05/27/15: Florida 2016; Recycle Florida Today; Author Mark Ribowsky; Better Speech And Hearing Month

May 27, 2015

What does Lenny Curry’s win here in Duval County mean for Florida and its 29 coveted electoral votes? Susan McManus, a professor of political science with the University of South Florida, joins the show to discuss how the GOP win in Jacksonville could have a ripple effect on the 2016 Presidential election in Florida.

In our Going Green segment, we discuss a statewide initiative to recycle 75 percent of Florida's trash by the year 2020 with Heather Armstrong, Executive Director of Recycle Florida Today, a statewide recycling professionals group of public, private and nonprofit recycling groups.

We speak with author Mark Ribowsky about his new book documenting the career and influence of southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd, "Whiskey Bottles and Brand-New Cars: The Fast Life and Sudden Death of Lynyrd Skynyrd."

And finally, ​May is Better Hearing and Speech Month, and the nonprofit Jacksonville Speech and Hearing Center wants to remind area residents that communication disorders are treatable.   Myron Pincomb, a board member of the Jacksonville Speech and Hearing Center, and Dr. Fenja Mattson, an audiologist who has worn hearing aids since she was a child, discuss the organizations mission and its fourth annual FinFest happening Saturday, May 30 at Timaquana Country Club. FinFest 2015: A Return to the River uses an island/beach theme to raise funds and awareness for patients of the Center who cannot afford treatment.