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First Coast Connect
4:10 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Mike Birbiglia Coming To The Florida Theatre

Mike Birbiglia
Kyle Ericksen

In his career of just 11 years, performer Mike Birbiglia has released two critically acclaimed albums and three Comedy Central specials.

At 24, Mike was one of the youngest comedians ever to appear on The Late Show With David Letterman.

He also wrote, directed and starred in the film Sleepwalk With Me, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2012. It’s based on his one-man Broadway show of the same name.

And Birbiglia is a featured contributor to Ira Glass’s much-loved public radio show This American Life.

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First Coast Connect
3:25 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Media Roundtable: President Obama Plans Executive Action On Immigration

President Obama, immigration reform, Bill Cosby and Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown are making headlines this week.

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Closing The Loop
1:35 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Closing The Loop: Barbara Weber

Barbara Weber
Credit Warren Miller

When Barbara Weber retired earlier this year after 27 years in corrections with the Duval County Sheriff’s Corrections Department, she immediately started planning a road trip to Alaska. 

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10:53 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Better Business Bureau Warns About IRS Imposters

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Scam artists claiming to be from the IRS are calling residents in Florida scaring them into giving the con artists large amounts of money.
The Better Business Bureau said it continues to receive calls from local consumers about an ongoing IRS phone scam. The consumers say they have been contacted by someone claiming to be with the IRS, saying they owe money and it must be paid promptly.
First Read
9:45 am
Fri November 21, 2014

First Read: Friday, November 21, 2014

The shooting at Florida State, Bill Cosby and Mayor Brown are in the headlines today.

Welcome to WJCT First Read, your daily weekday morning round-up of stories from the First Coast, around Florida, and across the country. We'll also preview some of WJCT's upcoming news programming.

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Education
10:12 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Extra Duval School Funds Could Keep Tech Plans Out Of Jeopardy

Nikolai Vitti with district and school board officials.
Credit Rhema Thompson

An extra $18 million in Duval Schools capital funding could go toward saving one of the district's flagship initiatives and propelling several dozen other new projects.

Superintendent Nikolai Vitti told school board members Thursday that the millions in surplus capital dollars surfaced during a recent internal audit.

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First Coast Connect
5:19 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Business Exec, Former Councilman Propose Alternative Pension Funding To JEA And Mayor

Charlie Appleby (l) and Matt Carlucci (r)

Mayor Alvin Brown said Wednesday he strongly supports a new pension reform proposal developed by two private citizens in consultation with the mayor's office.

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Law & Order
5:00 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Father Arrested For Alegedly Abusing Son Who Shot Sister with BB Gun

Credit Jacksonville Sheriff's Office

Anthony West woke up Sunday, November 16 to a scenario that probably felt like a nightmare. His daughter had been shot in the head by his son with a BB gun. The BB pellet had penetrated the girl's skull, and the head wound was pouring out blood.

His son had been playing with the air gun the night before. West told Action News Jax, “I guess my son just grabbed it. They were in here playing and stuff and it was a freak accident.”

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First Coast Connect
4:06 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Commentary: Are High School Sports Real Life 'Hunger Games'?

Credit Lionsgate

As the latest film in the Hunger Games franchise opens this week, First Coast Connect pop culture philosophy contributor Nicolas Michaud has thoughts on dangerous entertainment both onscreen and on the field.

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Deemable Tech
3:36 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Ask Deemable Tech: Why Is My 'Virtual Memory' Too Low?

Credit Wikimedia Commons

Osler writes, "I often get a message from my laptop saying that the virtual memory is too low and that the computer will adjust it. Why is this happening almost four to five times a week?"

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