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Perspective On 2018 Elections, The Tamiami Trail Turns 90 & New World Symphony Side By Side Concert

Poster of the exhibit 'Trailblazers' in Collier Museum, that encaptures the history of the Tamiami Trail, a road that connects Miami to Naples.

Guests for Sundial on Tuesday, April 24 2018:

Dr. Susan MacManus is a political analyst and teaches political science at the University of South Florida. She spoke on the reasons why some members of Congress are not running for reelection and gave some perspective on upcoming state and national elections.

This year marks the 90th anniversary of the Tamiami Trail. It has been considered an engineering marvel, linking Miami to Naples on a 113-mile-long road that runs through the Everglades.

The road has negatively impacted the Everglades and has been the subject of a lot of controversy. Our guest, Jonathan Ullman, created the exhibit TrailBlazers in Collier County that tries to encapsulate the history of the Tamiami Trail. He joined the program to speak about measures being taken to restore the flow of water in the Everglades that the road disrupted and events that will be going on to celebrate the road's anniversary.

The New World Symphony is preparing for the Side By Side Concert that will be taking place this weekend. The concert creates an opportunity for school-aged instrumentalists to perform alongside New World Fellows.

French horn player Brianna Garcon and basoonists Gabriel Iscuissati and Darren Hicks have been practicing for months to prepare for the concert. They joined us in the studio to talk about their experience and how technology will play a role in how people will get to see them perform.

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