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Decision to kill climate and clean energy legislation affects Florida; recycling best practices; Femme Fire Books; 'Big Thrift Energy'

In this Wednesday, May 13, 2015 photo, some of the more than 37,000 solar panels gather sunlight at the Space Coast Next Generation Solar Center, in Merritt Island, Fla. Industry experts rank Florida third in the nation in rooftop solar energy potential but 13th in the amount of solar energy generated. Renewable energy experts and the solar industry say Florida lags behind because the state is one of only four that require solar energy to be sold exclusively by utilities. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
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More than 37,000 solar panels gather sunlight at the Space Coast Next Generation Solar Center, in Merritt Island, Florida.

West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin’s decision to kill a climate and clean energy package will have effects on the Florida environment and economy. Florida will not have a federal or state-led solution to curve the billions in climate damage affecting Florida each year.

Guest: Bob Keefe, executive director, Environmental Entrepreneurs; author of "CLIMATENOMICS: Washington, Wall Street and the Economic Battle to Save Our Planet."

Recycling best practices

After a major halt in trash pickup and recycling services in Jacksonville, recycling is back; however, the city says that many residents are not recycling properly.

Guest: Ron Salem, City Council member.

Femme Fire Books 

Over the weekend, Femme Fire Books, a new independent bookstore, celebrated the grand opening with a pop-up market. The indie bookstore aims to highlight women, people of color and local authors.

Guest: Vanessa Nicolle, owner, Femme Fire Books.

'Big Thrift Energy'

Jacksonville author Virginia Chamlee has been collecting vintage and antique items all her life.

Chamlee’s new book, "Big Thrift Energy," teaches you about shopping affordably, vintage home decor and styling thrifted items in a modern home.

Guest: Virginia Chamlee, author, "Big Thrift Energy."

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Trinity Webster-Bass is a sophomore at Howard University from Jacksonville. At Howard University, she is a member of the Cathy Hughes School of Communication Annenberg Honors Program and the president of the Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting Howard University Chapter. Trinity is excited to serve as a production intern at WJCT because of her love for public radio. You can reach Trinity on her Twitter at @trinitywbass.