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03/24/16: Brussels Attacks; Heart Glu Foundation; Jax Documetary Film Festival; Kerry Speckman


Brussels Attacks

The manhunt continues for the five terrorists authorities have identified as playing a part in Tuesday's terror attacks in Brussels, Belgium, that killed 31 people and injured 270.

Meanwhile officials say this morning that the Islamic State group has trained at least 400 fighters to target Europe in deadly waves of attacks, deploying interlocking terror cells like the ones that struck Brussels and Paris with orders to choose the time, place and method for maximum carnage.

We discuss the attacks with Nancy Soderberg, former ambassador and deputy national security advisor to President Clinton.

Heart Glu Foundation

Ricky King, executive director of Jacksonville-based Heart Glu Foundation, joins us to discuss the group's work to boost academic performance in Duval County Public Schools.

Jacksonville Documentary Film Festival

The Jacksonville Documentary Film Festival will bring dozens of documentary films from around the world to the Five Points neighborhood next month. We preview the event with festival founders Ashley McLaughlin and Elizabeth Lawrence.

Kerry Speckman

Blogger Kerry Speckman of joins us with a look at events happening around town this weekend.