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Fair Housing

April marks Fair Housing Month.

It’s a time to commemorate the 1968 passage of the Fair Housing Act, which prohibits discrimination in housing. Citizens cannot be discriminated against based on gender, race, color, national origin, religion, disability or family status. Local ordinances may offer additional protection.

The 2016 Florida Fair Housing Summit takes place next week in Orlando.

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

Topics include this week's community conversation hosted by Jacksonville Mayor Lenny and Sheriff Mike Williams about youth violence and public safety, the new investigation into the sinking of the cargo ship El Faro, and more.


  The Jacksonville Public Education Fund released its annual public education perceptions poll this week.

The results found that most Duval County residents support a small increase in taxes to support public education.

We discuss the numbers with JPEF President Trey Csar.


Police records show there are around 1,300 unsolved murders in Jacksonville dating back to 1970. The city has roughly the same number of unsolved murders as the entire state of Colorado. We discuss efforts to change investigation procedures and offer more support to victims' families. WJCT reporter Lindsey Kilbride, Project Cold Case executive director Ryan Backmann and JSO head of investigations Chief Tom Hackney join us.


iPad Helps First Coast Girl With Autism Speak Out

Oct 2, 2014
HEAL Foundation

“Hi. Thank you for releasing my voice.”

These were the first words typed onto an iPad by Lanier Weed, a 16-year old girl living with autism.