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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.

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.

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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.

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@wlrn

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Episodes

State investigates local governments; breast cancer awareness month; Florida manatees in trouble

10/15/2021
State investigates local governments; breast cancer awareness month; Florida manatees in trouble

Duration:00:49:35

School districts sue the FLA Department of Health; Redistricting

10/8/2021
School districts sue the FLA Department of Health; Redistricting

Duration:00:49:20

Minimum wage rises; Immigration in Florida

10/1/2021
Floridians who earn the minimum wage received a raise this week; this week, the state filed a lawsuit against President Joe Biden’s administration, claiming his immigration policy along the Southern border is illegal.

Duration:00:49:13

Dr. Joseph Ladapo Appointed Surgeon General; Texas-Style Anti-Abortion Bill

9/24/2021
Gov. Ron DeSantis named Dr. Joseph Ladapo Florida’s new surgeon general this week. Ladapo has questioned the effectiveness of masks, downplayed vaccines and, changed quarantine protocols for schools.

Duration:00:49:22

Vaccine Mandates; COVID-19 Data; FSA Testing; Inspiration4

9/17/2021
This week, Gov. Ron DeSantis leveled a new threat against Florida municipalities, saying that any city or county that requires its employees to receive the COVID-19 vaccine will receive a $5,000 fine per employee.

Duration:00:49:31

Masks In Schools; Abortion Legislation; Proud Boys

9/10/2021
Note: This episode was broadcast just before the appeals ruling was issued on Friday, so the information in the show about the mask case is not up to date.

Duration:00:49:09

School Mask Debate; COVID-19 Data Change; Ghost Candidates

9/3/2021
Thirteen Florida school districts now require students to mask up for school. This comes as Leon County Judge John Cooper has ruled Gov. Ron DeSantis cannot ban mask mandates in public schools.

Duration:00:48:51

Judge: DeSantis Overstepped On Masks; Rivkees Out; COVID-19 Crisis In Hospitals

8/27/2021
Leon County Circuit Judge John Cooper today ruled that Gov. Ron DeSantis’ executive order banning mask mandates for students in Florida public schools is unconstitutional.

Duration:00:49:13

Feds Weighs In On Mask Mandates; State Lawsuit; Nursing Home Vaccines; Regeneron

8/20/2021
Despite Gov. Ron DeSantis’ executive order banning mask mandates in public schools, four of the five largest public school districts in Florida implemented mask mandates. The only exception is if a doctor provides a note stating a child has a medical reason for not masking up.

Duration:00:49:05

Districts Defy DeSantis; Ventilators To Fla.; Back To School; Doctors Advocate For Students

8/13/2021
A handful of school districts across the state are enforcing mask mandates despite Gov. Ron DeSantis’ executive order guaranteeing parents have the right to choose when it comes to masks. Today, a judge hears a lawsuit from Florida parents as they go to court to fight DeSantis’ order in an effort to let local school districts require mask wearing in schools.

Duration:00:49:18

Masking Debate Continues About Fla. Schools; Hospitals Exceed Capacity

8/6/2021
This week, four Florida school districts defied, to varying degrees, an executive order from Gov. Ron DeSantis that bans mask mandates. Duval, Alachua, Leon and Broward counties' school boards and superintendents announced or reaffirmed plans to require masks for students when classes begin (although Duval's has an opt-out clause for parents, in line with the governor's order).

Duration:00:49:01

COVID Cases Overwhelm Hospitals; Gov. Ron DeSantis’ Plan For Public Schools

7/30/2021
COVID-19 infections are rising in Florida and hospitals are filling up with patients sick with the Delta variant. Public hospitals serve a large portion of the 9,000 people currently hospitalized, with numbers rising daily.

Duration:00:49:13

Covid Surge & Gov. Ron DeSantis' Response; Red Tide

7/23/2021
COVID cases have surged in Florida in the past few weeks amid a plateau of vaccination rates and the spread of the Delta variant.

Duration:00:49:21

COVID Surge; Crisis In The Caribbean

7/16/2021
The number of COVID-19 cases in Florida has nearly doubled since last week.

Duration:00:49:22

Rep. Val Demings; Eviction Bans; Covid Numbers On The Rise

7/9/2021
Democratic Congresswoman Val Demings is hoping to take on Republican Florida Sen. Marco Rubio in the 2022 election.

Duration:00:49:14

Biden Visits Surfside; Florida Real Estate; DeSantis’ Big Tech Law

7/2/2021
President Joe Biden arrived this week in Surfside, where he met with the first responders and families affected by the Champlain Towers collapse and pledged that the federal government will pick up 100% of the costs of the response to the collapse.

Duration:00:49:11

Condominium Collapse; Vaccine Hesitancy; Cruises Set Sail; UFOs

6/25/2021
Early Thursday morning, part of the 12-story Champlain Towers South in Surfside, near Miami Beach, collapsed.

Duration:00:49:24

Floridians' Involvement With Insurrection; The Villages; Manatees

6/18/2021
Florida residents, more so than in any other state, are facing criminal charges for their participation in the January 6 Capitol insurrection. According to a USA Today analysis, about 1 in 10 people charged for the January 6th insurrection at the U.S. Capitol have been Floridians. The charges range from being in an unauthorized area to conspiracy and assault of a police officer.

Duration:00:49:27

Unemployment Issues; Florida's Bridgegate; 5 Year Anniversary of Pulse Nightclub Attack

6/11/2021
More jobs are returning to Florida as the pandemic-induced recession - which put thousands out of work - comes to an end. However, many companies say that they are having a hard time finding people to fill them.

Duration:00:49:02

Nikki Fried; Cruise Industry Standoff; Controversial New Florida Laws

6/4/2021
Agricultural Commissioner Nikki Fried, who announced her run for governor this week, joined us.

Duration:00:49:15