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Incoming Jacksonville City Council President Randy White

Stacey Bennett

Newly elected Jacksonville City Council President Randy White will begin his tenure July 1. He joins us today to discuss stadium expenditures and policy priorities and to answer your questions.

Then, in the wake of the housing crisis, thousands of Jacksonville renters faced eviction in 2023. A newly created eviction diversion program seeks to stabilize housing by offering assistance to renters experiencing short-term payment issues.

Guest: Colleen Rodriguez, CEO of Jewish Family and Community Services.

And, Corner Gallery’s artist in residence shares the vision behind her latest installation, meant to provoke empathy and encourage a culture of reciprocity.


Plus, the fastest growing sport in America is coming to the Talleyrand neighborhood. Toon Town pickleball unveils its 23,000-square-foot indoor court and the inspiration behind it.

Guest: Richard Parkes, director of pickleball activities at Toon Town.

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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.