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Bakari Sellers endorses Nikki Fried; obesity as a national security threat; monarch butterfly; local sports

Former South Carolina House lawmaker Bakari Sellers addresses a candidate cookoff crowd on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, in Orangeburg, S.C. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)
Meg Kinnard
Former South Carolina House lawmaker Bakari Sellers addresses a candidate cookoff crowd on Oct. 18, 2019, in Orangeburg, South Carolina.

Early voting is underway next week in Florida’s primary election. One race on the ballot will decide which Democrat faces Gov. Ron DeSantis in November.

A new poll shows former Gov. Charlie Crist and Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried in a dead heat for that nomination.

Fried will hold a town hall in Jacksonville tomorrow to rally her supporters. She is bringing in high-profile surrogates from Florida and beyond, including former South Carolina politician Bakari Sellers. Sellars is now an analyst for CNN.

Guest: Bakari Sellers, former member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, CNN commentator.

Obesity as a national security threat

America is increasingly a nation of overweight and obese people, and corporate America says it's affecting its bottom line and even becoming a national security issue.

Guest: Dr. Husain Abbas, bariatric surgeon, Memorial Hospital.

Monarch butterfly

The International Union for the Conservation of Nature added the migratory monarch butterfly to its “Red List” of threatened species and classified it as endangered.

Guest: Jaret Daniels, entomologist, University of Florida; curator for Lepidoptera, Florida Museum of Natural History.

Local Sports

WJCT Sports Analyst Josh Torres joined us with updates on the Jaguars’ training camp and what we can expect from the team this season.

Guest: Josh Torres, WJCT sports analyst.

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Katherine Hobbs was Associate Producer of talk shows at WJCT until 2022.