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Hosted by Melissa Ross, First Coast Connect is a one-hour call-in program featuring local newsmakers, civic and community leaders, arts, activities and more, along with spot news features and a weekly roundtable of local journalists.

Airs weekdays at 9am on WJCT 89.9FM.
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New Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville Executive Director Tony Allegretti Tips for Staying Healthy While Traveling PFLAG of Jacksonville (Parents,…
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As the Last Round of FCAT Testing Begins, What’s Ahead for Florida’s Education System? New American Red Cross of North…
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PTSD and Issues Facing Veterans Women’s Center of Jacksonville Speaker Series Guest Audrey Moran Author Ben Ross, Dead End: Suburban Sprawl…
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First Coast Connect On the Go at One Spark! Live from the MOCA Jacksonville Auditorium Discussing the Week’s Top News…
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First Coast Connect On the Go at One Spark! Live from the MOCA Jacksonville Auditorium One Spark and the Community…
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Note: Due to technical difficulties, the first 10 minutes of this broadcast are not available. We apologize for the inconvenience. First…
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Climate Change and Florida Distracted Driving Awareness Month Commentator Jay Solomon on One Spark Tech Tuesday: The Drive Electric Rally
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Business Leaders Look to Help Establish Jacksonville’s Identity Non-Profits Collaborate to Turn Springfield’s Armory into The ARTery Art Hub Gator…
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Media Roundtable Week in Review Pop Culture Philosophy: Does Captain America Still Matter? Belle of the Boulevard Swamp Radio
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2013 Youth Risk Behavioral Survey Congenital Heart Disease Guardian Ad Litem Stage Aurora Presents Raisin in the Sun Around Town with…
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City Councilwoman Denise Lee on Neighborhood Cleanup and Addressing “Human Blight” National Child Abuse Prevention Month Child Food Allergies WJCT’s Blues…
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Duval County Public Schools Superintendent Vitti Postpones Open Enrollment Proposal Katie Ride for Life Christian McBride Trio Tech Tuesday: Contributor…
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Status of the Affordable Care Act in Florida as Enrollment Deadline is Reached First Coast Success Profiles Kathryn Murphy Jacksonville…
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Media Roundtable Week in Review Steampunk Artist Jim Smith Civil Brute Performs
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University Student Groups Urge State Legislature to Pass Bills for Increased Funding, In-State Tuition Rates for Children of Undocumented Immigrants…
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Local Pastors Call for State Attorney Angela Corey to Offer Marissa Alexander a Plea Deal Pulitzer Prize-Winning Reporter Hedrick Smith,…
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New UNF Polls Show Public Opinion on the Governor’s Race, State Politics and Higher Education Authors Ronald Cotton and Jennifer…
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The Warning Shot Bill Moves Through the Florida Legislature Restaurant Expansion on the First Coast St. Augustine Aquarium Comes to…
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Note: Due to technical difficulties, the first minute of this program is not available. We apologize for the inconvenience.  Discussing the Week’s…
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Visit Jacksonville CEO Paul Astleford on the Economic Impact of Tourism WJCT CEO Michael Boylan Beneath the Waves Film Festival…
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Joe Sampson, Executive Director of One Spark St. Marys, Georgia Mayor John Morrissey Going Green Series: Scrap Metal Recycling and Kans4K9s…
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Jacksonville City Councilman Stephen Joost on the City’s Gas Tax Protecting Seniors from Scams One Spark Creator Huggable Melodies Tech…
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Note: Due to technical difficulties, the first minute of this episode is not available. We apologize for the inconvenience. Duval County…
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Media Roundtable Week in Review TEDx Jacksonville Flagler College’s Production of In White America Spring Getaway Tips from Like Love…
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What the Results of a Special Congressional Election in Florida Could Mean for the November Midterms WJCT’s 3X5 Classic Film…
