01/26/16: 2016 Voter State Of Mind; Joe Lamp'l; Graham Nash; Thodos Dance Chicago

Jan 26, 2016

This week, NPR is partnering with WJCT and other member stations to take a close look at the state of mind of American voters heading into the 2016 election.

From growing economic uncertainty, to fears of terrorism, to worries about our identity as a nation, the mood of the voters this year is anxious, frightened and angry.

We discuss the electorate's state of mind with John Delaney, University of North Florida president and former Jacksonville mayor; Tonyaa Weathersbee, Florida Times-Union columnist; Matt Corrigan, UNF professor of political science; and A.G. Gancarski, Florida Politics reporter.

We speak with Joe Lamp'l, host of the PBS gardening and sustainability series "Growing a Greener World." Lamp'l will deliver the keynote address at the United States Composting Council's annual meeting this week in downtown Jacksonville.

Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter Graham Nash joins us to discuss his new album, "This Path Tonight," and preview his show at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall this week.

The renowned Thodos Dance Chicago dance studio will perform "A Light in the Dark: The Story of Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan" at the Thrasher-Horne Center in Orange Park this week. This performance is part of a week-long residency that also includes master classes with local dance students. Thodos Dance Chicago founder Melissa Thodos and dancer Tenley Dorrill join us with more.

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