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Atlantic Beach LEED Gold; 'True Crime Nation'; Jacksonville mayoral race; Mobile Giving Machine

Welcome to Atlantic Beach sign.
Davide Santoriello

Atlantic Beach is taking a lead in green building. The city has achieved LEED Gold certification and is the first city in the world to recertify under the LEED for Cities and Communities Rating System.


'True Crime Nation'

Tonight, host Chris Hansen of "To Catch a Predator" fame debuts a new series on the TruBlu streaming network. "True Crime Nation" takes viewers inside the most compelling crime stories where they will see and hear things they will experience nowhere else. Hansen also profiles several cases here in Florida.

Guest: Chris Hansen.

Jacksonville mayoral race

A crowded field of candidates is running to become Jacksonville's mayor. The election isn’t until next spring, but the first official forum in the race took place Monday at the downtown Rotary Club.

Guest: Raymon Troncoso of WJCT News.

Mobile Giving Machine

After visits to New York’s Rockefeller Plaza and London’s Hyde Park in seasons past, the world-famous Light the World Mobile Giving Machine is coming to Florida this Christmas season.

These bright red vending machines work in reverse by giving people an opportunity to buy much-needed items for local and global charities.

Guest: Gail Susan Pannell, communications director for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ Jacksonville Coordinating Council.

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Randy comes to Jacksonville from the South Florida Sun Sentinel, where, as metro editor, he led investigative coverage of the Parkland school shooting that won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for public service. He has spent more than 40 years in reporting and editing positions in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Ohio and Florida. You can reach Randy at or on Twitter, @rroguski.