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03/10/15: LGBT Leadership PAC; Autism Symposium; Largest Speed Networking World Record Attempt

Shannon LeDuke

The issue of LGBT equality has emerged as one of the issues playing a role in Jacksonville’s mayor and City Council races. The recently formed LGBT Leadership political action committee has endorsed candidates who say they are in favor of updating the city’s human rights ordinance to cover LGBT citizens. We speak with PAC vice chairman and Jacksonville attorney Jimmy Midyette.

We get a preview of this week’s seventh annual Autism Symposium from Dr. Bryan King and Dr. Raphael Bernier of the Seattle Children’s Autism Center and Autism Symposium program manager Jackie Bargas.

And we learn about an upcoming speed networking event that aims to set a world record for the largest event of its type while also showcasing Northeast Florida's business-friendly environment. Co-founders Brian Barquilla and Dolly Penland join us.

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Sean Birch joined the WJCT team in late 2011 and was with the company until 2016.