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Mayor Brown Announces New Task Force to Build Support for JAXPORT Deepening Generation W Women’s Leadership Conference Guest Speaker Geraldine Laybourne…
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Political Consultant Bruce Barcelo on the Situation in Ukraine Dr. Pamela Roshell, Regional Director of U.S. Department of Health and…
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Hunger on the First Coast Startup Quest Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra Guest Conductor Courtney Lewis First Coast Sports Wrap Up with…
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Discussing the Week’s Biggest News Stories with Our Roundtable of Local Journalists Generation W Women’s Leadership Conference Guest Speaker Carla…
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A Look at Statewide Political Issues as the Legislative Session Kicks Off in Tallahassee Georgia Aquarium Research and Conservation Director…
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The State of Mental Health Services in Northeast Florida United Way Impact Week UF Proton Therapy Institute’s Prostate Cancer Treatment…
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The Latest in the Marissa Alexander Case One Spark Creator TV Homesite 5 and Dime Theatre’s Matt & Ben Tech Tuesday:…
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Former Jacksonville Mayor Tommy Hazouri on the City’s Pension Crisis and More Author Mike Rose, Why School? Spring for the Arts…
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Discussing the Week’s Biggest News Stories with our Roundtable of Top Local Journalists The Cummer Museum & Garden/Garden Conservancy Open…
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The Controversy Around New Legislation for Food Trucks in Jacksonville 2014 Minority Chef Summit St. Augustine Orchestra Concert Celebrating the…
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Chris Hand, Chief of Staff for Mayor Alvin Brown, on the Pension Reform Plan Florida Releases Controversial Scores on Teacher…
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Results of a New UNF Poll on the City’s Pension Problems, Local Politicians’ Approval Ratings and More First Coast Success…
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Discussing the Week’s Biggest News Stories with Our Roundtable of Local Journalists Greenscape of Jacksonville’s 27th Annual Flowering Tree Sale…
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Discussing the Impact of the Dunn Trial After One Juror Speaks Out The Growth of Nontraditional Funerals Pulitzer Prize Winning…
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America’s Opiate/Heroin Epidemic Going Green Series: The No Meat March Local Bestselling 13-Year-Old Juvenile Author Jake Marcionette, Just Jake   War…
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Florida Times-Union Columnist Mark Woods on the Michael Dunn Trial The 26.2 with Donna Marathon Author Danny Ellis, The Boy At…
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Reaction to the Michael Dunn Verdict Author T.D. Allman, Revelations of America Operation: Adopt Event First Coast Sports Wrap Up with Cole…
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Media Roundtable Week in Review Actor/Musician Ben Vereen, Jazz on The Bridge The Winners of the 4th Annual Money Pages…
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The Latest in the Michael Dunn Trial Human Trafficking Survivor and Activist Telisia Espinosa Actor Richard Karn, Alhambra Theatre’s “I Ought to…
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Analysis of the Michael Dunn Trial After Dunn’s Testimony on Tuesday Rethreaded’s Mukti Freedom Fundraiser Major League Soccer Game at…
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Local Reaction to the Justice Department’s New Policy Regarding Same-Sex Marriages 2014 Florida International Summit at UNF – “Global Health…
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Updates in the Michael Dunn Trial Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra Guest Conductor André Raphel Electro Lounge Host David Luckin on WJCT’s 3X5…
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First Coast Connect On The Go! Live from Jacksonville University’s Marine Science Research Institute JU President Tim Cost and Student…
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Reactions to CVS’s Decision to Stop Selling Tobacco Products National Black AIDS Awareness Day Special Olympics Florida “The Art of…
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The “When Faith Works: Christian Practice and Successful Desistance from Crime” Study Postpartum Depression Counseling Northwestern University Football Players File…
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Human Trafficking Awareness Month and the “Freedom JAX” Campaign Haskell Company CEO Steve Halverson on Jacksonville’s Pension Problems Sports Technologies…
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The Michael Dunn Trial Begins Local Company Survival Straps at 2014 Sochi Games Recapping the Super Bowl Ads First Coast…
