01/20/15: Floridians For Solar Choice; Stickely Furniture Historian; ScaleUp North Florida

Jan 20, 2015

Tory Perfetti, chairman of Floridians for Solar Choice and Florida director of Conservatives for Energy Freedom (l) and Stephen Smith, executive director of the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (r)
Credit Floridians for Solar Choice

An unlikely coalition of Tea Party groups, environmentalists, Libertarians, business leaders and more is working to ramp up solar power in Florida. The group Floridians for Solar Choice is trying to put an initiative on the 2016 ballot to allow people to generate their own solar power, and then sell it directly to other consumers. We speak with Stephen Smith, executive director of the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, about their efforts.

Then Stickley Furniture historian Mike Danial joins the show to discuss the fascination with the famed 110-year-old brand. Danial will appear at the Jacksonville Furniture Mart this Saturday.

And we speak with Jennifer Marko, program director with ScaleUp North Florida, a new initiative from the U.S. Small Business Administration to help local entrepreneurs grow their business.