Episode 20

Fine mess


October 7th, 2019

20 mins 58 secs

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About this Episode

Impeachment fever is sweeping Washington, and Florida Republicans are trying to figure out how to deal with the mess. While North Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz plays defense, he also thinks House Democrats will impeach Donald Trump by Thanksgiving.

Also, in today’s Sunrise:

— Florida’s Craig Fugate, who used to run the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the state Division of Emergency Management gives us his take on Sharpie-gate. Fugate says it was a simple mistake that should have been corrected instead of trying to make forecasters cover for the President’s gaffe.

— A Florida veteran laid to rest last week died without any family — according to the obituary — so the word went out on social media and thousands of people showed up. However, Ed Pearson did indeed have two sons and a good reason they didn’t attend. They thought he was dead.

— The Florida Department of Education launches a “listening tour” about new academic standards for public schools, starting this afternoon at Sebring Middle School.

Bruce Campbell, a 63-year-old Loxahatchee man, lucked into a treasure trove of recordings made during World War II on a machine called a “RecordGraph.” One of those recordings was of a war correspondent George Hicks, on a Navy communications ship during the D-Day invasion, complete with anti-aircraft fire off the coast of Normandy on June 6, 1944.