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07/21/15: Mayor Curry's Budget Proposal; 'To Kill A Mockingbird'; Edward Waters College Asthma Study

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry presented his $1.14 billion city budget proposal to the City Council on Monday. His spending plan calls for more police officers and firefighters, as well as money for roads, bridges and libraries, among other things. We discuss the budget with regular contributor A.G. Gancarski of Folio Weekly and Florida Politics.

In this month's edition of our First Coast Connect Book Club, book blogger Stacey Goldring joins us with a look at Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird."

And we speak with Dr. Brian Seymour, researcher for the Edward Waters College Center for the Prevention of Health Disparities, about his recent study concerning the high rates of asthma among African Americans in Jacksonville.

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