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1/13/2017: Media Roundtable; Florida Theatre; Alhambra 50

Friday on “First Coast Connect,” was our weekly Media Roundtable. Our panel included Andrew Pantazi and Dan Scanlan from the Florida Times-Union and WJCT business analyst John Burr. We also heard from Florida Theatre president Numa Saisselin about its new partnership with Community First Credit Union and to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Alhambra Theatre we were joined cast members of their current production of the play Come Blow Your Horn, Tod Booth, Lisa Booth and Jessica Booth.

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Jacksonville’s Human Rights Debate, Pensions & Hip Hop Violinist Damien Escobar — #19

It’s not every day a multi-Emmy award winner hangs out in your workplace. But it happened. And we’ll bring you hip hop violinist Damien Escobar on this episode of Redux. We also give you the lowdown on the years-old saga involving the development of Metropolitan Park, and we’ll give an update about neonatal care in Orange Park. But first, two stories that have gripped Jacksonville in recent years: expansion of the Human Rights Ordinance and pensions.

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1/12/2017: Earth2Trump; Matt Colaciello

Thursday on “First Coast Connect,” we spoke by phone with St. Augustine resident Bill Hamilton from the Environmental Youth Council about its event Sunday, Earth2Trump. We also spoke with international field educator and founder of Global Workshop Matt Colaciello about a panel discussion he is moderating Saturday on climate change.

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Pension Fund Projections Could Be Too Rosy

While Florida has a financially healthy state pension fund, a new report from the Department of Management Services warns the $144 billion system is relying on a projected investment return that independent financial consultants say is too optimistic.

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