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The making of a 'kingmaker'

Gov. Ron DeSantis, left, and Kent Stermon.
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Gov. Ron DeSantis and Kent Stermon.

On today’s show, a new investigation into Republican "kingmaker" Kent Stermon. Daily Dot reporter Claire Goforth joins us to talk about her deep dive into the story of a GOP insider who once had unfettered access to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.

Florida Supreme Court abortion rulings

Longtime political consultant and former political reporter John Daigle and Jacksonville University College of Law Dean Nick Allard explore the legal and political ramifications of the Florida Supreme Court’s recent abortion-related decisions.

Weekend activities 

Yaya Cardona of Cre8Jax shares the biggest events on the First Coast. From livestock shows at the Clay Country Fair to a blues festival at the beach, this week’s lineup includes something for everyone. Check out the full event listing here.

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Anne Schindler joined WJCT News 89.9 as host of First Coast Connect in October 2023, after nearly three decades in Jacksonville print and television. Anne has worked in the Jacksonville media market since 1995, first as a reporter for the original Folio Weekly, then as the publication’s editor-in-chief from 2002 until her departure. In 2012, Anne transitioned to television as executive producer of special projects for First Coast News, Northeast Florida’s NBC and ABC affiliates. You can reach Anne at <a href=""></a>.