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06/08/16: Vernell Bing, Jr Shooting; Hands Only CPR; Stephanie Nickolich; 'The Little Mermaid'

Vernell Bing, Jr. Shooting

The police shooting death of Vernell Bing Jr. continues to provoke outrage across many neighborhoods in Jacksonville.

The incident has sparked longstanding tensions, at a time when Sheriff Mike Williams says he wants to focus his agency on improving relations in the neighborhoods most angry with his police force.

The 22-year-old Bing, who was unarmed, died on May 22 after crashing a stolen Chevrolet Camaro head-on into a braking patrol car at 53 miles an hour, ending a high-speed chase at a Springfield street corner.

The officer involved, Tyler Landreville, fired five times at Bing after he refused to comply with Landreville’s commands.

Protests and pressure have been constant since Bing’s death, with local organizations calling for an independent review of the incident and a Justice Department investigation.

Ben Frazier is with the local chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, one of the groups calling for more transparency in the case.

He joins us with his thoughts.

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Hands Only CPR

This week is CPR and AED Awareness Week, a time set aside to spotlight how lives can be saved if more Americans know how to administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

And in particular, that means a technique called hands-only CPR.

We discuss how this technique and AEDs can save lives with Jill Henderson, clinical nurse educator and CPR advocate with Mayo Clinic, and J.R. Bourne, a local cardiac arrest survivor.

Stephanie Nickolich

Global entrepreneur and coach Stephanie Nickolich joins us with a preview of her talk at the popular Women's Wednesdays series in St. Augustine.

'The Littler Mermaid'

Theatre Jacksonville is bringing the story of Disney's The Little Mermaid to the stage this weekend.

We learn more about the production with Sara Boone, executive director of Theatre Jacksonville, and costume designer Kimberly Burns.

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