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11/23/15: Jordan Davis Anniversary; Author Bert Herring; Artist Julien De Casabianca; Cole Pepper

November 23 marks the third anniversary of the shooting of Jacksonville teen Jordan Davis. Davis was killed on Black Friday, 2012, after a gas station altercation with Michael Dunn over loud music.

Davis was an African-American teen. Dunn, who is white, is currently serving a life sentence in the killing. However, he controversially was tried twice for the murder, with a jury deadlocking on a first-degree murder charge the first time around.

HBO is marking the anniversary tonight as the cable channel debuts the new documentary "3 ½ Minutes, 10 Bullets," which details Davis' death and Dunn's trials.

Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder, UNF race expert and  associate professor of sociology, joins us to discuss the impact these events had on the national conversation surrounding race and justice.

As Thanksgiving approaches, local physician and author Dr. Bert Herring shares what he calls a simple way to maintain your weight during the season of holiday meals. Herring  provides a set of 15 sustainable tools to build a weight loss and weight maintenance lifestyle in his new book, "AC: The Power of Appetite Correction."

French artist and filmmaker Julien de Casabianca conspired to release some of the world’s great art, typically locked away inside museums, into urban settings. His global Outings project is now in more than 70 locations around the world, including Jacksonville. We discuss the project with Casabianca, Cummer Museum director Hope McMath, and Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville executive director Tony Allegretti.

And Cole Pepper drops by with a look at the Jacksonville Jaguars' win against the Tennessee Titans last week and other local sports news.

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