, we explore the latest state and local news, including financing for EverBank Stadium improvements, controversial lawsuit settlements and the start of the JEA corruption trial. Then, we discuss racial justice advocacy with Hope McMath, founder of the Yellow House gallery. Plus, we learn about the Kingsley Heritage Celebration this Saturday, honoring the legacy of enslaved Africans at Kingsley Plantation ..read more
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Security concerns as U.S.-China relations deteriorate
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by Kathy Waterman
1w ago
Today, we talk with two experts about growing tensions between the U.S. and China, including cybersecurity, nuclear concerns and trade disputes. Then, City Council member Matt Carlucci expresses his opposition to a Florida legislative bill that would restrict ethics investigations. Lastly, WJCT and the Jacksonville Symphony have teamed up to air encore performances of the symphony’s concerts ..read more
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