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The Keys Struggle To Recover, Liberace In South Florida, Horror Movie Mania

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Buzzcut was filmed completely in Key West by Directed by Jon Rhoads & Mike Marrero

Major resorts in the Keys are closing for months due to hurricane damage. The biggest may be the Hawks Cay Resort in Duck Key, which has announced it will close until next summer, letting go of 260 employees. What does this mean for recovery? And, what sort of services will the county provide to help those workers? We talk with Monroe County Mayor George Neugent.

Marilyn Wick has the largest collection of costumes in the country. She founded the Wick Theater and Costume Museum where she houses more than 1.2 million costumes. Some of them have been used in Broadway shows. She currently has a collection of Liberace outfits on loan. 

And the Popcorn Frights Film Festival is rapidly becoming one of the biggest of its kind in the U.S. We have a panel of horror movie experts, including Jon Rhoads, one of the directors of the locally-made horror short Buzzcut. 

Luis Hernandez is an award-winning journalist and host whose career spans three decades in cities across the U.S. He’s the host of WLRN’s newest daily talk show, Sundial (Mon-Thu), and the news anchor every afternoon during All Things Considered.