Coastal migration; DeSantis in Florida full time; a legislative briefing
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This week on The Florida Roundup, we spoke with the director of the Congressional Budget Office about how the country’s population is expected to get older. Then, we talked with FSU researchers about Florida’s rapidly aging coastal communities. Plus, we spoke with a Politico reporter Gary Fineout and UCF political science professor Aubrey Jewett about how Gov. Ron DeSantis’ move away from the presidential race will affect state politics. We also spoke with former state Sen. Jeff Brandes about how the governor’s return affects Florida’s Republican Party. Then, later, a briefing on recent legisl ..read more
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Florida's kratom industry; DeSantis a distant second in Iowa caucuses; and federal lawsuits could upend the real estate industry
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by WJCT News & WLRN
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This week on The Florida Roundup, we speak with a Jacksonville-based owner of a Kava Bar about kratom, and we look into the Tampa Bay Times’ multipart investigation into the kratom industry with some of the reporters who contributed to the series. Then, a conversation with longtime Florida reporter Matt Dixon about his latest book exploring the battle between former President Donald Trump and Gov. Ron DeSantis. And later, we find out how federal lawsuits are challenging the way real estate agents have been paid for decades. Plus, why some lawmakers consider changing Florida’s official state bi ..read more
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Fact-checking DeSantis’ State of the State; Canadian drug imports; condo reform; Florida GOP’s new leadership
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This week on The Florida Roundup, we fact-checked Gov. Ron DeSantis’ State of the State address with PolitiFact. Then, we spoke with the former secretary for the Agency for Health Care Administration about Florida’s plan to import prescription drugs from Canada. Next, we heard from Sen. Jason Pizzo, D-Hollywood, about his push for condo reforms and then spoke with the new chairman of the Florida Republican Party. Plus, an update on winter storms from the Florida Public Radio Emergency Network and some recent education news. Finally, we ask: Is it “Sani-belle” or and “San-a-bull ..read more
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2023: Florida’s year in review
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2M ago
This week on The Florida Roundup, we look back at some of the Sunshine State's biggest stories in 2023, including Gov. Ron DeSantis’ presidential campaign and other political news; changes in public education; record heat; Hurricane Idalia; and rising home insurance rates ..read more
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Special edition of The Florida Roundup: Growing Up with Guns and Bright Lit Place
The Florida Roundup
by WJCT News & WLRN
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This week on The Florida Roundup, we bring you two special reports: Growing Up With Guns, a series from WUSF examining the way guns can endanger kids' lives and futures, and Bright Lit Place, a podcast from WLRN News that explores what fixing the Everglades would mean for Florida and the world ..read more
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Senate's plan to expand health care access; free speech on campuses; and Florida braces for stormy weather
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by WJCT News & WLRN
2M ago
This week on The Florida Roundup, we spoke with Florida Senate President Kathleen Passidomo about her top priorities for the upcoming legislative session including her health care proposal. We also talked about how the plan aims to expand health care access with Politico reporter Arek Sarkissian. Then, we talked about how the issue of free speech is playing out on Florida campuses, with State University System Chancellor Ray Rodrigues. Later, FPREN meteorologist Megan Borowski joined us for an update on a developing storm, and we shared two stories at the intersection of water and health ..read more
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Florida's insurance market, controversies for both political parties and environmental news
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by WJCT News & WLRN
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This week on The Florida Roundup, we talk about some of the biggest challenges to stabilizing Florida’s insurance market with the state’s insurance commissioner, Michael Yarwosky, and Tim Cerio, president/CEO and executive director of Citizens Property Insurance Corp. And later, we speak with the Miami Herald’s senior political correspondent about calls for the head of the state’s Republican Party to step down and the Florida Democrats' decision to cancel its presidential primary. Plus, a collection of environmental stories from across the state ..read more
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DeSantis-Newsom debate; education news
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by WJCT News & WLRN
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This week on The Florida Roundup, we discussed the debate between Gov. Ron DeSantis and California Gov. Gavin Newsom with fact-checking from PolitiFact Florida’s Samantha Putterman and then simulcast with LAist daily news show AirTalk to hear what both Floridians and Southern Californians thought about the showdown. And later, we hear some of the major education stories from across the state. Plus, a Florida distillery will bottle a new signature rum from The Rolling Stones ..read more
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Waiting for America
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by WJCT News & WLRN
3M ago
On the Florida Roundup, we look at the impact of President Biden's humanitarian parole for migrants, one year later. Throughout the hour, we explore the WLRN News’ series “Waiting for America” with some of the reporters who contributed to it ..read more
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Sports betting; Medicaid unwinding; Florida’s wildlife
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This week on The Florida Roundup, Seminole Hard Rock Casino has relaunched its sports betting app after a court fight over bringing sports betting to the state. We talk about the stakes with sports betting attorney Daniel Wallach, the head of No Casinos John Sowinski and Jessica Cattelino, author of “High Stakes: Florida Seminole Gaming and Sovereignty.” Plus, we look at how the Medicaid unwinding process is going with WMFE’s Joe Mario Pedersen and WUSF & Health News Florida’s Stephanie Colombini, and later KFF’s Jennifer Tolbert. And later, we catch up on some of the wildlife stories from ..read more
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