Florida Roundup

Florida Roundup

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Each week Melissa Ross of WJCT and Tom Hudson of WLRN in Miami, along with a panel of journalists from around the state, discuss the week in Florida news in The Florida Roundup.


School Safety In The Sunshine State
Dec 13 • 49 min
On Friday’s Roundup we discussed school safety in Florida. Reporting by the South Florida Sun-Sentinel this week found that a disturbing number of violent threats against students and teachers come from mentally impaired children who are fixated on…
Impeachment; First Amendment Foundation
Dec 6 • 48 min
On Friday’s Roundup, two members of the House Judiciary Committee from Florida joined us to discuss the latest in the impeachment inquiry, and how it’s playing out in the Sunshine State.
HIV In Florida
Nov 29 • 49 min
With World AIDS Day approaching, we spent the full program taking a closer look at HIV in Florida with:
Push to Legalize Recreational Marijuna; Florida’s Supreme Court
Nov 22 • 49 min
This week on the Roundup, we took a closer look at the push to legalize recreational marijuana in Florida with Nick Hansen , Chairman, Make it Legal Florida ; and John Kennedy , State Capital Reporter, GateHouse Media. We also discussed the Sunshine…
‘Fake News’; Power Companies And Energy Efficiency
Nov 8 • 49 min
A small Florida county jumped into the ongoing fight between President Trump and the media this week when its county commission’s dissing of the New York Times made national headlines.
Florida Republican Party; Obamacare In The Sunshine State
Nov 1 • 49 min
On Friday’s program, we took a closer look at Florida’s Republican Party with Mike Haridopolos , author of The Modern Republican Party of Florida and George Will , a columnist and the author of The Conservative Sensibility .
Polls On Impeachment Inquiry & Statewide Issues; Election Security
Oct 25 • 49 min
On Friday’s program, we took a closer look at the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, it’s ties to Florida, and two new University of North Florida (UNF) polls.
FL Connections To The Impeachment Inquiry; Lawmakers & Climate Change
Oct 18 • 49 min
On this week’s Florida Roundup , we discussed the Florida connection to the impeachment inquiry surrounding President Donald Trump with Emily Mahoney , Florida Government Reporter, Tampa Bay Times and Miami Herald .
Legal Issues Surrounding Amendment 4; Bans on Conversion Therapy
Oct 11 • 49 min
Amendment 4 restored voting rights to more than a million Florida residents with a felony conviction.
President Trump On Medicare; College Athletes And Endorsements
Oct 4 • 49 min
This week we took a closer look at what President Donald Trump wants to do with Medicare, and how it could affect the millions of Floridians who count on it for health care, with:
9/27/19: Impeachment; Proposed Pay Raise For Teachers
Sep 27 • 49 min
On today’s show, we looked at how the impeachment inquiry is playing with Florida voters.
9/20/19: Climate Strikes; Climate Solutions Caucus; Bottling Water From Ginnie Springs
Sep 20 • 48 min
Millions of students and adults around the world took time off from school and work Friday to participate in a Global Climate Strike . The action comes ahead of a planned United Nations Climate Action Summit that takes place next week in New York.
9/13/19: Charter Schools In The Sunshine State
Sep 13 • 49 min
We spent the full hour taking a closer look at the growth of the charter school movement in Florida with:
9/6/19: Hurricane Dorian, Its Aftermath And The Climate Crisis
Sep 6 • 48 min
This week, Hurricane Dorian devastated the northern Bahamas and stalked Florida, which was spared a direct hit, for days.
8/30/19: Preparing for Hurricane Dorian
Aug 30 • 49 min
Hurricane Dorian may become the strongest storm to hit Florida’s east coast since Hurricane Andrew. As The Florida Round was going on the air, it was tracking closer to the coast, but there were still lots of questions about where it will actually go. We…
8/23/19: Multicultural Tensions in Florida
Aug 23 • 49 min
How are race, language and identity shaping our politics and our democracy?
8/16/19: School Security, Safety And Mental Health
Aug 16 • 49 min
Many students across the Sunshine State headed back to school this week, and others will do so in the coming weeks. So, we spent the full hour looking at how school safety rules are being implemented, and the effects they could have on student mental…
8/9/19: The Politics of Pot
Aug 9 • 49 min
On this week’s Florida Roundup we spent the full hour taking a closer look at the politics of pot in the Sunshine State with: Rep. Shevrin D. “Shev” Jones Dara Kam , Senior Writer, Florida News Service Holly Bell , Florida Department of Agriculture and…
8/2/19: Gun Control in the Sunshine State
Aug 2 • 49 min
We devoted the full program to the issue of gun control in the Sunshine State.
7/26/19: ‘Citizens Amendment’; Florida Guardianship Program Under Investigation
Jul 26 • 49 min
On this week’s Florida Roundup we look at the proposed “citizens amendment.”