Episode 19



October 4th, 2019

15 mins 19 secs

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About this Episode

It’s been almost a year since Hurricane Michael devastated the Florida Panhandle. Leaders of a group called Rebuild 850 say recovery is underway — but there’s a lot more work to be done and progress is slow.

Also, on today’s Sunrise:

— NPR’s chief economics correspondent Scott Horsley visits Florida to talk about reality-based reporting in a time when Americans seem to be living in different realities. Horsley says we’re all in this boat together, we’d better start acting like it.

Donald Trump visits The Villages to talk about supporting Medicare and opposing socialized medicine, which is somewhat a contradiction in terms.

— After just 20 days, backers of a proposition to legalize recreational marijuana for adults in Florida say they’ve already collected more than 100 thousand signatures. It’s enough to trigger a review by the Florida Supreme Court.

— A bill legalizing open carry of firearms has been filed for the 2020 Legislative Session. If passed, you wouldn’t need a concealed carry permit, or any license at all.

— A Palm Harbor woman was pulled over for driving while drinking a can of White Claw, which is seltzer water spiked with alcohol. The woman apparently thought it was OK because they’re only 5 percent alcohol.