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08/25/15: End Of Special Session; Ximenez-Fatio House Museum; Tech Coast Conference; David Luckin

Florida legislators dissolved their two­-week special session Friday without agreeing on a update to the state's congressional district map.They were ordered to redraw the district lines by the State Supreme Court earlier this year, but couldn’t come to terms. The complicated task of redrawing the maps is now set to go to the courts. We discuss the issue with Mike Binder, professor of political science at UNF.

In our America's First City segment celebrating St. Augustine's 450th Commemoration, we speak with Julie Gatlin, Director of the Ximenez-Fatio House Museum. This historic Spanish boarding house has been rated one of the top attractions in St. Augustine by Trip Advisor.

The 2015 Tech Coast Conference is set for this Friday at the Prime Osborn Convention Center. This all-day symposium provides a forum for local businesses, IT decision makers, the skilled local talent pool and technology innovators from around the world to share advances, opportunities and solutions within the growing tech industry. We preview the event with Dr. Wendy Norfleet, Dean of Career Education at FSCJ; Mike Nolan, President of the Information Technology Council for the Jax Chamber; and UshaMohan, Tech Coast Conference board member.

Finally, WJCT Music Director and "Electro Lounge" host David Luckin joins us with a special CD giveaway.

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