Mayor Responds to Controversial Pastor Arrested On Child Molestation Charges

Updated 4:49 p.m. Controversial conservative Pastor Ken Adkins was arrested and charged with child molestation relating to an incident in 2010, the Georgia Bureau of Investigations announced Friday.
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Welcome to our new podcast Redux: The week in review from WJCT News.

The program is hosted by Digital Content Editor Vince Kong and features the best stories from the past week.

Our Friday Media Roundtable  featured discussion about the Harvard study that sharply criticizes Duval County for the number of convicts it sends to death row, they also looked at the latest University of North Florida poll. The SHARE and SEED Academy is performing “The Wiz” on Saturday and we heard about the “Sing Out Loud Festival” kicking off Friday night in St. Augustine.

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A group of local black pastors whose names are on a flier that purports to show the candidates they endorse in next week’s primary election will tackle the issue congregation by congregation.


WJCT’s quarterly program Community Thread started a conversation about the politics of arts education this month.

The program reflected a national debate over whether science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, programs should include the arts, or what’s called a “STEAM” approach.

Winston Family YMCA in Riverside Opens

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After four years of anticipation, construction of the Winston Family YMCA in Riverside is complete.

Elected officials gathered for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate the grand opening.

The 72,000 square foot facility replaces the old Yates Family YMCA, which is closer to the St. Johns River. The new YMCA amenities include: a fitness center, an aquatic center, a healthy living center, a gymnasium, a cafe and two spiritual wellness centers, which are quiet places for prayer and meditation. 

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When the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau looked into the Mississippi-based regional bank BancorpSouth, it didn't just review thousands of loan applications. It sent in undercover operatives — some white, some black — who pretended to be customers applying for loans.

"They had similar credit scores and similar background and situations," says CFPB Director Richard Cordray. "Our investigation had found that BancorpSouth had engaged in illegal redlining in Memphis, meaning refusing to lend into specific areas of the city."

In Baton Rouge, La., people are using whatever tools they have to help their community recover from the flood.

That includes cameras.

Four photographers have been creating portraits of those affected. Their project, "Humans of the Water," focuses not on what people lost, but on what they saved.

One of those photographers is Collin Richie. He says documentary photography isn't typically his style. Most of his work involves snapping photos for weddings, magazines and corporate advertisements.

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Dear Sugar Radio is a weekly podcast from member station WBUR. Hosts Steve Almond and Cheryl Strayed offer "radical empathy" and advice on everything from relationships and parenthood to dealing with drug problems or anxiety.

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