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05/18/15: 2015 Mayoral Election; Stroke Awareness Month; Political Cartoonist Ed Hall; Cole Pepper

After strong early voting over the weekend, the candidates for Jacksonville mayor have one day left to make their case. We hear from incumbent Mayor Alvin Brown and challenger Lenny Curry. Then UNF political scientist Matt Corrigan joins us with analysis of Tuesday's elections and a look at the wide range of factors that can affect voter turnout.

As the nation observes Stroke Awareness Month, we speak with Dr. Eric Sauvageau, one of the directors of the Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center at Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville, about new treatments for those who have suffered a stroke.

We speak with syndicated political cartoonist Ed Hall about his creative process, difficulties faced by political cartoonists, and the impact of visual satire on modern society.

And our sports contributor Cole Pepper drops by with the latest news about the Jacksonville Armada FC, the Jacksonville Sharks and more.

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