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Local crime; Dining Out For Life; 48 Hour Film Festival; Shrek The Musical Jr.

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State Attorney Melissa Nelson

Jacksonville has been known as the state’s murder capital for decades. The city’s gun violence and homicide rates have been sky high, with many failed attempts over the years to try to reduce violent crime in the city; however, thanks to the State’s Attorney’s Office, published reports are saying there is a 30% drop in murder rates and a 17% drop in shootings.

Guest: Melissa Nelson, state attorney.

Dining Out For Life

Dining Out for Life is going on all day today on behalf of the Northeast Florida Aids Network. If you eat out locally today, part of your bill will support local patients with HIV and AIDS.

Guests:

  • Derrick Odom, spokesperson for Dining Out for Life.
  • Austin Browning, marketing and social media manager for NFAN.

48 Hour Film Project

The Jacksonville 48 Hour Film Project kicks off Friday with screenings at WJCT Studios.

Guests: Adam and Monique Madrid, festival creators.

'Shrek the Musical Jr.'

"Shrek the Musical Jr." takes the stage this Saturday with two shows at Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church. It tells the classic Shrek story but with some young and talented cast members

Guest: Darryl Reuben Hall, of Stage Aurora.

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Patrick Cantin is joining WJCT from the University of North Florida as a news intern for the fall 2020 semester.
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