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First Coast Connect

06/12/15: Media Roundtable Week In Review; 'Omid' Short Film Screening; Swamp Radio

We discuss the week's biggest news stories with our roundtable of local journalists: Larry Hannan, Florida Times-Union reporter; Fred Matthews, Examiner blogger; A.G. Gancarski, Folio Weekly and Florida Politics columnist; and WJCT analyst John Burr.

Topics include the pension reform deal passed by the Jacksonville City Council this week, Jaguars owner Shad Khan's Stache Investments group starting foreclosure proceedings against the developers of the historic Laura Street Trio, and more.

We also roundup the strange, bizarre and just plain ridiculous news from across the Sunshine State in our Only in Florida segment.

The animated short film "Omid," which screens this week at the Rendezvous Film Festival in Amelia Island, tells the true story of the international rescue of a paralyzed dog who was left for dead after being hit by a car in the Middle East. We speak with Banafshé Alavi-Alipour, the owner of Omid.

And Swamp Radio's Ian Mairs joins us with a preview of their live summer show at the Florida Theatre this week.

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