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First Coast Week in Review: The next superintendent and the politics of stadium financing

Stacey Bennett

It’s the biggest stories of the week:

  • The proposed salary for Duval’s incoming schools superintendent is raising some eyebrows, plus a new controversy involving allegations of bullying and racism.
  • Politics shroud the financing of stadium renovations.
  • The community is up in arms after an auto shop flies a Nazi flag alongside a U.S. and Palestinian flag to protest the Israeli invasion in Gaza.

We talk about all that and more with our all-star panel on our Friday Week in Review.

  • Anne Maxwell, investigative reporter for WJXT.
  • David Bauerlein, reporter for the Florida Times-Union.
  • Megan Mallicoat, reporter for Jacksonville Today.
  • Nikesha Williams, contributor for Jacksonville Today.

Then, a 10-year-old Florida girl is helping to change perceptions and shape new narratives about African American contributions to cowboy history and rodeo culture.

  • Shailyn Williams, Black Rodeo USA performer.
  • Tracy Richey, mother of Shailyn Williams.
  • Gwen Tarpley, Jacksonville chairwoman, Black Rodeo USA.
  • Inger Douglas, Jacksonville chairwoman, Black Rodeo USA.
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Jamie Valet has covered local news and entertainment in Northeast Florida/Southeast Georgia for over 25 years. One of her favorite roles was co-producing and booking guests for a live local talk show, "The Chat," which aired live weekdays on First Coast News. Jamie has a decade of experience working in corporate communications, most recently for IKEA U.S., where she was responsible for media relations, marketing, and external and internal communications in the Jacksonville market. She also has experience in the nonprofit sector, where she coordinated area events and managed multiple social media platforms. <br/><br/>