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State of the Re:Union: Jacksonville, Florida

Saturdays at 6am on 93.9FM, 2pm on AM820. Sundays at 6am and 8pm on AM820. 1/5-2/3/2013

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Saturday, January 26, 2013

Jacksonville, Florida, is a lot of things: a military town. A church town. A beach town. And it can be all those things because Jacksonville is the largest city in the whole country: 841 acres of sprawl, highways and strip malls dotted with tiny, unique neighborhoods. How does a place this huge and diverse lurch forward to keep pace with the rest of the country? The quick answer: often, it doesn’t. But once in a while, in small surprising ways, this place can be an incubator for innovation. In host Al Letson’s hometown episode, SOTRU asks: is Jacksonville is moving backward, stuck in neutral, or shifting towards progress?

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