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Welcome to Redux, a podcast from WJCT News, featuring the best stories of the week and music from WJCT's After Hours programming. The podcast is hosted by Vince Kong.


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Recently ousted North Florida Congresswoman Corrine Brown appeared in a Jacksonville federal courtroom to update Judge James Klindt on what she’s done to establish stable representation in the fraud case against her.

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Welcome to Redux, a podcast from WJCT News, featuring the best stories of the week and music from WJCT's After Hours programming.

The podcast is hosted by Vince Kong.


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Former Democratic State Senator Al Lawson defeated 12-term District 5 Congresswoman Corrine Brown in the Democratic primary Tuesday night.

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The fraud trial of Congresswoman Corrine Brown will be postponed by a month after a judge ruled Tuesday she needs more time to find a new lawyer.

Federal Judge James Klindt granted her previous lawyers’ request to be dismissed from the case; it’s the third set of lawyers who’ve departed from Brown since her indictment.


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Florida Politics and Folio Weekly writer A.G. Gancarski talked with Melissa Ross Tuesday about next week’s primary election. Tobacco Free Florida has a new program to help people quit smoking, WJCT-TV is helping teens become successful adults and it’s time for “Wine, Women and Shoes” to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Florida. 

 

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A group of black Jacksonville pastors are calling for Circuit Judge Mark Hulsey to be removed from the bench as he faces charges of making racist and sexist slurs, along with other misconduct.


We discuss the week's top news stories for the full hour with our roundtable of local journalists.

Joining us are:

  • Tonyaa Weathersbee, Florida Times-Union columnist
  • A.G. Gancarski, Florida Politics writer
  • Lindsey Kilbride, WJCT News reporter
  • Tim Gibbons, Jacksonville Business Journal editor

Topics include the Democratic National Convention, a new study about the effect of climate change on Florida's coastal military installation, and more.

Al Lawson

Corrine Brown’s indictment on 24 charges of fraud may provide a political opening for her biggest challenger, former state Sen. Al Lawson of Tallahassee.

Lawson is the most high-profile contender to replace Brown in the District 5 Congressional seat she’s held for more than two decades.

He joins us to discuss his platform.

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Media Roundtable

We discuss the week's biggest news stories with our roundtable of local journalists: Sebastian Kitchen, Florida Times-Union reporter; Claire Goforth, Folio Weekly editor; Mark Judson, UNF Spinnaker editor; and blogger Fred Matthews.

Topics include the Republic National Convention, the federal investigation into Rep. Corrine Brown, and more.

Brown Pleads Not Guilty For Role In Suspected Fraud Scheme

Jul 8, 2016
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Updated 7/13/16

U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown (D-FL5) responded to her federal indictment in a blog post Sunday, suggesting charges against her are the result of racism.

Media Roundtable

We discuss the week's biggest news stories with our roundtable of local journalists: David Bauerlein, Florida Times-Union reporter; Fred Matthews, Examiner blogger; A.G. Gancarski, Florida Politics writer; and Mark Judson, UNF Spinnaker editor.

Topics include the shooting of five police officers during a protest in Dallas Thursday night, the indictment of Rep. Corrine Brown (D-Florida) by a federal grand jury over ethics violations, and more.

Sources: Federal Grand Jury Reaches Decision On Corrine Brown

Jul 7, 2016
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U.S. House of Representatives

A federal grand jury has concluded its proceedings, including an investigation of Rep. Corrine Brown (D-Florida). News4Jax also learned federal prosecutors could announce a decision as early as Friday.

Media Roundtable

We discuss the week's biggest news stories with our roundtable of local journalists: Mark Woods, Florida Times-Union columnist; Claire Goforth, Folio Weekly editor; Tim Gibbons, Jacksonville Business Journal editor; and WJCT News analyst John Burr.

Topics include the controversy surrounding a recent Florida Times-Union profile of City Councilman Reginald Gaffney and his nonprofit Community Rehabilitation Center, a new poll showing Marco Rubio neck-and-neck with Democrat Patrick Murphy for the US Senate, and more.

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If the election were today, it would be a tossup between incumbent Democratic Congresswoman Corrine Brown and challenger Al Lawson.

That’s according to a new poll by the University of North Florida Public Opinion Research Laboratory.

