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City Council at-large election; 'Misfire: Inside the Downfall of the NRA'; Local sports; Vinyl shortage

"I Voted" stickers are seen at a polling place Sunday in Steubenville, Ohio.
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Voting stickers are seen at a polling place in Steubenville, Ohio.

Duval County mailed out 83,275 ballots last week for the City Council at-large election. The seat was recently vacated by the death of Democrat Tommy Hazouri.

The election will be Jacksonville’s first since Florida’s new, stricter election law took effect this summer, and low voter turnout is expected.

Early voting begins on Nov. 27. Voters who want to vote by mail must submit their request by Nov. 29.

Guest: A.G. Gancarski, Florida Politics reporter and Jacksonville Today opinion columnist

'Misfire: Inside the Downfall of the NRA'

The National Rifle Association has a long and complicated history. It began in 1871 as an institution that taught soldiers marksmanship, but it became a far-right political group with deep links to Russia over the years.

Author Tim Mak, an investigative reporter for NPR, interviewed more than 100 staff members and combed through articles, leaked documents, court documents and other correspondence.

The book follows the NRA’s CEO and Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre and LaPierre’s wife, Susan. Mak follows the couple’s crimes and how they changed the organization’s trajectory.

Guest: Tim Mak, author of Misfire: Inside the Downfall of the NRA

Local Sports

WJCT Sports Analyst Josh Torres joined us with updates on a busy week in local sports. The Jaguars lost to the Indianapolis Colts, and local college football, basketball, and volleyball teams made news nationwide.

The Street League Skateboarding Super Crown Championship came to town this weekend and sold out. Pamela Rosa won the women’s title, and Jagger Eaton won the men’s.

The World Surf League held the Super Girl Surf Pro at Jacksonville Beach this weekend as well. Alyssa Spencer beat Caroline Marks to win the event, her second qualifying series win, making her the top female surfer in the North America Regional Rankings.

Guest: Josh Torres, WJCT sports analyst

Vinyl Shortage

The shortage of vinyl is affecting our local music scene as material shortages, lack of production capacity, and demand depletes resources.

Guest: Matt Shaw, WJCT arts and culture editor

Florida Roundup Associate Producer Katherine Hobbs can be reached at khobbs@wjct.org or on Twitter at @KatherineGHobbs.