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5/25/2018: Protests Against Publix, Congressional Candidate Sees Political Backlash

5/25/2018
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Publix SuperMarkets is known more for its subs than its political activism, but the grocery chain’s support of Republican gubernatorial candidate Adam Putnam is generating controversy. And one candidate says Puerto Ricans shouldn’t be allowed to vote in Florida- even though they’re U.S. citizens.

Duration:00:49:39

5/18/2018: Opioid Lawsuit; Medical Marijuana; Hyperloop And Brightline Train

5/18/2018
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Opioid Lawsuit The state of Florida is going after major opioid manufacturers and distributors. Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi on Tuesday at a recovery center in Tampa announced the state is seeking to recover all damages allowable. She predicted a likely settlement in the billions. Bondi said 15 people die every day in Florida from opioid abuse. More than 10,000 Floridians have died from what Bondi calls the state’s “opioid crisis.” Medical Marijuana If patients can use medical...

Duration:00:48:59

5/11/18: UF Graduation Racial Controversy, Governor's Race

5/11/2018
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We begin The Florida Roundup statewide edition this week with a closer look at an incident at the University of Florida caught on video, that’s highlighted the divide over race in America.

Duration:00:49:52

5/4/2018: Florida Politics; Money For Arming Schools; School Funding Lawsuit

5/4/2018
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Florida Politics The Sunshine Summit is an annual conference for Florida Republicans, and this summer one of the invited speakers is Dinesh D’Souza, is a convicted felon and conservative firebrand who mocked Marjory Stoneman Douglas students on Twitter. He later apologized. Gov. Rick Scott and incoming Senate President Bill Galvano have criticized the GOP invitation to D’Souza. The Republican Party has responded to the criticism by adding a speaker who’s been critical of D’Souza. Matt...

Duration:00:49:44

4/27/18: Felons Voting Rights, Bipartisan Politics And Solar In Florida

4/27/2018
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Florida does not have to change its system for restoring the voting rights of felons -- for now.

Duration:00:49:51

4/20/18: Guns In Schools, Proposed Changes To Florida's Constitution

4/20/2018
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Voters will decide a stack of proposed changes to the state constitution. That’s in this week’s Florida Roundup podcast along with a look at how schools could put more people with guns on campuses to protect students.

Duration:00:48:39

4/13/18: High Powered Senate Race, Public Beach Access

4/13/2018
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On this week's Roundup: The matchup between Gov. Rick Scott and Senator Bill Nelson is expected to be the most expensive U.S. Senate race in history and we look at how a new law might impact your trip to the beach.

Duration:00:48:52

4/6/18: Midterm Elections, Guns And The Political Divide

4/6/2018
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On the statewide Roundup this week: Two former Florida congressmen – one a Democrat and the other a Republican – joined us for a wide ranging discussion.

Duration:00:48:53

3/30/18: Felon Voting Rights, Political Spending, Underwater Mortgages

3/30/2018
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A judge has ordered Gov. Rick Scott to find a new system for restoring voting rights for felons in Florida.

Duration:00:48:55

03/23/18: Billionaire Joins Florida's Gun Debate; 'March For Our Lives' Is Saturday

3/23/2018
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On this week’s Roundup: In the wake of the Parkland mass shooting, billionaire donor Tom Steyer has pledged a million dollars to register young Florida residents to vote.

Duration:00:48:57

3/9/2018: Students Walk Out To Speak Out

3/16/2018
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Across the state, students walked out of class this week in protest of guns and school violence - one month after the mass shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.

Duration:00:48:50

03/2/2018: Gun Control In Florida

3/2/2018
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Gun reform takes center stage in this week’s podcast.

Duration:00:50:24

02/23/18: Students Mobilize To Fight For Stricter Gun Regulations

2/23/2018
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This week’s Roundup looks at the complex gun issue, including the influence the NRA has among Florida politicians.

Duration:00:48:55

02/16/18: A Look At The Debate Over Guns And Mental Health

2/16/2018
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After this week’s mass school shooting in South Florida the debate is growing over how the state treats guns and pays for mental health services.

Duration:00:48:47

02/02/18: Tesla Roadster Goes from Fla. To Space, State Education Funding Battle

2/9/2018
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Teacher unions are being targeted in the battle over public education in Florida. That’s among the stories you’ll hear in this week’s Roundup.

Duration:00:48:51

02/02/18: Fla. Speaker Against Sanctuary Cities, Voting Rights Overhaul Needed For Felons

2/2/2018
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On this week’s statewide Roundup: The state’s ban on felon voting rights has ruled been unconstitutional while Florida’s House Speaker said there will be there will be no sanctuary cities on his watch.

Duration:00:48:54

01/26/18: Felon Rights, Fla. Supreme Court Uses Facebook, Texting Legislation

1/26/2018
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The state’s voters will now decide if convicted felons should regain the right to vote after they leave prison. The Florida Supreme Court is going live - on Facebook Live. And put down your phone. You might be pulled over for texting while driving if a new law passes.

Duration:00:48:56

01/19/18: Offshore Drilling, African-Americans Receive More Jaywalking Tickets In Fla.

1/19/2018
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On this week’s Roundup: Florida gets a reprieve from offshore drilling while police hand out more jaywalking tickets in the state to African-Americans and another accuser comes forward with allegations of sexual harassment against a former top state lawmaker. The Politics Of Offshore Drilling The Trump Administration wants to open up America’s coastline to oil drilling. After Republican Gov. Rick Scott’s plea, the administration amended that to say Florida shouldn’t be included. That in...

Duration:00:48:55

01/12/17: Abortion Ruling, Tallahassee Sex Scandals and Trump's Alleged Vulgar Slur

1/12/2018
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A state judge says it’s unconstitutional to make Florida women wait to get an abortion while another sex scandal opens the state legislative session. Plus, the political world in Florida and nationwide is on fire over allegations President Donald Trump used an expletive term.

Duration:00:48:54

01/05/17: The Midterm Elections And Legislative Session

1/5/2018
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This week on the roundup we’re looking at how the political year is shaping up, from the wide-open governor’s race to Bill Nelson’s bid to defend his U.S. Senate seat.

Duration:00:48:59

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