Media Roundtable Week in Review

We discuss the week's biggest news stories with our roundtable of local journalists: Sebastian Kitchen, Florida Times-Union reporter; Fred Matthews, Examiner blogger; Tim Gibbons, Jacksonville Business Journal editor; and WJCT News analyst John Burr.

Topics include Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry and City Councilman Garrett Dennis' meeting with United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro concerning the Eureka Garden housing complex, and more. 

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Congresswoman Corrine Brown, D-Jacksonville, said Wednesday she will run for re-election in her newly redrawn District 5.

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TALLAHASSEE — A federal court turned aside Democratic Congresswoman Corrine Brown's legal fight to keep her current district intact, setting the stage for a campaign that will range from Tallahassee to Jacksonville.

A three-judge panel based in Tallahassee unanimously ruled against Brown on Monday, saying she could not prove that a new east-west configuration of her district would dilute the ability of African-American voters to elect a candidate of their choice in 2016 or beyond. Brown's current district, which was found by the Florida Supreme Court to violate the state Constitution, ambles from Jacksonville in the north to Orlando in the south.

Media Roundtable Week in Review

We discuss the week's biggest news stories with our roundtable of local journalists: Paula Horvath, Florida Times-Union columnist; A.G. Gancarski, Florida Politics writer; Claire Goforth, Folio Weekly; and WJCT News analyst John Burr.

Topics include a House Ethics committee investigation into Florida Rep. Corrine Brown, an international company's expansion into Jacksonville, and more.

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A House Ethics Subcommittee has been formed to investigate Northeast Florida Congresswoman Corrine Brown (D-FL5).

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A federal court will hear arguments next week in Congresswoman Corrine Brown's battle against a redistricting plan that would force her to run in a dramatically reshaped district stretching across 200 miles of North Florida.

The head of Virginia-based One Door for Education Foundation pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud, as court documents show. 

The charity has close ties with U.S. Congresswoman Corrine Brown (D-FL5), who was served a subpoena in January in Jacksonville.

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A coalition of voting rights groups is asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by Jacksonville Congresswoman Corrine Brown (D-FL5).  

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Jacksonville Congresswoman Corrine Brown (D-FL5) is staying mum on why she was served a federal subpoena last week.

In Jacksonville Monday morning, Brown said she’s been advised not to speak about the specifics.

We discuss the week's top news stories with our roundtable of local journalists: Larry Hannan, Florida Times-Union reporter; A.G. Gancarski, Florida Politics writer; Claire Goforth, Folio Weekly writer; and Tim Gibbons, Jacksonville Business Journal editor.

Topics include the federal subpoena served to Rep. Corrine Brown (D-FL5) this week, Public Defender Matt Shirk seeking a third term in office, and more.

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Arguing that an east-west configuration for her district "combines far-flung communities worlds apart culturally and geographically," lawyers for U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown (D-FL5) asked a federal judge Tuesday to void Florida's latest congressional redistricting plan.

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U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown (D-FL5) plans to continue her legal fight against the redesigned Fifth Congressional District.

The district runs from Jacksonville south to Orlando, but the Florida Supreme Court recently approved a district map that shifts it west from Jacksonville to the Panhandle instead.

Brown filed a federal lawsuit in July after the court ruled her district violates Florida’s Fair Districts amendments, which prohibit drawing boundaries to protect an incumbent or political party.

Congresswoman Corrine Brown is planning to move out of a redrawn Congressional District Five, and former state Senator Al Lawson is looking to move in.

We discuss the week's top news stories with our roundtable of local journalists: Paula Horvath, Florida Times-Union columnist; A.G. Gancarski, Florida Politics writer; Matt Shaw, Folio Weekly editor; and WJCT analyst John Burr.

Topics include Mayor Lenny Curry this week convening the second of three community conversations about the city's human rights ordinance, Congresswoman Corrine Brown vowing legal action over a new congressional map, and more.

Duval County Schools Under Civil Rights Review

Nov 24, 2015
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The Duval County school district is under review by the Department of Education's Civil Rights Office, according to a letter sent to Congresswoman Corrine Brown.

The compliance review is periodically required to make sure Duval County Public Schools is not discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age, the letter said.

The letter was sent by the assistant secretary for civil rights to Rep. Corrine Brown.

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