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First Coast Connect

05/20/15: 2015 Election Results; Employ Me First; Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra

Former Florida Republican Party Chairman Lenny Curry narrowly edged incumbent Mayor Alvin Brown with just over 51 percent of the vote in Tuesday's mayoral election. We discuss the results of all of the city races with A.G. Gancarski, Folio Weekly and Florida Politics columnist, and Marcella Washington, FSCJ professor of political science.

The new initiative EmployMeFirst is this area’s first online resource connecting job-seekers with disabilities to potential employers looking to diversify their workforce. We speak with Jim Whittaker, Executive Director of The Arc, the organization behind EmployMeFirst, and Brenda Britt with W&O, one of the local companies finding employees through the service.

And we get a preview of the final week of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra's season from conductor Sameer Pater.

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