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Media Roundtable Week in Review UNF School of Engineering’s FIRST LEGO League Competition “Material Transformations” MOCA Exhibit Musician/Actor Ronny Cox
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Florida Times-Union Report Topher Sanders on Their New Investigative Series About Juvenile Justice in Northeast Florida Dr. Kelli Wells, Duval County…
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Urban Education Symposium One Spark Baptist Health Gastric Pacemaker Surgery Tech Tuesday: Contributor Ryan Thompson on Oculus Rift
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New FSCJ President Cynthia Bioteau “One Family: Photographs by Vardi Kahana” Exhibit at the Cummer Museum Jacksonville’s Coming Out Monologues First Coast…
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Same Sex Couples Sue Florida for Marriage Equality 2014 iStart Jax Startup Weekend Event Keith Haring’s Ghost Canary in the…
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How a Jacksonville Case Could Impact Efforts to Reform Florida’s Juvenile Justice System UF Health’s Parkinson’s Awareness Weekend Going Green…
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How Should Florida Spend Clean Water Act Fines to BP from the Gulf Oil Spill? Local Author Chris Berman on…
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Valor Academy of Leadership First Coast Success Profiles Ray Hays, PRC Digital Media First Coast Sports Wrap Up with Cole…
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Media Roundtable Week in Review Actress Linda Purl, Appearing in Theatre Jacksonville’s Production of The Year of Magical Thinking Swamp Radio…
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The Debate Over Common Core Standards for Florida Schools St. Johns Riverkeeper Lisa Rinaman Leadership Jacksonville’s “Legacy Series” Special on…
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The Aftermath of the Shooting at a Tampa Movie Theater WJCT/Flagler College Black Heritage Series New St. Vincent’s LARIAT Stroke…
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The Debate Over Medical Marijuana in Florida 100 Homes Jax Tech Tuesday: Feature 23 Men Are From Mars – Women…
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Making Northeast Florida Healthier Reflecting on the 2010 Earthquake in Haiti The New First Coast Connect Theme Song Contest First…
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Discussing the Week’s Biggest News Stories with Our Roundtable of Top Local Journalists Community Hospice’s PedsCare Program The Philosophy of…
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The Latest in the Marissa Alexander Case UF Health’s “A Night for Heroes” Benefit Jacksonville Jaguar Josh Scobee Kicks Off…
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How the Cutoff of Federal Unemployment Benefits is Affecting Out of Work Floridians Going Green Series: Keuka Energy Authors Mark…
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Examining 2013 Homicide Numbers Pew Charitable Trusts’ Annual Stateline: State of the States Report Wingard Creative’s “Wishing Well” Initiative to…
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Duval County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Nikolai Vitti Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra Guest Conductor Perry So First Coast Sports Wrap Up…
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Discussing the Week’s Top Stories with Our Roundtable of Local Journalists New Anterior Supine Intermuscular (ASI) Hip Pain Surgery “The…
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Economic Forecast for 2014 Jacksonville’s “Search for Identity” New Music with Electro Lounge Host David Luckin Around Town with Kerry Speckman
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Special Guest Fred Matthews Hosts the Show Looking at the Biggest News Stories of the Week and Year with Our…
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Special Guest Dan Leveton Hosts the Show Dealing with Depression and Stress During the Holidays WJCT President/CEO Michael Boylan Book Blogger Stacey Goldring and the First…
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Annual “Home for the Holidays” Adoption Ceremony WJCT/Flagler College Black Heritage Series: Reverend Edwin James Eubanks Holiday Party Legal Dos…
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Reaction to Duval County School Board’s Decision to Change the Name of Nathan Bedford Forrest High School St. Vincents New…
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Florida Enrollment Under the Affordable Care Act Getting Your Finances in Order for the End of the Year MEROS Academy…
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Analyzing the Week's Biggest News Stories with Our Roundtable of Top Local Journalists
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Examining the Number of Jobs Created Under Governor Rick Scott Jacksonville on National Real Estate Research Firm Zillow’s List of…