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05/14/15: Wayne Wood; 'The Adventures of Moxie Girl'; Caregiver Expo; Take Steps; Kerry Speckman

With just a few days left until Jacksonville’s runoff election, the endorsements are flying in the city’s mayor’s race. Incumbent Mayor Alvin Brown and challenger Lenny Curry are in a fight to the finish in what’s expected to be a close election. Earlier this week, former mayor John Delaney joined us to explain why he has decided to endorse Mr. Curry. Today we welcome high-profile supporter of Alvin Brown, Jacksonville author, historian and activist Wayne Wood.

We speak with Angie Nixon and Natalie McGriff, the mother and daughter team behind the comic book "The Adventures of Moxie Girl." The project, which started as a creative way to battle Natalie’s negative self-image and help her find the joy in reading, was a big winner at the 2015 One Spark crowdfuning festival.

We preview the 2015 Caregiver Expo with Toula Wooten, of the Northeast Florida Caregiver Coalition and Community Hospice of Northeast Florida, and Gary Barg, founder and Editor-in-Chief of "Today's Caregiver" magazine and

We look at the annual Take Steps walk to raise money for the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America happening on the First Coast this weekend.

And contributor Kerry Speckman stops by with all of the big events around town this week.

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