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06/01/15: Butler Middle School; Circus Protest; First Coast Success; Cole Pepper

A series of articles in the Florida Times-Union this week is looking inside a bold plan that includes single-gender classrooms and school uniforms to turn around the struggling Eugene J. Butler Middle School. Tessa Duvall, Florida Times-Union children and families reporter, joins us to discuss the successes and challenges the plan has met so far.

We speak with Adam Sugalski, Creative Director of Compassion Works International, about why he protesting the use of animals in a circus being held at the local Moroccan Shrine this week.

Karen Mathis of The Daily Record profiles local businessman and community leader Cleve Warren in this week's edition of our First Coast Success segment.

And sports contributor Cole Pepper joins us with the latest news about the University of Florida baseball and softball teams, Jacksonville Jaguars off-season practice, and more.

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