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05/18/16: Police Shootings Of Unarmed Civilians; Stroke; Eve Awards; Craft Beer Fest

Police Shootings

It’s a provocative new look at the killings of unarmed civilians by police.

Police detective Nick Selby has taken an in-depth look into this hot topic.

Are police being fair? Are they targeting African-Americans? Are they treating minorities differently? In his new book, In Context: Understanding Police Killings of Unarmed Civilians, Selby seeks the answers to these questions.

Nick Selby joins us with a look at the complicated picture of this issue.


Clinical stroke trials at the Stroke & Cerebrovascular Center at Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville are giving new hope to people who otherwise were past the window for minimally invasive treatment.

About 795,000 Americans each year suffer a new or recurrent stroke, according to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.

On average, a stroke occurs every 40 seconds and is the number five cause of death taking nearly 129,000 lives a year. Stroke is also the leading cause of long-term disability.

May is National Stroke Awareness Month.

We speak with neurovascular surgeon Dr. Ricardo Hanel, director of the Baptist Neurological Institute, about the new tirals.

Eve Awards

The Florida Times-Union's Eve Awards, the annual event honoring some of the top female leaders in our area, is set for June 2.

This year's event will also feature the Eve Women’s Summit exploring ways to enhance women’s leadership here on the First Coast.

Frank Denton, chief editor at the Florida Times-Union, and Hope McMath, executive director of the Cummer Museum, join us with a preview.

Craft Beer Festival

We learn about this week's 8th annual Craft and Import Beer Fest with Andrew Cattel, head brewer at Intuition Ale Works, Mike White, CEO of Client Focused Media, and Andrea Caine of Daily's.

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