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Jacksonville Mayor Pushes For New Gun Tracking Technology

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry is asking the city council to approve emergency funding for new gun identification technology. The Integrated Ballistic Identification System uses a shell casing’s “fingerprint” to track down a shooter faster than ever. The new tech is expected to cost the city $250,000.

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Reveal: Deadly Waters

The U.S. Navy spends billions of dollars each year building and repairing ships. But how safe are the shipyards where that work is done? Reporter Jennifer Gollan and producer Stan Alcorn investigate how lax safety has been allowed to persist at shipyar…

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2/15/2017: OCEARCH; Mark Lamping- Daily’s Place; Duval County’s Graduation Rate; Arts Awards

Wednesday on “First Coast Connect” we spoke by phone with OCEARCH founder and expedition leader Chris Fischer along with Jacksonville University Marine Science Research Institute Executive Director Quint White, who was in studio, about a collaboration to study sharks on campus. We also spoke with Jacksonville Jaguars President Mark Lamping , who gave us an update on the Daily’s Place Amphitheater being built next to Everbank Field. Erin Mangan of Communities in Schools of Jacksonville talked about programs implemented to help the school district’s graduation rate, and the Cultural Council of Jacksonville’s Ryan Ali told us about some the winners of this year’s Arts Awards with honorary chair Heather Moore.

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Reveal: Trial By Fire

In 1988, six firefighters in Kansas City, Missouri, were killed in a blast at a highway construction site. Nine years later, five people were convicted of setting the fires that led to the deaths. And now, almost 30 years later, Reveal investigates problems in the case: There was no physical evidence linking the five to the crime, and their convictions were based on witness testimony – a lot of it conflicting.

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Jacksonville City Council Approves ‘Equal Opportunity’ Ordinance

The Jacksonville City Council has passed a law requiring more demographic reporting from city agencies. It also recommends funding the position of equal opportunity manager to ensure city entities are doing everything they can to broaden their workforces. Councilman Garrett Dennis, the bill’s sponsor, told his colleagues the law affirms Jacksonville’s commitment to diversity. “We have an opportunity to affirm what is already stated in our ordinance code — ‘a diverse public workforce that is representative of our community is desirable and can be achieved through equal opportunity, equal access and aggressive recruiting,’ ” he said. Dennis filed the bill in response to an ongoing federal investigation into complaints of racial discrimination at JEA . The bill now goes to Mayor Lenny Curry’s desk for his signature. Reporter Ryan Benk can be reached at rbenk@wjct.org , 904-358-6319 or on Twitter @RyanMichaelBenk .

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