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Lakesha Burton's campaign; Rick Steves 'Art of Europe'; Viva La Fiesta 

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Will Brown
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Jacksonville Today
Lakesha Burton is the Democratic candidate for Duval County Sheriff.

Lakesha Burton, who is a candidate in the runoff to be the next Jacksonville sheriff, says she’s been told to stop wearing her uniform in campaign ads. It is the latest point of contention in an increasingly nasty race to succeed departed sheriff Mike Williams. Recently, Burton came under fire in a 30-second ad from opponent T.K. Waters. The ad makes allegations against Burton, including one that says she may have violated campaign finance laws. Burton spoke to us about her plan for public safety in Duval County as sheriff.

Guest: Lakesha Burton, Jacksonville sheriff candidate.

Rick Steves 'Art of Europe'

Beloved PBS host Rick Steves is back this month with the new series "Art of Europe" airing on JAX PBS beginning Sunday. Rick spoke with us about the new series. It brings together the greatest masterpieces he's featured over the decades into a cohesive, entertaining and inspiring story of Europe's art and architecture. This special features Rick going on an ambitious sweep through the entire span of European art history, beginning in prehistoric Europe, Egypt and ancient Greece. Rick weaves a compelling narrative through ancient Rome, medieval Europe, the Renaissance, the Baroque period and the Age of Revolution, and the modern age.

Viva La Fiesta

Jacksonville is closing out Hispanic Heritage Month with the 4th annual Viva La Fiesta, the Hispanic Heritage Festival. It takes place from 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday. Yanira Cardona of Yaya Productions created and organized the event in collaboration with Norsan Media and James Weldon Johnson Park, which is hosting the event. The official artist of the event is Fulanito. Guests can enjoy the festivities in James Weldon Johnson Park and learn about Hispanic culture and traditions with music, typical Mexican and Brazilian dances, kids area, Latin food and much more. Free Salsa and Bachata classes by Sakoso Dance group will be available during the festival too. The event is free, but VIP tickets are available for $25 and can be purchased the day of the event.

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Gary Autry is joining WJCT from Florida State College at Jacksonville as a production intern for the fall 2022 semester. A native of the First Coast, Gary is finishing his bachelor’s degree in communication and media this fall.