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First Coast Connect

First Coast Week in Review

Police officers attend a City Council meeting.
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Police officers attend a City Council meeting.

Today, our panel of media experts discuss the biggest news of the week. Our topics include:

  • City Council has expanded the power of the Jacksonville sheriff in wrongful death claims. The changes also apply to other constitutional officers in the city.
  • A controversial monument bill supported by white supremecists is on life support.
  • Duval County is trying again to find a new superintendent of schools.

Our guests include:

Racial reckoning

Retired Brigadier General and Civil War scholar Ty Seidule discusses his personal journey and racial reckoning in the memoir, Robert E Lee and Me: A Southerner’s Reckoning with the Myth of the Lost Cause.

Winterland VI

Lena Simon and Glenn Van Dyke, co-founders of the artist-led Winterland Festival, preview the event. This year’s installment takes place Feb. 23 through 25 at James Weldon Johnson Park and features local artists and nationally touring acts.

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Stacey Bennett is the producer of "First Coast Connect" and "What's Health Got to Do With It?" She is a Jacksonville-based singer-songwriter who performs under the nom de plume Folk is People. Stacey holds bachelor's degrees in both political science and psychology from the University of North Florida and a master's in business administration from Saint Leo University.