The manner in which a city conducts business not only impacts outcomes for local business owners and taxpayers but also establishes by default its standards and measures of practice that over time become the city’s unofficial playbook for public officials, city administrators, and its citizens.
In 2018, writing as the Capitol Reporter for the Tallahassee Democrat, Jeffrey Schweers unveiled the results of his extensive research into an ongoing FBI investigation focused upon the dealings of then Tallahassee City Commissioner Scott Mattox and his business associate, Paige Carter-Smith. The story and those that followed in rapid succession shook the foundation of local government and the local business community, and raised the ire of local citizens over what had long been suspected was a pay-to-play scheme designed to make some people rich at the expense of others, especially taxpayers.
From an earlier broadcast, we will hear Jeffrey talk with Brien about the impetus for his investigation and the anticipated outcomes for Mattox, Carter-Paige, and local real estate developer, J.T. Burnett.
Randy Webster is a local blues musician whose Big Daddy and Red Hot Java band has toured internationally and produced several albums.
From an earlier conversation, Randy will talk with Brien about his extensive music career and his view of the local music scene.
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