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Jacksonville mayoral candidate Omega Allen joins us to discuss her platform. Allen, Jacksonville native and a certified general contractor, is the only woman running in the mayor's race.

The Financial News & Daily Record's Karen Brune Mathis speaks with Generation W founder Donna Orender is this month's edition of our First Coast Success segment.

And sports contributor Cole Pepper joins us with the outcome of the Daytona 500, Jacksonville Armada soccer news and more.

JCCI

Jacksonville Community Council, Inc. (JCCI) recently launched their latest initiative, Re-Think Aging. This citizen-based inquiry aims to give the public a chance to influence decisions on all aspects of our local quality of life that affect mobility and independence for seniors, everything from housing to transportation. We speak with Ben Warner, CEO of JCCI, and Earl Evens, executive director of the AgeWell Institute, with Baptist Health.

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Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler has proposed sweeping new regulations governing broadband Internet service. The FCC will vote on the proposal later this month. The measure would guarantee what is known as net neutrality by banning broadband companies from discriminating between different content providers based on how much they can pay. We speak with Ray Hollister and Tom Braun, the hosts of WJCT's technology podcast Deemable Tech.

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This weekend's seventh annual Urban Education Symposium aims to help First Coast teachers more effectively teach young African-American males. We speak with symposium organizers Cleve Warren and Dr. Barbara Darby about their efforts to close the achievement gap for this group.

Then Cindy Williams, director of UF Health North's Birth Center, joins us to discuss Jacksonville's newest medical facility.

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Every year, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development requires counties that receive funding for homeless services to conduct a survey of people who live on the streets. The annual Point in Time Count for Northeast Florida will be conducted this week in Duval, Clay and Nassau Counties. The results will be used to find ways to reduce the number of homeless people in the area by getting them into housing and jobs.

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As the country observes the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, we speak with State of the Re:Union host Al Letson about race in America. Following the grand jury decisions in the Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases in 2014, Letson wrote commentaries about his personal experience as an African-American man growing up in Jacksonville. He will host a community conversation about race issues as part of WJCT's Race In The River City town hall event in January.

Nancy Soderberg, national security and foreign policy strategist, and A.G. Gancarski, Jacksonville writer and Folio Weekly columnist, join us to discuss the aftermath of the terrorist attacks in Paris and the fight against radical extremism.

We also speak with Dr. Bud Hammes, one of America's foremost authorities on advanced care planning, about the importance of end of life care.

And Cole Pepper joins the show to talk college football and the NFL playoffs in this week's First Coast Sports Wrap Up.

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The scoreboards may have been the largest draw to EverBank Field this weekend, but there was some action on the field as well. Cole Pepper has it all in his weekly sports wrap.

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The U.S. men’s national soccer team faces off against Nigeria on Saturday night at EverBank Field.

Jacksonville Jaguars

The Jacksonville Jaguars, Suns, Sharks, Armada, the U.S. men's national soccer team, and powerboat racing are all making waves this week. Cole Pepper told us all about it in his weekly sports wrap.

PGA Tour

This week marks the 41st year of The Players Championship Tournament, shining the golf world's spotlight once again on the First Coast.

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It was a rout in New Jersey last night as the Seattle Seahawks dominated the Dever Broncos to win Super Bowl XLVIII, 43-8.

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Need to boost your manliness this Super Bowl Sunday? We've got just the recipe for you.

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