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First Coast Week in Review: A new superintendent, an old JEA concern

Stacey Bennett

Our media roundtable discusses the week’s biggest headlines. Among our topics:

  • A new leader for Duval County schools.
  • Lingering concerns over the departure of (another) JEA chief.
  • The closing of the beloved Sun-Ray Cinema in Five Points.
  • Pushback on “insulting” hate crime legislation.
  • State-mandated patriotism displacing Pride.


  • Florida Times-Union Metro Columnist Nate Monroe.
  • Tricia Booker, author, former reporter and journalism professor at the University of North Florida.
  • Will Brown, race, poverty and inequality reporter at Jacksonville Today.
  • Lew Turner, Good Morning Jacksonville anchor at First Coast News.

Then, Grammy-winning R&B and soul artist (and Jacksonville native) Jamison Ross visits Studio 2 ahead of his appearance Friday night at the Jacksonville Jazz Fest.

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