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05/11/16: London Elects Muslim Mayor; Open Heart Surgery Alternative; Jay Solomon; The Cummer Museum

London Elects Muslim Mayor

Reaction continues to pour in around the world at news that London has elected its first Muslim mayor.

Sadiq Khan, the London-born son of Pakistani immigrants, was elected last week by a wide margin after a campaign that saw his Conservative rival Zac Goldsmith accuse him of having shared platforms with Islamic extremists.

Khan has joined with Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo in a scathing rebuke of Donald Trump over his call to ban Muslims entering the U.S, as well as Trump’s suggestion that he would make an exception for Mr. Khan.

Khan says he plans to visit the US before the November election in case Trump becomes president.

UNF professor of finance Dr. Parvez Ahmed is a member of Jacksonville's Human Rights Commission and a frequent writer and commentator about the American Muslim experience. He joins us with his thoughts about the impact of Sadiq Khan's election.

Open Heart Surgery Alternative

Baptist Health and Baptist Heart Specialists are providing comprehensive minimally invasive treatment for conditions impacting valves of the heart.

We speak with cardiologist Dr. Ruby Satpathy, director of Baptist Health's Structural Heart Program, about the latest advancements in treatment for mitral regurgitation for patients who are not good candidates for open heart surgery.

Jay Solomon

Occasional contributor Jay Solomon shares his thoughts about immigration reform in his latest "With All Due Respect" commentary.

The Cummer Museum

It's a new chapter for Jacksonville’s Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens.

A Formosan termite infestation at the old Woman’s Club Building in Riverside next to the museum means that building has to be demolished. But the good news is, a new structure will go up in its place.

In this week's Going Green segment, we speak with Hope McMath, director of the he Cummer Museum, about their efforts to rebuild and prevent further infestations.

Sean Birch joined the WJCT team in late 2011 and was with the company until 2016.