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1/24/2017: Nyah Vanterpool; Alzheimer’s PBS Documentary; Divorce Month; National Compliment Day

Tuesday on First Coast Connect, we discussed the future of millennials in Jacksonville with the leader of the One Voice Young Professionals program Nyah Vanterpool . We also were joined by phone with Dr. Keith Fargo from the Alzheimer’s Association national office in Chicago and Michelle Branham, vice president of the Alzheimer’s Association, Central and North Florida to talk about a documentary airing Wednesday evening on WJCT Public Television. Lawrence Datz , a partner at Datz & Datz P.A., told us why there is surge of divorce filings in January and to commemorate National Compliment Day we met Sarah Dominey , the owner of the online boutique shop SMAC on how she is raising awareness of the initiative.

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About 18,000 Attend Duval School Choice Expo

Nearly 18,000 people came out to Duval’s school choice expo at the Prime Osborn Convention Center over weekend — that’s 500 more than last year. At the same time, a new state law will allow students to cross district boundaries for school starting next year.

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VIDEO: Melodica Men Live At WJCT Studios

Joe Buono and Tristan Clarke “started off as two guys playing toy instruments in the basement” in Jacksonville. Now, the duo is the internationally acclaimed musical act, the Melodica Men. Buono and Clarke joined host Melissa Ross Monday on First Coast Connect for a live studio performance.

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1/20/2017: Media Roundtable; Sheriff Darryl Daniels; ‘Peter And The Dreamcatcher’

Friday on First Coast Connect was our weekly Media Roundtable, featuring Anthony Pantazi from the Florida Times Union, Folio Weekly editor Claire Goforth, A.G. Gancarski from Florida Politics and contributor Fred Matthews. We also spoke with recently sworn-in Clay County Sheriff Darryl Daniels and from the current Theatre Jacksonville presentation of “Peter and the Starcatcher,” we spoke with cast members Ron Shreve and Al Emerick.

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