Heather Schatz

Heather is joining WJCT as the new producer of First Coast Connect.

Watch for more from Heather coming soon.

On Friday’s Roundup, two members of the House Judiciary Committee from Florida joined us to discuss the latest in the impeachment inquiry, and how it’s playing out in the Sunshine State.

This week on the Roundup, we took a closer look at the push to legalize recreational marijuana in Florida with Nick Hansen, Chairman, Make it Legal Florida; and John Kennedy, State Capital Reporter, GateHouse Media.

On Friday’s program, we took a closer look at Florida’s Republican Party with Mike Haridopolos, author of  The Modern Republican Party of Florida and George Will, a columnist and the author of The Conservative Sensibility.

On Friday's program, we took a closer look at the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, it’s ties to Florida, and two new University of North Florida (UNF) polls. 

On today’s show, we looked at how the impeachment inquiry is playing with Florida voters. 

We spent the full hour taking a closer look at the growth of the charter school movement in Florida with:

This week, Hurricane Dorian devastated the northern Bahamas and stalked Florida, which was spared a direct hit, for days.

Hurricane Dorian may become the strongest storm to hit Florida’s east coast since Hurricane Andrew. As The Florida Round was going on the air, it was tracking closer to the coast, but there were still lots of questions about where it will actually go.

We spent the full hour taking a closer look at how Floridians around the state are preparing for Dorian  with:

On this week's Florida Roundup we spent the full hour taking a closer look at the politics of pot in the Sunshine State with:

We devoted the full program to the issue of gun control in the Sunshine State.

This week, we discussed President Trump’s visit to the Panhandle - which is still recovering from Hurricane Michael - with Jessica Foster of WJHG News, NPR Correspondent Greg Allen and Arek Sarkissian of POLITICO Florida.

On Friday’s Florida Roundup, we devoted the full hour to the debate over immigration and sanctuary cities in the Sunshine State.

On Friday’s Florida Roundup, we took a closer look at the debate over drilling for oil in Florida’s waters with Zack Colman, Climate & Energy Reporter, Politico and David R. Mica, Executive Director, The Florida Petroleum Council.

On Friday's Florida Roundup we took a closer look at how Florida can better help students with mental health issues – especially those exposed to traumas like school shootings. 

Federal prosecutors say a Florida man helped rich and famous parents get their kids into colleges with bribes and fake test scores. We took a closer look at the college admissions scandal with John Delaney, Former Jacksonville Mayor and President Emeritus of the University of North Florida; and Colleen Wright, Education Reporter for the Miami Herald.

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