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As politicians and pastors speak out about violent crime in Jacksonville, mourners laid to rest the 13th homicide victim of the year Saturday.

22-month-old Aiden Michael McClendon was shot by a stray bullet January 29 as he sat inside a parked car. Police are investigating the possibly gang-related shooting.

Jacksonville has been Florida’s murder capital on and off for more than a decade now. As Mayor Lenny Curry works to reinvigorate the Jacksonville Journey anti-crime initiative, we examine the city's murder rate and root causes of crime in Jacksonville. Dr. Michael Hallet, professor of criminology and criminal justice at the University of North Florida, joins us.


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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.

With All Due Respect: Coke The Beautiful

Feb 19, 2014
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It’s hard to tell which organization made the biggest statement at the Super Bowl, the Seattle Seahawks or the Coca-Cola bottling company, and frankly, Coke’s story seems far more interesting than the game.

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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.